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  1. Dear Clayton; Love, Pedro

    Ben Lindbergh

    Dear Clayton, Pedro Martinez's 2000 season here. I heard you were having a pretty good year, so I took a look at the stats, and wow: We have so much in common. We're almost identical ERA brothers! Me at 1.74, you at 1.70. Both...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. The 30: Putting a Pin in the Champs

    Jonah Keri

    Normally, this is where I'd offer an elaborate intro to capture the drama that's sure to ensue during the season's final days. With the chilly pennant-race air settling in, however, there are bigger priorities. Like keeping your face ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. PitchCraft: Clayton Kershaw, the World’s Best Pitcher

    Shane Ryan

    Oh man oh man oh man oh man. This is the biggest moment in PitchCraft history, and I'm afraid I'm not worthy. Clayton Kershaw is the greatest pitcher of our generation, a force so dominant that even a historically great ace like Felix Herna...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. The 30: Reply Hazy; Try Again

    Jonah Keri

    At this point in the season, most teams should have figured it out. The elite teams should be cruising toward the postseason; the upper-middle-class teams should have their rosters set as they make a playoff push; the squads in the next tier down sho...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. Noted Electronic Fartist Aphex Twin Releases 'Syro' Alb...

    Emily Yoshida

    Earlier this week, the Aphex Twin logo started showing up around London, New York, and Los Angeles, starting speculation that influential '90s electronic music artist Richard D. James would be releasing a new album for the first time in 13 ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. What Garrett Richards's Injury Means for the Angels' Wo...

    Jonah Keri

    Angels ace Garrett Richards suffered a brutal knee injury while covering first base Wednesday night, likely knocking him out for the rest of the regular season and postseason, and certainly thrusting the team's rotation into chaos a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. Run HaltAndCatchFireSeason2

    Emily Yoshida

    It's approximately 7 a.m. in Los Angeles, California. You're still in bed, working on your laptop, drinking a kale-date-almond smoothie and making Internet dreams happen on the pop culture blog you edit....

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  14. A Short History of Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Freaking Out in P...

    Jason Concepcion

    The Clippers Fan Fest, held on Monday, was as much a celebration of Steve Ballmer's purchase of the team (for the paltry sum of $2 billion) as it was an exorcism of the retrograde tightwad Los Angeles plantation regime of Donald Sterling. S...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. About Last Night: Saluting Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out you cleared revocable waivers at work, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Browns quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel put together a middling performance in his t...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  16. It's Not Quite a Miracle, But the Angels Have Achieved AL We...

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball is unlike real life in that it features levels of stupidity that cannot be overcome by sheer force of economic might. Last year, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim paid $61.1 million total to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Jered Weaver, and C....

    Blog | August 18, 2014