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  1. The Cinderella Season That Wasn’t: What Actually Happened t...

    Jonah Keri

    If even a shred of doubt remained that the Orioles were going to fall short in their quest for the AL pennant, it evaporated as soon as Lorenzo Cain dropped down a bunt in the first inning of Wednesday's ALCS Game 4. Cain...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. 2014 ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Royals-Orioles ALCS" is a phrase that feels as strange to type as it probably does to read, but it's a reality. The two teams entered the ALDS as underdogs and emerged unscathed, sweeping opponents that seemed...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  3. MLB Overnight: More Magic for K.C., More Homers for Baltimore in ...

    Michael Baumann

    The first night of the 2014 ALDS featured several familiar elements: postseason heroics from Nelson Cruz; a bullpen meltdown from Detroit; some ...; creative ...; managing from Ned Yost; and, most memorably, a tense extra-inning win...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  4. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Is This Thing On? The Eight Most Essential Inessential ‘SNL...

    Steven Hyden

    A history of Saturday Night Live's musical guests is expected to hit certain beats. You must retell the story about how Elvis Costello & The Attractions started playing "Less Than Zero," stopped playing "Le...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

    Jason Gallagher

    It's been quite the summer for Dirk Nowitzki. For starters, he took one hell of a pay cut, giving the Mavs the necessary cap space to make some aggressive roster moves. Dallas added Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Jameer Nelson, Richard J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and Learning to Accept Post-PED Assimila...

    Michael Baumann

    Nelson Cruz hit two home runs last night, and while I'm not ordinarily a huge Cruz fan, I can't deny that he's having an incredible season: Those two homers were his league-leading 18th and 19th, and he's slugging an AL-best .66...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  9. Nothing Can Prepare You for the Lego Episode of 'The Simpson...

    Zach Dionne

    Sunday's Lego Simpsons episode isn't just going to be Lego-y for the hell of it - it's actually going to feature a plot that spans the worlds of animation and toy bricks. Hopefully it'll help with the show's recent rati...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. Why Haven't Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales Signed Yet? And...

    Michael Baumann

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is really cheesed off. Why is he so cheesed off? Oh, hello, useful question-asking personality device. It's good to see you again. Well, last week, Buster Olney talked to a bunch of executives about...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Oklahoma State–Saint Joe&...

    Chris Ryan

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  12. Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far —...

    Matt Borcas

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: Nelson Mandela, Inside Llewyn...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    Wesley joins Alex in Los Angeles to say a few words about Nelson Mandela. Alex wants to talk about Inside Llewyn Davis. There's also a lot of enthusiasm for Christmas songs. Here's their Christmas playlist: Listen to the podcast here: ESPN....

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Saint and Superhero: Long Walk to Freedom and the Problems With N...

    Wesley Morris

    Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom would seem beatific even if its subject, Nelson Mandela, hadn't succumbed to illness last week. It presents Idris Elba as the hallowed South African freedom fighter, political prisoner, and president. It imagines him...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. The Sound of Music Live!, Starring Audra McDonald With Recurring ...

    Rembert Browne

    I didn't want to watch NBC's The Sound of Music Live! with Carrie Underwood as Maria last night. So I didn't. Even though I had said earlier in the day I would write about it, once I learned about the passing of the most exemplary of humans, Nelson M...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  16. Remembering Mandela, the Boxer

    Keegan Hamilton

    With Nelson Mandela's death yesterday at age 95, the world lost not only a champion of equality, freedom, and democracy, but also an all-time great boxing philosopher and aficionado. Beyond his political career and achievements in human rights, Mande...

    Blog | December 06, 2013