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  1. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  2. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Inches From Immortality

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out what really happened when your cousin broke your grandmother's collection of valuable plates, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha became the third pitcher to lose a no-hit...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Buccos Dance Once Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to shake off seeing the Raider Rusher, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. For the first time in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing postseason baseball after clinching at least a wild-card be...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  5. 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
  6. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. 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
  8. About Last Night: No Way, Jose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting bad news from Dr. James Andrews, because that guy has never once given good news in his life, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Miami starter Jose Fernandez dominated with his arm and bat, throwing seve...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Peyton's Seventh Heaven

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting so jacked for football that you passed out at 1:30, here's what you missed in sports last night: Peyton Manning was at his best, throwing for an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns in the Broncos' 49-27 win over the B...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Arizona Strikes Gold

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy talking up how good your Achilles feels, because it feels really, really good, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Paul Goldschmidt's two home runs, including his third walk-off home run of the season, gave the Ari...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  11. About Last Night: We Believe in Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy hiding out in your ill-conceived meteor shower bunker, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Texas starter Yu Darvish came close to throwing a no-hitter in Houston, but had to settle for a 2-1 win over the Astros afte...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Braves Don't Clown Around

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting weird on eBay with some Stanley Cup memorabilia, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Another day, another win for Atlanta, as the Braves overcame an early Bryce Harper home run before topping the Washington...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  13. About Last Night: A-Rod Is Back! (For Now)

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy letting down the thousands of people who retweeted you by not getting yourself arrested at a public event, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Despite being suspended for 211 games by Major League Baseball for viol...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  14. MLB Trade Deadline Best-Case Scenario: The 2004 Carlos Beltran De...

    Michael Baumann

    Even a well-reasoned midseason trade can come back to haunt a team that is interested in winning now. If giving up three future All-Stars and missing the playoffs anyway is the worst-case scenario, what's the best? In June 2004, the Houston Astros...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  15. 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
  16. About Last Night: Harper Doesn't Clown Around

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy enjoying the satisfaction of ripping the perforated sides off of dot matrix printer paper, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite blowing a four-run ninth-inning lead, Washington beat the Pittsburgh Pirates a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013