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  1. PitchCraft: The Midseason GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    It's All-Star week, so rather than focus on a single pitcher, it's time for the first annual PitchCraft Awards. Here we'll be honoring the good, the bad, and the ugly from baseball's first half. Starting, because we're real r...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. The Best, Most Devastating Pitches of the Year: A GIF Roundup

    Shane Ryan

    In terms of alcohol, pitching is the craft beer of baseball -- subtle enough to be considered artistic, but earthy and powerful enough to avoid associations with more pretentious spirits, like that one whiskey you can find only on raft distilleries o...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. MLB Playoff Hate Primer: The Best Player to Despise on Each Team

    Shane Ryan

    The playoffs are a time for triumph and joy, and in a month our lasting image for the season will be some team celebrating a World Series win with champagne and goggles. But it would be wrong to ignore the flip side of that coin. Wayyyy more teams wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Nolan and Billy, to the Death

    Shane Ryan

    It's August, the worst month of the year! Time to shut your blinds, turn the air conditioner down to 56, and hibernate for 30 days with only baseball and unsweetened ice tea for companions. Here are the best ways to make it through the first weekend ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  10. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Scherzer vs. Kazmir

    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 09, 2013
  11. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. About Last Night: When Keeping It Lockout Goes Wrong

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Russell Wilson's last-second Hail Mary pass fell into the arms of ... well, it fell into the arms of M.D. Jennings, who plays for the Packers, but the ...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  13. The Weekend Baseball Top 10 Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Holy Shit, the Mariners (SEA-CWS) Pardon the cussing, gang. But, I mean, come on; when the Mariners win eight baseball games in...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Usain-ity, 2.0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Usain Bolt won his second straight gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash, pulling away from the field and finishing in 9.63 seconds, an Olympic rec...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Going, Going, Greinke

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Brewers GM Doug Melvin said that his team will trade Zack Greinke before next Tuesday's deadline. He called up his friend Billy Beane to ask if it sounde...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: West Coast Bias

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Reality Cometh for One (BAL-CLE) Now for this weekend's metaphorical boxing match between two of the luckiest teams in baseball. ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012