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  1. PitchCraft: The Midseason GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    It's All-Star week, so rather than focus on a single pitcher, it's time for the first annual PitchCraft Awards. Here we'll be honoring the good, the bad, and the ugly from baseball's first half. Starting, because we're real r...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. PitchCraft: Felix Hernandez, King of the North(west)

    Shane Ryan

    There's a persistent pitching riddle that goes like this: Is it best to be a strikeout pitcher, ensuring a certain number of "free outs" per game but sacrificing a certain number of innings over a season because of elevated pitch count...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. Spoiler Alert! Eight MLB Teams With Dream-Crushing Potential

    Shane Ryan

    It must be nice to make the playoffs. As a long-suffering Yankee fan, I probably won't get to experience that joy this season, and it's been a long time — almost a full year — since we've even sniffed the postseason. With six games left o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Career Arc: Alex Rodriguez

    Shane Ryan

    December 2007: "For the record, have you ever used steroids, human growth hormone, or any other performance-enhancing substance?" —Katie Couric, CBS "No ... I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I've always been in a very str...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Does Anyone Love the AL East?

    Shane Ryan

    Like the man at no. 10 during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl, let's jump right into the fray. 10. Yasiel Puig, the Cienfuegos Slammer (LAD-PIR) I left Puig off the list last week, and certain factions were upset. So here he is, in all his shiny g...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. The Pitchers' Duel Diary: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Dallas Keuchel

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to this new series, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the art of pitching. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and our lives through the lens of baseba...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  9. 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
  10. About Last Night: Ronaldo's Last-Minute Miracle

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Note: Due to an ongoing labor dispute at Grantland, today's joke will be written by a group of replacement writers called up from the Grantland's Division ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  11. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Battle of the Vowels

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. Fewer than 20 games left! The mid-September crunch is here, and woe to those who stumble. 10. Wait a Second ... the Phillies??...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Pack Attack Does In Chicago

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and the Packers scored a touchdown on a fake field goal as the Packers dominated the Bears 23-10. Following the fake...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  13. The Nutso AL Cy Young Race (Now With Power Rankings!)

    Shane Ryan

    Coming into Monday, David Price was the leading contender for the American League Cy Young Award. His 2.28 ERA led the major leagues among qualified starters, and he'd given up just two runs over 30 innings in August. His strikeout rate was just sout...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. About Last Night: King Felix, Ruler of Mediocrity

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Red-hot Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hit, complete game shutout as the M's squeaked by the Twins 1-0. In related news, Las Vegas is now a ba...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  15. The Weekend Baseball Top 10 Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Holy Shit, the Mariners (SEA-CWS) Pardon the cussing, gang. But, I mean, come on; when the Mariners win eight baseball games in...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  16. The Ichiro Trade, From the Yankees Perspective

    Shane Ryan

    It's hard to describe the feeling of seeing Ichiro in a Yankees jersey without using words like "elated" and "schadenfreude." Elated because he's Ichiro, the iconic Japanese import with a natural hitting prowess we haven't seen since ... Pete Rose...

    Blog | July 24, 2012