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  1. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Pitchers

    Jonah Keri

    This week, Grantland profiled the best player in today's game and also lamented/scrutinized/mourned/HotTake'd one of the greatest players of all time. Any time a discussion of best-sports-anything starts, it has a tendency to get heated. Float a ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  3. Mike Trout's Rookie Campaign Is History in the Making

    Jonah Keri

    At first, it was a fun story. Twenty-year-old kid succeeds in the big leagues after a brief teenage cameo a year earlier. Then it was a tandem story — two outrageously talented, outrageously young rookies setting the baseball world ablaze. Then...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. From the Mailbag: Bill Simmons on Whitney and Squandered Brillian...

    Bill Simmons

    The following originally ran on July 17, 2009, as part of a Friday mailbag. Q: Thought of this after Michael Jackson's death: Which famous singer would have dominated American Idol the most had he/she started his/her career as a contestant on th...

    Blog | February 13, 2012