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  1. About Last Night: Down Goes Joel

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy figuring out what love is worth, and also what Kevin Love is worth, and most important, what loving Kevin Love is worth, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: With only a week before the NBA draft, K...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Roster Doctor: Fantasy Baseball Preview

    Jonah Keri

    If you've been reading Grantland's baseball coverage this spring, you've probably noticed an obsession with Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Looking for a prime 2014 breakout candidate? Salazar's your guy. W...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. MLB Playoff Hate Primer: The Best Player to Despise on Each Team

    Shane Ryan

    The playoffs are a time for triumph and joy, and in a month our lasting image for the season will be some team celebrating a World Series win with champagne and goggles. But it would be wrong to ignore the flip side of that coin. Wayyyy more teams wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. Meet MLB's All-Bargain Team

    Jonah Keri

    Most of the big-ticket free agents reeled in last winter have been, at least so far, colossal busts. The Dodgers' $147 million has bought them five starts' worth of Zack Greinke. The Angels' $125 million investment has yielded a .222/.283/.399 line f...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Cy Young Showdown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally piecing together why the Buffalo Bills' mascot is a Buffalo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: In a battle of reigning Cy Young winners, David Price's Rays upended R.A. Dickey's Blue Jays, 5-4, in 10 inn...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  7. Please, Somebody, Beat the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    Sportswriters love telling people how unbiased sportswriters are, and a big part of that is rooting for stories, not individual teams. That's pretty obvious. It's much easier and much more fun to write about an unusual defensive play, or a no-hitter,...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Derek Jeter's Diary: The Real Season Begins

    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, October 3: vs. Boston Red Sox If you're not careful, it's easy ...

    Blog | October 10, 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. About Last Weekend: To the Victors Go the Subways

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Nick Swisher broke R.A. Dickey's long scoreless streak with a three-run homer, and Robinson Cano hit the game-winning solo shot in the eighth as ...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  11. 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
  12. About Last Night: Roger's Dinner With Andre

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Special "in related news" edition! Roger Federer tied Andre Agassi for second on the all-time Grand Slams wins list with a first round victory at the U.S. ...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  13. 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