slugger was behaving as advertised, batting .347 through Sunday (.412 in last
10 games) with 49 RBIs for the suddenly flying fish. After seeing Miggy (above)
foil an intentional walk attempt by reaching out to lash an RBI single--think
Kelly Leak, Bad News Bears--manager Joe Girardi opined, "He is a great
The Twins are
rolling, and times are sweet in U.S. hockey country: At the NHL draft three of
the top eight picks were Minnesotans (including No. 1 Erik Johnson, page 31),
and the home state Wild traded for sniper Pavol Demitra.
Germany is sehr
heiss--and not just on the pitch, where the team (page 44) delighted the home
faithful by storming into the quarterfinals. The games had attracted an average
of 51,759 high-spirited fans, and for all the bier drinking, roughhousing was
Rookie of the
year. Cover boy for EA's NHL 07 video game. What's next for the Capitals'
Russian revolutionary (left)--a job as G.M.? Maybe. At the draft, ownership had
him step up to the podium to announce their top two picks.