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  1. About Last Night: The Perfect Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy telling one of your employees to hit another one of your employees to settle an interpersonal workplace dispute, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: A fourth-quarter surge from the Pacers' reserves turned a close...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  2. Baseball Scout School, Part 2: Rating Beers, Falling in Love With...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh, editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, is learning how to be a baseball scout. He is enrolled in MLB's Scout Development Program, where he is getting an education in how to trust his eyes as much as he trusts the numbers. You can read...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Buccos Dance Once Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to shake off seeing the Raider Rusher, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. For the first time in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing postseason baseball after clinching at least a wild-card be...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. 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
  5. About Last Night: No Way, Jose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting bad news from Dr. James Andrews, because that guy has never once given good news in his life, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Miami starter Jose Fernandez dominated with his arm and bat, throwing seve...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Johnny Football Sort of Takes a Seat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were too gobsmacked by stories about the side effects of PCP abuse, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: On the eve of the college football season, the NCAA investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reached its ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Fear the Cubs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy talking yourself into Marcedes Lewis's fantasy bounce-back potential, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw was outpitched by Cubs starter Travis Wood, and the Dodgers were unable to finish a late ral...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. 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
  9. About Last Night: We Believe in Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy hiding out in your ill-conceived meteor shower bunker, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Texas starter Yu Darvish came close to throwing a no-hitter in Houston, but had to settle for a 2-1 win over the Astros afte...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  10. About Last Night: It's All About the Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were too busy finishing off a box of Pop Tarts to watch a 95-pound 13-year-old medal in the X Games, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Yu Darvish turned in a ferocious performance, striking out 14 Diamondbacks for the sec...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  11. Soriano Comes Home to the Bronx

    Jonah Keri

    Desperate for any hitter with a pulse, the Yankees acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, landing a 37-year-old left fielder with a .287 on-base percentage who still qualifies as a major upgrade over what they have. Crushed by injuries to Curtis ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  12. Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Matt Garza. In Garza, the Rangers acquired what might turn out to be the best pitcher on the market...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  13. About Last Night: The Cheating Chronicles

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving birth to an heir to a throne (hey, Kate, what's up?) here's what you missed in sports on Monday: If your favorite sports news is depressing drug suspension news, well, you're in luck, because Denver Broncos' defensi...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. Roster Doctor: The Deadliners

    Jonah Keri

    We're less than two weeks away from the trade deadline, and several key fantasy contributors figure to get dealt. In some cases, players getting dealt won't affect your team all that much, since their stats don't figure to change much. But a handful ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  15. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Beautiful, Soaring Cardinals

    Shane Ryan

    We suffered through a bit of a downer last weekend, but the rebound is looking great. I forcefully recommend watching every minute of each game listed below, with one notable exception: 10. Oh God, the Astros and Cubs Are Playing (HOU-CHC) You ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  16. About Last Night: The Cup Tied Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy redecorating your second solarium, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Behind an overtime goal from Brent Seabrook, the Chicago Blackhawks escaped Boston with a riveting 6-5 overtime victory over the Bruins, even...

    Blog | June 20, 2013