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  1. The Weekend of Manny Machado's Discontent

    Michael Baumann

    I'm far too publicly in the tank for Manny Machado to walk back my praise for him. Over the past two years I've gushed about his defense and intelligence, called him one of the coolest players in the game, and generally not shut u...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Where Have All the Close Games Gone?

    netw3rk and Danny Chau

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) Danny Chau: For his 25th point in the game (with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter), Tony Parker drives hard on the left side, swivels, and traps poor Mo Wi...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?...

    Jonah Keri

    Less than a month into the 2014 baseball season, we're already reveling in the game's many intricacies. One trend in particular has reared its ugly head with all the subtlety of a Bartolo Colon at-bat: Nobody, it seems, can hit worth a dam...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  4. Bosh Darn: A Closer Look at Miami's Failed Last-Second Play ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last night in Indianapolis, the Miami Heat were down by one point with two seconds remaining in the game. They drew up a play that got Chris Bosh a decent shot in one of his favorite areas. As a matter of fact, there are few people in the league who...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. We Went There: Arizona Is Terrifying, But UCLA Gave the Cats a Sc...

    Danny Chau

    My ears started stinging with about two minutes left in the game. That's around the time when Jordan Adams, who was having a miserable shooting night, drilled a 3 that brought UCLA all the way back to a tie with no. 1 Arizona, 68-68. Ryan Hollins's f...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. Don't Bother Trying to Grade Baseball's New Managerial Hires

    Michael Baumann

    If the athletic director at a major university fires his head football coach, that AD instantly knows what he needs to find: a man in his 30s, 40s, or 50s with experience in the game, an affinity for khakis, and enough psychological damage to be the ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Simple Math: Why the Indians Will (Kinda) Make the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    The Cleveland Indians, who haven't made the playoffs since 2007, just finished a fairly brutal stretch of baseball. Starting on August 27, they endured 15 games in 16 days against some of the best teams in the game. That list included the Atlanta Bra...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  9. AllMLB Network Team: Second-Half Updates

    Michael Baumann

    At the beginning of the year, I wrote up a starting nine of the most exciting players at every position, then followed it up with a list of the most exciting pitchers in the game. Completely rewriting the list after half a season would probably be a ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  10. An American in Paris: Serena Williams's Dominance of Maria Sharap...

    Louisa Thomas

    Up a set in the women's final at Roland Garros, at 0-1 in the second, Serena Williams hit a hard serve down the T. Maria Sharapova whaled a backhand deep into the corner, the kind of return that only one of the best returners in the game can hit, the...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  11. The Silly Persons Guide to Top MLB Draft Prospects

    Michael Baumann

    I've long been of the opinion that only boring people like athletes and teams just because they're good. If you're going to spend precious words praising Mike Trout, come up with something better than "He's the best player in the game." Praise him fo...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. We Get 10 Minutes With Eric Chavez

    Jonah Keri

    For a while, Eric Chavez was one of the best all-around players in the game, a sweet-swinging third baseman with power and patience and six straight Gold Gloves who played a far bigger role in the Moneyball-era Oakland A's success than Chad Bradford ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  13. Video: Larry Bird and Bill Simmons, the Full Podcast

    Grantland Channel

    Larry Bird and Bill Simmons discuss Bird's legendary Celtics career, why he almost retired early, and who he thinks is the best player in the game today. The original podcast aired on February 7, 2013....

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  14. Game of Thrones, Season 3, Episode 4: You and Whose Army?

    Andy Greenwald

    Warren Buffett, one of American capitalism's own Masters of Coin, is often credited with introducing the phrase "skin in the game." It turns out the Lord of Omaha didn't actually invent the expression, which refers to an individual's assumption of re...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  15. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, NL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Jason Motte was one of the best and most reliable closers in the game, racking up 42 saves, nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 2.75 ERA. He signed a two-year, $12 million contract in January, and was widely expected to have anoth...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  16. Loss of Damaged Weaver Could Be an Angel Blessing

    Jonah Keri

    Jered Weaver will miss four to six weeks with a fracture in his left elbow. This could be great news for the Los Angeles Angels. To understand how losing someone considered one of the best pitchers in the game could be a good thing for a pennant c...

    Blog | April 10, 2013