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  1. The Philadelphia Flyers Are the Captains Now

    Sarah Larimer

    I love the Philadelphia Flyers. Don't you love the Philadelphia Flyers? Oh, come on. Not even a little? These bros are A+ goofballs. Their star player eats a grilled cheese sandwich before every game. Here is a Very Flyers Christmas Eve special...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. About Last Night: The Unstoppable Spurs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching a pirate take forever to subdue a baby bear, here are the six biggest stories in sports you missed on Wednesday: The San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to 19 games with a relatively easy 111-90 win over...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Play Ball!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy lighting the third candle on baseball's Opening Day menorah, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Pittsburgh Pirates will be going 162-0 with 162 runs scored on 162 Neil Walker wa...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  7. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Dispatches From Bowlvania: Home of the Corned Beef Wonton

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: What you missed if you skipped the first day of bowl season, plus looking ahead to the games of pizza, pineapple, poisonous houseplants, and Pirates. What You Missed While Living Your Saturday Out in the World, Like a Person ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  10. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Firing on All Pistons

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy demanding a recount of People’s Sexiest Man Alive voting, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Rodney Stuckey scored 21 points off the bench as the Detroit Pistons heaped more woe onto the New York Knicks with...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. Wait, Are the Panthers ... Good?

    Robert Mays

    It's tough to learn anything about a team playing against the Bucs these days, as that massive pirate ship in Raymond James Stadium has started to feel especially appropriate. Every sinking-ship metaphor works right now. The mutiny has already starte...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  13. What Does Captain Phillips Mean for the Tom Hanks Brand?

    Carles

    When you think of an Alabama-born idiot savant astronaut slowly dying of AIDS with a volleyball best friend named Wilson, who comes to mind? Over the last two decades, Tom Hanks has turned nearly every role into a "career-defining performance." His s...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  14. St. Louis Advances on the Arm of Wainwright

    Jonah Keri

    I was going to tell you a story in many parts. We were going to rave about David Freese, the playoff hero of all playoff heroes in 2011, doing it again in 2013. We were going to discuss Gerrit Cole's emergence as an excellent starting pitcher, and...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  15. About Last Night: It's Always in the Cards

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy stridently fighting off accusations of having brought the weather with you, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Adam Wainwright guided the Cardinals into the NLCS, throwing a complete game as St. Louis eliminated...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  16. We Went There: The Bucs Start Here

    Bryan Curtis

    Pirates fans remember Sid Bream's spikes-first slide into home plate as if his spikes had sliced through their collective femoral arteries. That was back in '92, in the seventh game of the NLCS. The Pirates wouldn't have a winning season for another ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013