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  1. Video: Four Minutes of Big Papi Doing Awesome Things in the Posts...

    Grantland Staff

    There are a lot of good reasons to hate the Boston Red Sox, but I'm pretty sure David Ortiz is someone upon whom everyone can agree. Remember his speech after the Boston Marathon bombing this year? Characters like Big Papi are one of the reasons spor...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  2. Big Papi's Roller-Coaster Ride

    Jonah Keri

    Yu Darvish has been nearly unhittable in his second big league season. Though known more for his mastery of multiple pitches and eerily consistent delivery, the Rangers right-hander can also beat you with pure heat, with a fastball that averages 93.1...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Lakers Beat the Traffic to Summer Vacation

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 25 and 10 boards as the Thunder eliminated the Lakers and advanced to the Western Conference F...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. About Last Weekend: Rangers Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy exhausting all possible avenues to make sure that X Games cyclist Chase Hawk is in no way related to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ... ALL possible avenues ... here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  5. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Bill Simmons on David Ortiz and his evolution into a legend

    Bill Simmons

    Just like Bill Russell before him, David Ortiz and his larger-than-life persona have written his name in permanent ink in the Boston history books.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: Patriots Save Best for Last

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy cheering Matt Schaub's ankle injury because that's the only way to fill the pit of sadness that lives in your chest, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: New England handed New Orleans its first loss of the season...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Spilling the Beans

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being ready for some football, some Wednesday-night football, Wednesday-night football that is never going to come, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner back Darrelle Revis has said he'...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  12. Video: Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., and Lean Papi Ortiz in 19...

    chrisryan

    What a difference 13 years makes. (h/t KIRO TV and reader Thom)...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. About Last Weekend: Aye, Aye, Captain

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your future isn't so bright, and you should probably take off your shades inside because you look foolish, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: Derek Jeter came back with a bang, returning from inju...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. 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
  15. The 2013 Red Sox: Don't Call It a Comeback

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox own the best record in the American League. Maybe you're used to this by now. They surged out of the gate, spent most of April and early May atop the AL East, fell back to the pack for a short while, reclaimed the division lead on ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Dodgers Pull Even

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out watching the extended cut of Inception where the top spins for two years before finally falling, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Hanley Ramirez remained red hot, going 3-for-6 including a tie-breaking 14th-inn...

    Blog | July 11, 2013