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  1. PitchCraft: Yu Darvish, Eclectic Genius

    Shane Ryan

    When I played Little League, everyone wanted to be a pitcher. You controlled the game, and the batter was at your mercy. It was wonderful to be on that hill, and even having a total breakdown and walking five consecutive batters before you got uncere...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. The MLB Weekend Top 10: The Best Pitching Matchup You'll Never Se...

    Shane Ryan

    The weekend is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to sit back, watch some baseball, cry, watch more baseball, think about exercising, back to baseball, cry, baseball, eat, cry, baseball, baseball, cryball, eat, cryercise, baseball, eat. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Guilty Pleasures: The Little League World Series

    Shane Ryan

    A fact about me: There are two levels of baseball I enjoy watching on television. 1. The major leagues — No-brainer. The best players in the world, the most intense competition, the highest stakes. 2. The Little League World Series &#8212...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Rocket's Relaunch

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Roger Clemens, 50 years old and pitching for the first time in five years, threw 3.1 scoreless innings for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independe...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  6. About Last Night: Lance Takes His Bike, Goes Home

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will ban Lance Armstrong for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles after Armstrong elected to stop fighting ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. About Last Night: Oh, Bartolo!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. "Yes, I must admit, the testosterone was defini...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  8. Break Up the Washington Nationals Pitching Staff

    Shane Ryan

    If Major League Baseball were Little League, and I were the helicopter parent of, say, Kansas City's Luke Hochevar, I would be upset and bitter that the coaches of the Washington Nationals conspired to get all the good pitchers on their team. Also, I...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. The Little League Loyalist

    Sal Iacono

    As a parent, I have two goals: to keep my kids alive until they're old enough to walk away from the house for good, and to firmly instill a sense of love and loyalty they will take with them wherever they go. An Oprah-esque plan for sure, but I ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  10. A memoir of Little League and pornography from the creator of Sh*...

    Justin Halpern

    A memoir of Little League and pornography from the creator of Sh*t My Dad Says.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  11. Injustice at the Little League World Series?

    Shane Ryan

    On Saturday, Shane Battier broadcast a complaint via Twitter. "Why does the Little League World Series stop becoming a double elimination tourney at the American and foreign champ games? Makes no sense," he tweeted. My first reaction when I saw...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  12. About Last Weekend: The Price of Success

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist and the heavy favorite in the 100m finals at the World Championships, was disqualified at the event on Sunday, aft...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  13. About Last Night: That Ole Yankee Charm

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Yankees set a major league record by hitting three grand slams in a single game on the way to a 22-9 win over Oakland. Not content with a 13-run rout...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  14. About Last Night: The Ochocino Proposition

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco has offered to pay the $20,000 fine of Mason Foster, the Buccaneers linebacker who delivered a vicious hit on Ochoc...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  15. Why You Should Watch the Little League World Series

    Mark Titus

    I don't want to brag or anything, but my hometown of Brownsburg, Ind., produced teams that qualified for the Little League Baseball World Series in both 1999 and 2001, when I was 12 and 14 years old, respectively. Now, before you ask, I should mentio...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  16. About Last Night: Verlander's 19th Opus

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The New York Giants routed the Chicago Bears 41-13 in preseason football, but the win was marred by a season-ending knee injury to cornerback Terrell T...

    Blog | August 23, 2011