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  1. The Year in Prodigies

    Andrew Sharp

    Somewhere in my parents' house, there is a giant box of magazines that's a gold mine of late-’90s, early-’00s sports. Maybe they've been thrown out by now, but the box weighs enough so there's a good chance those 250 or 300 old magazines ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  3. Forget Cabrera vs. Trout: Put This Bit of Crazy in Your Bottomles...

    Michael Baumann

    If baseball's MVP voters allowed objective criteria to guide them, we wouldn't have much of a debate about which two players deserve to win the award. But without debate, why bother caring about sports? Often, the empirics are so overwhelmingly in fa...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  4. B.S. Report: Mike Trout and Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview, Part 4

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons talks to Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Then Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview continues with teams nos. 18 to 15. (To watch Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview videos, click here.) Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iT...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Into the Wild-Card Wilderness

    Shane Ryan

    It's the last weekend of the regular season, which means it's also the last MLB Weekend Top 10. That would be sad, in its way, if I weren't just drowning in Coca-Cola right now. I don't have any emotions except alert, and so I can't write a proper eu...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  6. Mike Trout's quest for MVP and his great performance in the major...

    Rany Jazayerli

    Even if the Angels outfielder doesn't win the MVP this season, no other hitter has been this great at such a young age.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  7. About Last Night: We Believe in Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy hiding out in your ill-conceived meteor shower bunker, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Texas starter Yu Darvish came close to throwing a no-hitter in Houston, but had to settle for a 2-1 win over the Astros afte...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Immovable Rays, Meet Unstoppable Dodgers

    Shane Ryan

    August may be the lowliest sports month of all, but we've got ourselves a fantastic little weekend of professional baseball. Feast your eyes, perk your ears, and open your hearts: It's list time. 10. The Battle for Tejas (TEX-HOU) For so long, we...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Forget PEDs, Baseball Is Fun As Hell Right Now

    Jonah Keri

    You won't find many gloomier weeks of headlines for any sport than what baseball's getting right now. Ryan Braun has been compared to a cockroach. Alex Rodriguez is "the Whitey Bulger of baseball." We're drowning in PED rumors, PED news, and especial...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. Mike Trout Has No Idea Where He Is and Other Great Moments From t...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, some MLB dudes did some yard work (total insider baseball term there) at the 2013 Home Run Derby. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's bested Bryce Harper in the final round, which means Harper has to serve as the Cuban slugger's personal b...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  13. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: Rocket Man

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy spending your holiday weekend reeling after rewatching Independence Day only to discover that, Pullman and Goldblum aside, it's a pretty bad film, here's what you missed in sports over the July 4 weekend: Houston secured th...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  15. About Last Night: The Cup Tied Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy redecorating your second solarium, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Behind an overtime goal from Brent Seabrook, the Chicago Blackhawks escaped Boston with a riveting 6-5 overtime victory over the Bruins, even...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  16. The Silly Persons Guide to Top MLB Draft Prospects

    Michael Baumann

    I've long been of the opinion that only boring people like athletes and teams just because they're good. If you're going to spend precious words praising Mike Trout, come up with something better than "He's the best player in the game." Praise him fo...

    Blog | June 05, 2013