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  1. The Year of Living Less Dangerously

    Ben Lindbergh

    Late in a lost 2013 season, hours before a meaningless game against the Mets, Phillies battery mates Erik Kratz and Cliff Lee compared the dangers they'd face when they took the field. Kratz, a veteran catcher, was concerned about the ri...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  2. To Roy Halladay, With Gratitude

    Michael Baumann

    Yesterday, free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay announced that he'd sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and never play professional baseball again. It seems so antiseptic to put it that way, but that's what happened. And it's a great los...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Ciao, Giovani!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy doubling down on a profanity-laced tirade against your own fans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard had two touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers t...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. Pitchers' Duel Diary: The All-Star Game

    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 17, 2013
  5. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    The trade deadline might be a month away, but that doesn't mean teams are waiting to make some moves.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Instant Classic

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting up for the Premier League fixture list to be revealed (and who wasn't?) here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: In an electric back-and-forth affair that will surely be remembered as an all-time classic, the Mi...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. Ryan Howard Listens to Tyga, and Other Revelations Surrounding th...

    Ian Cohen

    You're really limiting yourself if "What would you use for at-bat music?" is the sort of thing you only talk about with your drinkin' buddies. It might be the single most insightful query you can ask in any situation: first date, job interview, inter...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  8. Pinch-Running Pitchers, Chapman Flaming Out, and Back-to-Back Hom...

    Michael Baumann

    Sunday afternoon, the Phillies came back from down 2-0 to beat the Reds. That's not particularly newsworthy on its own — the Phillies aren't a bad team, and in a game as unpredictable as baseball, comebacks like that are commonplace. But di...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  9. The All–MLB Network Pitching Staff

    Michael Baumann

    A couple weeks ago, I posted a starting lineup of the most entertaining players in baseball, and Jonah Keri objected to my including only one pitcher, Yu Darvish. Of course, you can have only one pitcher in a starting lineup at a time. That's how bas...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  10. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A Brave(s) New Season

    Shane Ryan

    We're back for 2013, and my only hope is that this is the year we finally have a quadruple play. It's been so long. And with that wish in our hearts, here are the top 10 stories/players/matchups heading into the weekend. 10. The Weird Constant Int...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Where Angels Fall

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Hot Bat of the Week: Miguel Cabrera (DET-MIN) Miggy is red-hot, with five home runs, 12 RBIs, and a .429/.485/1.071 line in his...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. About Last Night: The Tale of Peyton's Picks

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Matt Ryan threw his 100th career touchdown pass and the Falcons defense harassed Peyton Manning into three first-quarter interceptions in a 27-21 win over...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Rocket's Relaunch

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Roger Clemens, 50 years old and pitching for the first time in five years, threw 3.1 scoreless innings for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independe...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Phelps Shows His Mettle, Medal

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. With a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly and a gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay, Michael Phelps now owns 19 Olympic medals, surpassing Soviet gymna...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Lee Needs More Athletic Supporters

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee each pitched eight strong innings, but Matt Kemp's walk-off home run in the 12th gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win over the Phill...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  16. Halladay's Back, But Is There Hope for the Phillies?

    Shane Ryan

    The Good News 1. Roy Halladay returned from a back strain last night to pitch five solid innings in a 3-2 Phillies win over the Dodgers. In only 80 pitches, he managed six strikeouts and seven swinging strikes. His fastball wasn't very lively (he ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012