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  1. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. College Baseball World Series Preview

    Michael Baumann

    It's that time of year again, when for 10 days something interesting happens in Nebraska: the College World Series. Two groups of four teams play a double-elimination round to set up a best-of-three championship series. Some of the players...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Stand up and Cheer for Hoosier: Kyle Schwarber Is About to Be on ...

    Michael Baumann

    Have you ever asked a question and, a fraction of a second into hearing the answer, felt like an idiot for failing to figure it out on your own? If you ask Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber which major league hitters he admires, that's how his...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Dirk Don't Fear the Reaper

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy consciously uncoupling yourself from a leftover meatball sub, here are the five biggest stories in sports you missed on Tuesday: Dirk Nowitzki's 32 points were enough stop a rampant Kevin "Muffins" Durant as the ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. How Concern Over Pitcher Usage Can Actually Give College Coaches ...

    Michael Baumann

    We haven't completely solved baseball, but we've made great strides in the past 100 years. Standards for training, conditioning, and instruction are at an all-time high; the equipment is better and the medical treatment is more advanced; scouts scour...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  6. There Will Be No Hummers: The Personal History of a College Baseb...

    Justin Halpern

    I sat in the bullpen of Tony Gwynn Stadium, home of the San Diego State Aztecs, cleaning my cleats in case I got the call to get hot. Next to me were seven other relief pitchers, all of us watching our starter struggle through the second inning of a ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. College World Series Preview

    Michael Baumann

    If you think the Heat-Spurs series is the most exciting championship being contested this weekend … well, you're fooling yourself. Out in Nebraska, eight college baseball teams will be vying for a trophy far less celebrated than the Stanley Cup...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. 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
  9. The Curious Strategy of Letting Yourself Get Plunked

    Michael Baumann

    One thing you'll notice watching the University of Louisville's baseball team — yes, the one that got eliminated from the College World Series on Monday — is that most Cardinals hitters wear the same hard plastic elbow pad at the plate. O...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  10. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Central Bookings

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. Fair warning: This is going to be an overwhelming weekend. The start of college football and U.S. Open tennis join baseball in a sor...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  11. A.J. Ellis Is Living the Crash Davis Success Story

    Jonah Keri

    Take one look at A.J. Ellis's resume, and you can't help but picture the biggest of underdogs. Ellis was a standout catcher in college ... but he played in the Ohio Valley Conference, at Austin Peay ("baseball powerhouse," he quipped). After stayi...

    Blog | May 16, 2012