It has long been assumed that Barry Bonds' standoffish personality would ultimately be his undoing in his upcoming perjury trial. But, as Tim Keown writes in the March 21 issue of ESPN The Magazine, the exact opposite is true.
From the June 28 issue of ESPN The Magazine, via Tim Keown: Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez is so nasty that hitters claim they don't stand a chance. Hey, if you can't beat him, sue him. You'll see what we mean.
ESPN The Magazine's September 7 issue profiles the Texas Rangers under the guide of president Nolan Ryan, who have abandoned the thinking on pitch counts and, in the process, developed a muscle on the mound that is guiding them towards the playoffs.