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  1. The Tragic, Meaningless Collapse of the San Francisco Giants

    Michael Baumann

    Let's get one thing out of the way up front: I'm not trying to diminish the significance of winning two World Series in three years. It's a tremendous achievement. But when you try to process how the San Francisco Giants went from that to what th...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Dodgers Pull Even

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out watching the extended cut of Inception where the top spins for two years before finally falling, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Hanley Ramirez remained red hot, going 3-for-6 including a tie-breaking 14th-inn...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  3. About Last Night: They Might Be Giants

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Matt Cain pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and the Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, routing the Cardinals 9-0 to reach...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  4. MLB Playoff Wrap: One Game for the Series

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on a 6-1 Giants rout in Game 6 of the NLCS while avoiding the obvious jokes ... GIANTS ACE MATT CAIN GETS THE START FOR GAME 7 ... WHICH MEANS THE GIANTS ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE All right, that's a small-sample-size-induced overreact...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  5. Middle Relief: Who Is the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

    Jonah Keri

    Seems like a straightforward question, right? Flip through the stats to find the league leaders. Use your eyes if you're someone who does that well. Turns out it's not that easy. Sifting through all the available stats (basic or advanced) and try...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  6. About Last Night: LeBron Forgets to Choke

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. LeBron James scored 32 points, including four in the critical final minutes, as the Heat evened the NBA Finals with a 100-96 win over the Thunder. In th...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  7. Cain's Perfecto Ranks Higher Than You Might Think

    Jonah Keri

    If you're going to watch a perfect game by a Giants pitcher, doing it at the one Bay Area–themed bar in Brooklyn is a wise choice. And if you're going to throw a perfect game, striking out 14 batters and propelling yourself into discussion for ...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  8. About Last Night: A Giant Show of Perfection

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in major league history, striking out 14 in a 10-0 Giants win over the Astros. "He was just too good tonight," sa...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  9. Seven Facts and Takeaways From Cain vs. Lee

    Jonah Keri

    1. Matt Cain and Cliff Lee didn't just dominate in Wednesday night's 1-0, 11-inning battle. They blazed through batters with the kind of speed and efficiency that evoked an earlier era, completing the game in two hours and 27 minutes. That was the fa...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  10. Game of the Night: Cardinals-Reds

    Jonah Keri

    We use the term Game of the Night loosely in this case. Cliff Lee and Matt Cain gave us a hellacious pitcher's duel in San Francisco, and Bartolo Colon threw 38 (!!!) strikes in a row in a monster start against the Angels. We'll do our best to get yo...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Summitt Bids Farewell

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has stepped down after a long and brilliant career. "I'm just glad Pat and I can both call it ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  12. Opportunity Knocks and Opportunity Costs for Cain and Votto

    Jonah Keri

    When the news broke that the Giants had signed Matt Cain to a five-year, $112.5 million contract extension a year before he could hit the free-agent market, the first thought that popped into my head was opportunity cost. An economic term, opport...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Cats Are Bracket Conquerors

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The Kentucky Wildcats are national champions. Doron Lamb scored 22 points, including crucial back-to-back threes late in the game, as Kentucky held off Ka...

    Blog | April 03, 2012