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  1. PitchCraft: Max Scherzer, Professor Whiffs-n-Wins

    Shane Ryan

    (Our usual GIF-related thanks go out to Nick Pollack at Pitcher GIFs, a great follow for all your pitching needs.) Dear World: Is it cool that we haven't done a PitchCraft on the guy who is tied for the AL lead in wins and is tied for second in...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Chasing Pau Gasol

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out hoarding fireworks in an attempt to become the Grinch Who Stole July 4, only to see your shrunken heart enlarged after a long speech about the meaning of America from Tim Howard, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday...

    Blog | July 03, 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: 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Lee-Harvey, But No Oswald

    Shane Ryan

    10. The 2013 "Oh Wait, They're Good?" Team (ARI-SFG) Every year, it feels like there's one division-leading team that slips under the radar. This is often because the division itself is terrible, the team hasn't had much playoff success in the pas...

    Blog | July 19, 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: 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
  12. The Pitchers' Duel Diary: Alex Cobb vs. Doug Fister

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to this new series, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the art of pitching. In the process, we also discover wonderful things about ourselves and our lives through the lens of basebal...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. 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
  14. MLB Weekend Top 10: Texas Exceptionalism Forever

    Shane Ryan

    And we are BACK, with your all-purpose* guide to the weekend in MLB action. *Single-purpose, really. It's super limited in function. You can only read it. 10. no. 2 UNC vs. no. 3 Virginia (Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN3) Whoa! Supe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Eagles Caged by Cam

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Cam Newton threw for 302 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as the Panthers topped the Eagles 30-22 in Monday Night Football. After the game, fired A...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Miggy 1, Sabermetrics 0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award, beating out Angels rookie Mike Trout by a healthy margin. And now it's time for the ANGRY OLD SPORTS...

    Blog | November 16, 2012