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  1. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Fear and Loathing in Fenway

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. How is it mid-September? Did we even have August this year? Are the playoffs really sneaking up on us? This is getting serious, gang. Each team has about 15 games left to win, lose, bargain, plead, suffer, and despair. There are onl...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  2. Simple Math: Why the Indians Will (Kinda) Make the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    The Cleveland Indians, who haven't made the playoffs since 2007, just finished a fairly brutal stretch of baseball. Starting on August 27, they endured 15 games in 16 days against some of the best teams in the game. That list included the Atlanta Bra...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  3. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: The Best Pitching Matchup You'll Never Se...

    Shane Ryan

    The weekend is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to sit back, watch some baseball, cry, watch more baseball, think about exercising, back to baseball, cry, baseball, eat, cry, baseball, baseball, cryball, eat, cryercise, baseball, eat. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. MLB Weekend Top 10: Motor City Bias

    Shane Ryan

    More good news for Detroit — it's in three separate entries this week! Let the good times roll! 10. Hey, Everyone, the Orioles Still Exist (COL-BAL) Has any team gone from "national darling" to "completely ignored" in one year while still...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  6. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Lee-Harvey, But No Oswald

    Shane Ryan

    10. The 2013 "Oh Wait, They're Good?" Team (ARI-SFG) Every year, it feels like there's one division-leading team that slips under the radar. This is often because the division itself is terrible, the team hasn't had much playoff success in the pas...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Does Anyone Love the AL East?

    Shane Ryan

    Like the man at no. 10 during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, let's jump right into the fray. 10. Yasiel Puig, the Cienfuegos Slammer (LAD-PIR) I left Puig off the list last week, and certain factions were upset. So here he is, in all his shiny g...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Might Is (Wain)Wright

    Shane Ryan

    I love baseball, so it wouldn't be true to say I've been faking the funk so far in the 2013 season. But there comes a point every year when the game pierces the thick mental hide of my winter hibernation, and my fandom rises to near-obsessive levels....

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  10. Can Desperation Save the Dying Yankees?

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start with some questions: Is it just bad luck that so many god-awful playoff performers found themselves playing for the New York Yankees? Does a lack of clutch hitting have something to do with attitude? Is it contagious? Is it Joe Girardi's ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Eye of the Tigers

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Justin Verlander tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out 11 and allowing four hits as the Tigers beat the A's 6-0 in Game 5 to advance to the ALCS....

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Chen Silences Yankees

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Wei-Yin Chen pitched 6⅓ strong innings and Chris Davis hit a crucial two-RBI single as the Orioles evened up the ALDS at one game apiece with a 3-2 ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  13. Yanks-Orioles and the Kid Brother Theory

    Shane Ryan

    On Friday, as I watched the Orioles and Rangers fight out the wild-card playoff in Arlington, Texas, I was begging for a Baltimore win. The winner would face the New York Yankees in the divisional round, and I am an evil, soulless fan of the corporat...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  14. About Last Night: NASCAR's Crash Course

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Matt Kenseth managed to avoid a 25-car pileup on his way to earning a Sprint Cup victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Kyle Busch, car No. 25 in the ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Moneyball Won't Quit

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Travis Blackley allowed just one run over six innings as the A's beat the Rangers 3-1 to move into a tie atop the AL West with just one game remaining. T...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. About Last Night: NFL Changes Its Stripes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NFL and the referee union released a joint statement last night announcing they had reached an agreement to end the lockout. Unfortunately, this pr...

    Blog | September 27, 2012