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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Fear and Loathing in Fenway

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. How is it mid-September? Did we even have August this year? Are the playoffs really sneaking up on us? This is getting serious, gang. Each team has about 15 games left to win, lose, bargain, plead, suffer, and despair. There are onl...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: The Best Pitching Matchup You'll Never Se...

    Shane Ryan

    The weekend is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to sit back, watch some baseball, cry, watch more baseball, think about exercising, back to baseball, cry, baseball, eat, cry, baseball, baseball, cryball, eat, cryercise, baseball, eat. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Immovable Rays, Meet Unstoppable Dodgers

    Shane Ryan

    August may be the lowliest sports month of all, but we've got ourselves a fantastic little weekend of professional baseball. Feast your eyes, perk your ears, and open your hearts: It's list time. 10. The Battle for Tejas (TEX-HOU) For so long, we...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Adam Wainwright vs. Jeff Locke

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Lee-Harvey, But No Oswald

    Shane Ryan

    10. The 2013 "Oh Wait, They're Good?" Team (ARI-SFG) Every year, it feels like there's one division-leading team that slips under the radar. This is often because the division itself is terrible, the team hasn't had much playoff success in the pas...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Beautiful, Soaring Cardinals

    Shane Ryan

    We suffered through a bit of a downer last weekend, but the rebound is looking great. I forcefully recommend watching every minute of each game listed below, with one notable exception: 10. Oh God, the Astros and Cubs Are Playing (HOU-CHC) You ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Jeff Locke vs. Bronson Arroyo

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to this new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Orioles Love Them Some Extras

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Adam Jones bashed an 11th-inning home run to lead the Orioles past the Mariners 3-1 and give the club its 15th straight extra-innings win, the longest ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. About Last Night: The Tale of Peyton's Picks

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Matt Ryan threw his 100th career touchdown pass and the Falcons defense harassed Peyton Manning into three first-quarter interceptions in a 27-21 win over...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  12. About Last Night: The Critic's Corner

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Good morning. In today's installment of About Last Night, we're lucky enough to have renowned sports comedy critic Fenwick Vaughnagan on hand to analyze ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. All Hail MLB's Clingers

    Shane Ryan

    In a romantic sense, a "clinger" is a person — maybe a significant other, maybe something a bit less — who won't leave you alone. Your classic clinger is needy to an extreme degree, and lives in a world where no public display of affectio...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Phelps Shows His Mettle, Medal

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. With a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly and a gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay, Michael Phelps now owns 19 Olympic medals, surpassing Soviet gymna...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. The extended All-Star break is officially the worst development in American sports. What am I supposed to do with my life? Actually ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Zack Greinke's Chance for a Classic F-You Game (Saturday, MIL-HOU) Let me make my case for Zack Greinke as an All-Star. Bear with...

    Blog | July 06, 2012