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  1. The Giants’ Peavy-Hudson Muscle Car and the Mid-rotation Ed...

    Michael Baumann

    There's no perfect way to build a playoff rotation. Great rotations have been losing World Series since 1906, when the Cubs had five starting pitchers with an ERA+ of 140 or better, including Three Finger Brown, who went 26-6 with a 1.04 ER...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. World Series Game 1: A Win for the Giants, a Loss for Momentum, a...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In New York, where I'm from, major sporting events don't have enough sway to reshape the city's surface. There are too many sports teams, too many titles, too many nonfans going about their business as they normally woul...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  3. How to Pick a World Series Rooting Interest As a Non–K.C. o...

    Michael Baumann

    Having only two teams in the World Series means that fans of the other ...; [fiddles with abacus] ...; 28 major league teams are forced to either jump on a bandwagon or view the whole thing as a neutral, which can get a little borin...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. Jonah Keri Podcast: Andy McCullough and Grant Brisbee

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Kansas City Star writer Andy McCullough about the upstart Royals and to SB Nation's Grant Brisbee about the Giants' run at a third World Series in five years. Listen to the podcast here....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. One Away: The Total Improbability of the Royals’ World Seri...

    Rany Jazayerli

    There is a medical condition called refeeding syndrome that occurs in people who have been starved to the brink of death's door, such as hunger strikers or prisoners of war. If food is reintroduced to these patients too quickly, they can de...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  6. World Series Preview: Five Keys to Victory for the Royals and Gia...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday night, the Giants and Royals will face off in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. (That's the matchup we all predicted this preseason, right?) As the even-year streakers in San Francisco prepare to battle the seemingly unbeatable breakou...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. To Give and to Receive: In Praise of Posey, Perez, and a Dominant...

    Louisa Thomas

    One of them is among the most valuable players in baseball; another is among the most dazzling talents. But perhaps the most extraordinary and singular thing about the two catchers who will be starting in the World Series, Salvador Perez and Buster P...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  8. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  9. Do It Again Next Year? How the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Will Fare in ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In sports, most mourning periods don't last long. No matter how much we want to mope after a six-plus-month season ends on a one-hit, two-run rally, the frustration subsides and we return to scouring rumors, our eyes on a distant prize. The...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. MLB Overnight: The Giants Best the Cardinals in the NLCS to Keep ...

    Michael Baumann

    Joe Panik and Tony Cruz both homered Thursday night. Adam Wainwright pitched very well for seven innings, but did so by pitching backward, throwing 34 curveballs in 97 pitches. The previously infallible Madison Bumgarner left the game trailing 3-2. A...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Grantland Flashback: The 1989 World Series

    Grantland Staff

    This Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked parts of Northern California. The tremor occurred only minutes before Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between Bay Area opponents the San Francisco Giants and Oa...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold and Alex Pavlovic

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold about the Cardinals' success in developing prospects and to San Jose Mercury News writer Alex Pavlovic about the Giants' WWE-quoting leader, Hunter Pence. Listen...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  13. MLB Overnight: Comeuppance and Other Myths After the Cardinals�...

    Michael Baumann

    Three thoughts after the Cardinals' bonkers, 5-4 walkoff win over the Giants to knot the NLCS at one game apiece. 1. The Giants Set Up Hunter Strickland to Fail Four of the Cardinals' five runs last night came on solo homers. Stranger...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  14. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  15. 2014 NLCS Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    The games have been played and bat flips tallied - and for the fifth year in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants will represent the National League in the World Series. So who will it be? We...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  16. Is Bruce Bochy One of the Best Managers in Baseball History? (Yes...

    Jonah Keri

    The Giants' success starts with the players, of course - the mainstays like Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, and Madison Bumgarner who've come up big in the last three postseason runs. Superstitious types w...

    Blog | October 09, 2014