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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. How we'd fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Sorry we're not sorry, Gary.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Video: Jamal Crawford and Tony Wroten Jr. at Pro-Am All-Star Game...

    Grantland Channel

    New York, L.A., D.C., and Chicago are regarded as the end-all, be-all when it comes to summer basketball locales. But don't sleep on the Northwest! Brewing in the region that now shares a name with Kimye's offspring is a rivalry between two cities th...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  11. Six Degrees of Summer League

    Andrew Sharp

    "We call it the Sundance of basketball. People from top to bottom in the industry will be in Las Vegas. It's one of the few times besides the All-Star Game when lots of people and decision-makers are looking to make an impression or move relationship...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. The 2013 All-Star Game Power Rankings

    Michael Baumann

    Well, the American League put on quite the display of run prevention in New York, posting a 3-0 win to earn its champion home-field advantage in the World Series. Because this time, like a certain bucktoothed purple Muppet, it counts. But who were...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. Pitchers' Duel Diary: The All-Star Game

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Exit Light

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy infiltrating a high school drug ring by posing as a kid only to immediately be outed as the 63-year-old man that you are, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Mariano Rivera was named the All-Star Game's Most Valuab...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  15. The Junk Food Pleasure of the Home Run Derby

    Michael Baumann

    I watched last night's Home Run Derby while chowing down on a fast-food bacon cheeseburger. And you're damn right I got the large drink and fries. I didn't retrieve it in my V8 pickup truck, nor did I chase that cocktail of unsaturated fat and high f...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  16. Mike Trout Has No Idea Where He Is and Other Great Moments From t...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, some MLB dudes did some yard work (total insider baseball term there) at the 2013 Home Run Derby. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's bested Bryce Harper in the final round, which means Harper has to serve as the Cuban slugger's personal b...

    Blog | July 16, 2013