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  1. Five Takeaways From Indians-Rays

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays are off to Boston for a 2008 ALCS rematch after shutting out the Indians, 4-0, Wednesday night in Cleveland. This was a classic Rays win, one powered by talent, but also flawless preparation. Alex Cobb executed the perfect game ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Shut the Door, Have a Seat: Kenley Jansen Is Simply Awesome

    Michael Baumann

    Here's what you probably know about Kenley Jansen: He's a pretty good pitcher. Here's what you might not have known about Kenley Jansen: He came up through the minor leagues as a catcher. He also completed a hidden perfect game last week, setting ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Almost Famous

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning how boring Nevada is outside of Las Vegas, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Texas's Yu Darvish was one out away from a perfect game, but he was forced to settle for a near shutout as Marwin Gonzalez sin...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  4. 27 Perfect Things About Felix Hernandezs Perfect Game

    Jonah Keri

    There are so many angles we can take to describe and explain Felix Hernandez's mastery of the Tampa Bay Rays during Wednesday's start, one that produced the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Rather than neglecting salient points, le...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. About Last Weekend: The Art of Perfection

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. On Saturday, Philip Humber tossed baseball's 21st perfect game in a 4-0 White Sox win over the Mariners. After the game, the ghost of Ford Frick ro...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Fister's Close Call

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Detroit's Doug Fister took a perfect game into the seventh, and the Tigers eventually prevailed, 2-1, on Ramon Santiago's 10th-inning walk-off home run. F...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  10. The Year in Holy S#!t: Football Heaven in the NFC Championship Ga...

    Andrew Sharp

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. It was the perfect football game. This was pure a...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  11. After Almonte: Sports and the Age Fraud Menace

    Katie Baker

    The Danny Almonte story was one of the splashier examples of age fabrication, with its media-ready blend of immigration, youth exploitation, a perfect baseball game, and, oh yeah, New York City. But for as long as organized sports have set constraint...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  12. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  13. Kyrie Irving Is Being Chomped Up by the Very Machine That Made Hi...

    Chris Ryan

    There are very few NBA players who arrived as such fully formed, ready-to-wear brands as Kyrie Irving. An 11-game career at Duke served as the perfect coming attraction. He seemingly walked off campus in Durham and right into a huge Pepsi&am...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. College Football, Week 11: Run Like Hell

    Holly Anderson

    The race to the BCS games commences each August as a clown car of near-limitless capacity. It careers into Week 1 crammed with 120-some teams, each anointed with some degree of possibility, however finite, of stringing together a perfect season and h...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  15. Tuesday Night Lights: The Coronation of the Kings

    Shea Serrano

    We played School D. this week. It was the final game of the season. Their team was the only thing that remained between our team and a perfect record. It was an unenviable place to be, for sure. I can't imagine that standing between a mama bear and h...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  16. Week 4 Fantasy Football Preview: Nothing Was the Same

    Matt Borcas

    Folks, I searched far and wide for the perfect quote to introduce this week's preview, in hopes you would find it insightful, inspirational, and phenomenal. There was room for improvement in my quote-selection game after three weeks, certainly, and I...

    Blog | September 26, 2013