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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 19 Takeaways From an Epic MLB Playoff Quadrupleheader

    Jonah Keri

    We're only seven days into this year's MLB playoffs, and it's hard to figure out how things can get any better. Monday's events were so scintillating, so maddening, so ludicrous, that a dozen attempts at narratives have been tossed in the trash. Inst...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Dodgers Punch Their Ticket

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy representing the University of Southern California in its quest to replace Lane Kiffin, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead home run and Brian Wilson earned the win as the Los Angeles Dod...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: The Buccos Are Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy signing with the Vikings in order to guarantee a Super Bowl ring, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Pittsburgh Pirates are a game away from the National League Championship Series after Pedro Alvarez powere...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Six Takeaways From Last Night's NLDS Doubleheader

    Michael Baumann and Shane Ryan

    The NLDS began Thursday night amid anticipation and excitement for two seemingly evenly matched series. Instead, we got two blowouts. Michael Baumann and Shane Ryan break down the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Pirates and the Dodgers' 6-1 victory over ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Fear the Browns

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy fumbling your way to victory in Iowa, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Your newest NFL juggernaut is the Cleveland Browns, who have now won three straight after defeating the Buffalo Bills, 37-24, behind the pl...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Five Takeaways From the Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Game

    Jonah Keri

    The Pirates are off to St. Louis, while the Reds are headed home after Pittsburgh won the wild-card elimination game 6-2 Tuesday night, before a delirious home crowd at PNC Park. It was a monumental win for a franchise that had gone 21 years since it...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Welcome Back, Hockey

    Spike Friedman

    In case yinz were busy getting to Pittsburgh to ... wait, yinz? Who the hell are yinz? Anyway, here's what you may have missed in sports on Tuesday: Oh my goodness, hockey's back? Hockey's back! And with it came a barrage of goals from defend...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  13. National League Wild-Card Game Preview: Pirates and Reds Poised t...

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's been 22 years since Pittsburgh hosted a winner-take-all baseball game. The most striking thing about that 1991 Game 7 against Atlanta wasn't the result; it was the audience, or lack thereof, there to witness it. Paid attendance was 11,000 fans s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  14. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 4

    Bill Barnwell

    The biggest decision made by a coach during Week 4 was covered in the Monday football recap, but there are still plenty of coaching decisions to cover in today's Thank You for Not Coaching. As always, let's start with the bright side of the ledger &#...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  15. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Into the Wild-Card Wilderness

    Shane Ryan

    It's the last weekend of the regular season, which means it's also the last MLB Weekend Top 10. That would be sad, in its way, if I weren't just drowning in Coca-Cola right now. I don't have any emotions except alert, and so I can't write a proper eu...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  16. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Buster Olney and Alison Agosti

    Grantland Network

    The Jonah Keri Podcast welcomes an old favorite, ESPN's Buster Olney. First, we cover the Pirates' incredible run and their first trip to the playoffs in 21 years. Are we prognosticators whiffing on teams like Pittsburgh and Oakland because we're too...

    Blog | September 24, 2013