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  1. The Importance of Being Nolan

    Bryan Curtis

    In 1990, Nolan Ryan bought a bank in Alvin, Texas. It was an era of financial chicanery, of Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky. Ryan entered the industry as a folksy CEO. "When I was growing up," he remarked, "customers knew their banker by name. That's ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Happy to Be Napoli

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy frantically shorting Arian Foster futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Mike Napoli hit a monster home run as the Boston Red Sox got to Anibal Sanchez and beat the Tigers, 4-3, to take a 3-2 ALCS lead back ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Pitchers

    Jonah Keri

    This week, Grantland profiled the best player in today's game and also lamented/scrutinized/mourned/HotTake'd one of the greatest players of all time. Any time a discussion of best-sports-anything starts, it has a tendency to get heated. Float a ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  4. Q&A: Angels Pitcher C.J. Wilson on Steroids, Screenplays, and...

    Bryan Curtis

    "He's a guy who likes to communicate," Nolan Ryan once said of C.J. Wilson. That's reason no. 1 why Wilson, the Angels lefty, is my favorite working baseball player. Reason no. 2 is even more important. C.J. Wilson is a guy who likes to think. Wil...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Pujols Isn't 'The Man'

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Albert Pujols objected to billboards in the Los Angeles area calling him "El Hombre." The words mean "the man," and Pujols would rather not use that ni...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. Occupy Minute Maid Park

    Whitney Pastorek

    Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane on Thursday, which will lead to the team moving from the NL Central to the AL West for the 2013 season. The decision will give each league 15 team...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  7. Who Owns the Texas Rangers?

    Robert Mays

    Do you know who owns the Texas Rangers? Seriously, we're really asking. Because so far, this is all we've got: a) George W. Bush was involved (at some point there) b) but not Mark Cuban (not ever) c) and now it's not just Nolan Ryan (This prob...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  8. About Last Night: Game, Jet, Match

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. On Monday Night Football, the Jets beat the Dolphins 24-6. Despite threatening to get ejected in the second quarter, Brandon Marshall lasted the whole game...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  9. A look back at Tony Kornheiser's 1980 profile of Nolan Ryan for I...

    Michael MacCambridge

    An annotated version of a classic 1980 profile of Nolan Ryan.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011