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|August 1, 2007||
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MEAT OF THE ORDER. Though he’s only 23, Prince Fielder’s brought a sizzling bat, a sunny smile and a lifetime of experience to the NL Central race. No wonder Milwaukee’s got his back. Jeff Bradley reports.
- MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on Fielder: “He’s going to be different from his dad. He’s going to be better.”
- 10-year Brewer Geoff Jenkins on Fielder: “This may be just his second season, but it’s like he’s got over 20 years of experience. He’s come in here and produced, no doubt. But he’s done more than that. He’s made this his team.”
THIS WAY IN. You don’t need 90mph heat or 40-inch hops to land a job in pro sports. Choreographer Jamie Parrish and six other average Joes took alternate routes to the show. The Magazine staff reports.
DEAR SIR OR MADAM. It took years for Michael Thompson to land his dream gig. Now he works with the NBA ballers daily. The Magazine spends 9 to 5 – and then some – with the Hornets communications director. Plus, how to land your first job in sports. Eddie Matz reports.
IN THE ROTATION. Sure, you want to work for the love of the game, but you’re not averse to a little cash, right? The Magazine looks at 11 people on Jimmy Rollins’ payroll to see just how rewarding a sports job can be. Dan Galvin reports.
ARTHUR AND MIKE: A LOVE STORY. Falcons owner Arthur Blank steadfastly put the fate of his franchise in Michael Vick’s arms and legs. Now he’s realizing that breaking up is hard to do. Dave Fleming reports.
NBA REF CRISIS. Disgraced ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy might have given the profession its biggest black eye yet, but insiders say the gambling scandal is only part of the crisis facing league officials. Ric Bucher reports.
SUBJECT: FANNING THE FIRE. One Arkansas football zealot got all he could handle when he shed his Internet anonymity to go after Houston’s Coach Nutt. Seth Wickersham reports.
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY. As a Kenyan, Bernard Lagat won Olympic silver and bronze medals. Now an American citizen, he’s teaching U.S. runners everything he knows as he trains for another shot at gold. Luke Cyphers reports.
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL. Champ car driver Graham Rahal is not your everyday recent high school grad. Just ask his parents. Or his auto dealer. Chico Harlan reports.
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