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  1. Softball and the Gay Empowerment Movement

    Katie Baker

    It's one of the first things any new property owner thinks: All right, let's get some light in this place. Knock over a wall here, crowbar some dusty old shingles off a windowpane there, and then sit back, crack a beverage, never mind the d...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Alex Ovechkin's No Good, Very Bad Half-Year

    Katie Baker

    You might not know it from the reliably shirtless exuberance of his Instagram feed, but Alex Ovechkin has been having what must be a pretty rough six or so months. In February, his Russian national team failed to even crack the medal round at the...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Wedded Blitz! Do or DIY

    Katie Baker

    Theory: Like the words "troll" and "hipster" before it, the idea of "do-it-yourself" has been diluted to the point of near meaninglessness. Most commonly associated with home improvement, DIY is even the name of a TV net...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Bake Shop Mailbag: James Dolan Meltdowns, Tinder Swipes, and Alex...

    Katie Baker

    What were the odds of a full-blown Dolan meltdown if Melo left? -Daniel S. Imagine what a Dolan meltdown would be like - so many late-night phone calls to Isiah, so much moody free jazz, so many days spent staring blankly at the...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Half Baked: One Victory Parade. Two Different Kinds of Tears.

    Katie Baker and The Royal Half

    With the Stanley Cup final ending in five games Friday night with an L.A. Kings victory over the New York Rangers, we asked two fans to channel their emotions into something constructive: a conversation about their hopes, fears, dreams, and, in some...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. The Quick and the Dead: The Resurrection of the Kings Goalie

    Katie Baker

    "I don't think it would be any different if we were down 3-0," said L.A. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick late Monday night. He had just recorded a shutout in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, one that put his team a lone win away from i...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  7. Half Baked: Things Get Hostile Between Our Kings Fan and a Border...

    Katie Baker and The Royal Half

    With Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final being played tonight at Madison Square Garden, we asked two fans to channel their nerves into something constructive: a conversation about their hopes, fears, dreams, and transcontinental travel issues. Here, Gran...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Wedded Blitz! Sweating the Details

    Katie Baker

    I should have hired a wedding planner. Back when I was young and innocent and newly engaged and still naive about the tyranny of the wedding-industrial complex, I thought figuring everything out myself would save me money and let me plan an event mos...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Another OT Thriller: How the Rangers Let Game 1 Slip Away

    Katie Baker

    When the Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins in five last season in the second round of the playoffs, the first game of the series was particularly frustrating for New York fans. Going into the matchup there was little doubt about who was the better te...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  10. Half Baked: A Not-Entirely-Civil Debate Between Our Favorite King...

    Katie Baker and The Royal Half

    With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final being played tonight at Staples Center, we asked two fans to channel their nerves into something constructive: a conversation about their hopes, fears, dreams, and car ownership status. Here, Grantland's...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  11. We Went There: The Fall of the Blackhawks, the Return of the King...

    Katie Baker

    The last time I saw Luc Robitaille in person, he was standing behind a bar inside Staples Center tossing out victory cigars. This was two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings had just won the franchise's first Stanley Cup, and Robitaille &m...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. Hawks-Kings Game 5: One of the Greatest Hockey Overtimes Ever Pla...

    Katie Baker

    "I've seen a lot of games, been involved in a lot of games," said Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who has been behind the bench for 17 seasons. "That might have been the greatest overtime I&rsquo...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  13. King of L.A.: ‘Doughnut’ Doughty’s Stanley Cup ...

    Katie Baker

    The four most chilling words for a hockey fan aren't "late 3-1 lead" or "new collective bargaining agreement." They're "Drew Doughty is 24." The reminder that one of the...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  14. The Habs and the Hab-Nots

    Katie Baker

    Dustin Tokarski stood atop a tiny pedestal late on Thursday night, his back pressed up against the concrete Madison Square Garden wall. You could have said the same thing, really, about his entire team earlier that day. The Montreal Canadien...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  15. It’s So Hard to Say Good-bye

    Katie Baker

    Last year, most MLB teams gave Mariano Rivera parting gifts on his farewell tour, and it seems like more of the same is in store for Derek Jeter this season. Is this something that you think would ever happen in the NHL? If it didn't really happ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  16. Triple Low-Fives for Everyone: Montreal Moves On

    Katie Baker

    Swept up in the exuberance of a new lifetime high in his young and promising athletic career, the joyful athlete took another man's head in his hands, as the TV cameras rolled, and planted a big, happy kiss right on his face. It was...

    Blog | May 15, 2014