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  1. The Strike Zone Time Travel Test: How Much of Baseball’s An...

    Ben Lindbergh

    New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred probably could have picked a better verb when he spoke earlier this week about "injecting additional offense in the game," but the phrasing, evocative of Jose Canseco stories abou...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. The Consigliere Commissioner

    Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

    If Major League Baseball were the Genco Pura Olive Oil Company, then Robert D. Manfred Jr. - exiting commissioner Bud Selig's longtime adviser and MLB's current chief operating officer, who will inherit the game&rsquo...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  3. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Bryan Cranston Is: Baseball — The One-Man Show

    Grantland Staff

    Where does a critically acclaimed, award-winning actor go after playing Walter White for five seasons? He embodies the most misunderstood, tortured character of all: the MLB postseason. Now who's being rumored for the female lead in Seas...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Harper Being Harper, and More Snap Judgments From Opening Day(s)

    Michael Baumann

    The 2014 MLB season is only a day and change old. To borrow a phrase from James Earl Jones's greatest career role as Admiral James Greer: "The data support no conclusions as yet." Still, some teams have played some games, which means ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. What Alex Rodriguez's 162-Game Suspension Means for the Yankees, ...

    Jonah Keri

    Alex Rodriguez dominated the weekend headlines, seeing his suspension reduced from 211 games to 162 on Saturday, then serving as Anthony Bosch's human punching bag on Sunday's 60 Minutes. Let's focus on what happened Saturday, because while indepe...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short tells the story of how a h...

    ESPN Films

    Our latest film, from documentarian Joseph Garner, tells the story of a husband-and-wife team who managed the MLB calendar for more than two decades.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  10. World Series, Game 2: The Sox's Mound Mismanagement

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday night, sending the World Series back to St. Louis in a 1-1 tie. They won largely because one pitcher didn't do his job. It's baseball, that happens. But with the game on the line, the Sox and manager J...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  11. Visualizing Patterns in MLB Pitching

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As the 0-2 curveball left the fingertips of Jose Veras's right hand, the Tigers were leading Game 6 of the American League Championship Series 2-1. It was late in the game, and if Shane Victorino struck out, the mood at Fenway Park would have migrate...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    A potent lineup, a killer closer, and a savvy manager will lead Boston to another championship

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  13. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  14. Who's That Guy? Oakland Pitcher Sonny Gray!

    Michael Baumann

    The 2013 MLB playoffs are in full swing. Are you keeping up? Baseball has a lot of games, and also a lot of players. If you're overwhelmed, Michael Baumann is here to help. Brush up on Baumann's playoff starting lineup, then circle back throughout th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. Five Takeaways From the Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Game

    Jonah Keri

    The Pirates are off to St. Louis, while the Reds are headed home after Pittsburgh won the wild-card elimination game 6-2 Tuesday night, before a delirious home crowd at PNC Park. It was a monumental win for a franchise that had gone 21 years since it...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Spoiler Alert! Eight MLB Teams With Dream-Crushing Potential

    Shane Ryan

    It must be nice to make the playoffs. As a long-suffering Yankee fan, I probably won't get to experience that joy this season, and it's been a long time — almost a full year — since we've even sniffed the postseason. With six games left o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013