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  1. About Last Night: Battle of the Bay

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy parking your fleet of car-carrying trucks in LeBron James's driveway while you asked him if you could take a leak in his foyer, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jason Hammel&rsq...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Tanaka Can’t Cut It

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pitching a soap opera pilot titled Sterling v. Sterling, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: New York starter Masahiro Tanaka was not at his best for the Yankees, who fell to the Cleveland Indians...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Price Is Still Right

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building a monument to Tim Howard out of stones and beard hair, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Tampa Bay starter David Price's streak of five consecutive starts with double-digit stri...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Down Goes Joel

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy figuring out what love is worth, and also what Kevin Love is worth, and most important, what loving Kevin Love is worth, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: With only a week before the NBA draft, K...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Seriously, This World Cup Thing Is Intense

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy lining up for tickets to The Ryan Fitzpatrick Show, coming soon to the poor people of Houston, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Despite being without a club team, Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo O...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Quick Thinking

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy changing your mind and suing yourself to prove you are mentally capable of holding onto a multibillion-dollar asset, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Quick was immen...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  8. Four MLB Stories You Might Have Missed While Watching Jenrry Meji...

    Jonah Keri

    With big headlines like the Tommy John epidemic, the historic strikeout rate, and moonwalking closers dominating this baseball season, you're forgiven if you've lost track of some of the subtler stories affecting the 2014 campaign. Here are...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. The 30: Change Begets Change

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how much we watch, study, and obsess over baseball, the game will still make us look like fools. That's because for all of its hidebound ways, baseball is ultimately propelled by change. We might think we know which teams are going to ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  10. The Legend of Tony Plush

    Michael Baumann

    In the spring of 2054, I took my oldest grandson, Cole Hamels Baumann, on his first camping trip. We hiked the rolling hills of Appalachia, the moss bouncing under his youthful feet and creaking on my old legs. By the time we reached our campsite, I...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. 2014 AL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 division previews kicked off last week with a look at the AL East. Today, the series continues with the AL Central, where the Tigers are going for their fourth consecutive division title, the Indians are trying to make it back t...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  15. Roster Doctor: Fantasy Baseball Preview

    Jonah Keri

    If you've been reading Grantland's baseball coverage this spring, you've probably noticed an obsession with Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Looking for a prime 2014 breakout candidate? Salazar's your guy. W...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  16. A Field Trip to Believeland

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday afternoon I was driving home from work when a friend from college sent me a text message: "You have to come to Cleveland this week." This made no sense. If you're not from Cleveland, there's never a good reason to go to Cleveland. He ca...

    Blog | October 04, 2013