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  1. Derek Jeter's Diary: Notes From a Final All-Star Game

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, July 10: at Cleveland Indians Nothing good ever happe...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. Welcome to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Where the Devout Will Atte...

    Michael Baumann

    One Easter Sunday during college, I pulled on my wrinkled khakis and last clean dress shirt and walked a couple of blocks to the closest Methodist church. This church had its roots in the antebellum South, but despite being within sight of t...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Home Run Derby Awards: Best Hair, Best Homer, Best Shaving Kit&nd...

    Matt Borcas

    While not everyone gets excited about Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities, this year's Home Run Derby threatened to be at least somewhat entertaining, thanks to a new bracket format, three fewer outs per round, and a semi-stacked f...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Going, Going, Gone

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy looking for meaningful sports anywhere, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes won his second consecutive Home Run Derby, becoming the first player since Ken Griffey...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Kyle Seager’s Ascent to Transcendence

    Michael Baumann

    There's a tired trope in romantic comedies: The leading man (or woman) bounces from dalliance to dalliance with a series of beautiful but ultimately disappointing people before eventually realizing that the steadfast best friend is his (or her) ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  8. A Taxonomy of Puzzling 2014 MLB All-Star Game Roster Decisions

    Michael Baumann

    I know that it's dumb to get worked up over All-Star snubs, because in the grand scheme of things they don't matter. Though, really, neither do sports in general, so once we start getting worked up over sports, it's all...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. Jonathan Lucroy, Shadow MVP

    Michael Baumann

    Some star players take off immediately. Others gradually improve over time. Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy hasn't done either; he's riding a multi-stage rocket to the moon. I can only imagine what it's like to be a Brewers fan, wa...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. This Bud’s for No One

    Charles P. Pierce

    The other night, because I had little to do that could not be done by only occasionally hoisting myself off the sofa, I settled in to watch the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees play a splendid little game of baseball. Jon Lester was pitching f...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. Alan Thicke, the Most Interesting Man in the Sports World

    Eric Benson and Joe DeLessio

    T here he is on the ice before the NHL All-Star Game in 1988, taking slap shots beside Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. He's there at Michael Jordan's first charity golf tournament in the Bahamas, staying up into the we...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short tells the story of how a g...

    ESPN Films

    Our latest film, from director Matt Dilmore, tells the story of how a guy from Detroit was able to con just about every sports league in the country.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  13. How We'd Fix It: The NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Grantland has proposed fixes for topics as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and Jersey Shore. This summer, the editors asked me to fix the entire NHL. I'm assuming this is because they felt topics like "the economy&q...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  14. How we'd fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Sorry we're not sorry, Gary.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  15. The Designated Player: Taking Care of Business at the MLS All-Sta...

    Graham Parker

    Moments in Soccer Globalization, Part 1 I'm in a dark wood-clad, faux-Edwardian drawing room off the lobby of a luxury hotel in downtown Kansas City. I'm waiting to interview Italo Zanzi, the American CEO of AS Roma, which is in town to play the MLS...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Royal Flush

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy playing chess while everyone else was eating checkers, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Powered by a clutch Alex Gordon triple, the Kansas City Royals bagged their eighth consecutive win as they held off the T...

    Blog | August 01, 2013