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  1. Mark Teixeiras Trade Deadline Butterfly Effect

    Michael Baumann

    For those of you who weren't already aware, Mark Teixeira was traded twice a few years back, and as it turns out, those trades completely upset the course of baseball events, on a scale that alternate-history novels are written. It's not an exaggerat...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Instant Classic

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting up for the Premier League fixture list to be revealed (and who wasn't?) here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: In an electric back-and-forth affair that will surely be remembered as an all-time classic, the Mi...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Kings Defend Their Throne

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out living your own sports dreams by eating pretzels like Jason Alexander circa '94, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Los Angeles Kings once again showed that Staples Center is a fortress, extending their unbeate...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. Derek Jeter's Diary: Pottery Is No Substitute for Baseball

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Monday, April 1: vs. Red Sox, Opening Day Opening Day. At the Stadium. Ve...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. The Vernon Power Rankings

    Jonah Keri

    Whacked by news that Phil Hughes and Derek Jeter will likely join Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Michael Pineda on the disabled list to start the season, the Yankees are reportedly on the verge of acquiring Vernon Wells from th...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: Here Comes the Madness

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were murdered on the steps of some forum or another Friday, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: The NCAA tournament field is set with Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, and Gonzaga your four top seeds for March Madness. Expect u...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Heat Advance to Sweet 16

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out walking your dog, really walking him, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. LeBron James netted his first game-winning shot since coming to Miami, and the Heat ran their winning streak to 16, beating the Orlando Mag...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Can Desperation Save the Dying Yankees?

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start with some questions: Is it just bad luck that so many god-awful playoff performers found themselves playing for the New York Yankees? Does a lack of clutch hitting have something to do with attitude? Is it contagious? Is it Joe Girardi's ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  9. The 2012 Yankee Playoff Choke Alert

    Shane Ryan

    The playoffs are finally here, and I'm thrilled to announce on behalf of pessimistic, ungrateful Yankees fans everywhere that three players have earned their way onto the annual postseason choke alert list. The choke alert serves not only to lower ou...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  10. Umpire Jerry Meals Answers James Lipton's 10 Questions

    Shane Ryan

    If you were zoned out in a football stupor this past weekend, you missed Jerry Meals unleashing one of the worst calls of the MLB season. On Saturday, the Yankees trailed the Orioles 5-4 in the top of the ninth at Camden Yards, and it was a big, big ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  11. About Last Night: U.S. Done in by Horseplay

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A disastrous showing by American gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco on the pommel horse relegated their country to fifth place in the team finals, and t...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. The Powerful New York Yankees, and Why They're Doomed

    Shane Ryan

    In the fourth inning of Sunday night's 6-5 win over the Mets, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira came to the plate with one out and the bases loaded. In 27 postseason games since coming to the Yankees in 2009, Teixeira has hit .170 with three home r...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  13. 10 Guys on Trial for Fantasy Team Murder

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how hard you study, no matter how hard you try to manage risk, there's a good chance you're going to badly overdraft at least one player. Even the best of us end up with first-rounders who perform like 15th-rounders. What's important is fig...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  14. Derek Jeter Diary: When In Boston, Stay In Your Hotel

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Wednesday, April 18: vs. Minnesota April baseball is always a little roug...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. Playoff Choke Alert: Three Yankees to Scrutinize

    Shane Ryan

    With playoff baseball officially underway, the time has come for Yankee fans everywhere to accuse their players of choking in the clutch. Let's call it the A-Rod Phenomenon, since he was the poster boy for our ire prior to his breakout performance in...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  16. The Worst Weekend in Baseball History: An Irrational, Reactionary...

    Shane Ryan

    It is really, really hard to support the New York Yankees. Laugh all you want. The fact of the matter is we haven't won a World Series since 2009. By my calculations, it's been exactly 643 days since Shane Victorino grounded out to Robinson Cano i...

    Blog | August 08, 2011