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  1. About Last Night: Chasing Pau Gasol

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out hoarding fireworks in an attempt to become the Grinch Who Stole July 4, only to see your shrunken heart enlarged after a long speech about the meaning of America from Tim Howard, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Game 163: Five Takeaways From Rays-Rangers

    Shane Ryan

    In a reversal of past failure, the Rays finally took down the team that has absolutely dominated them in the postseason (read: beat them two years in a row in 2010 and 2011 by narrow margins) to advance to the wild-card round. They weren't fazed by t...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. Simple Math: Why the Indians Will (Kinda) Make the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    The Cleveland Indians, who haven't made the playoffs since 2007, just finished a fairly brutal stretch of baseball. Starting on August 27, they endured 15 games in 16 days against some of the best teams in the game. That list included the Atlanta Bra...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Nolan and Billy, to the Death

    Shane Ryan

    It's August, the worst month of the year! Time to shut your blinds, turn the air conditioner down to 56, and hibernate for 30 days with only baseball and unsweetened ice tea for companions. Here are the best ways to make it through the first weekend ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. 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
  11. About Last Night: Hernandez Charged

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out being a real Party Time Jack, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez has been officially charged with murder and released by the Patriots. "Now that's what I call a bad day!" said Lenny ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. 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
  13. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Might Is (Wain)Wright

    Shane Ryan

    I love baseball, so it wouldn't be true to say I've been faking the funk so far in the 2013 season. But there comes a point every year when the game pierces the thick mental hide of my winter hibernation, and my fandom rises to near-obsessive levels....

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  14. The Pitchers' Duel Diary: Alex Cobb vs. Doug Fister

    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 wonderful things about ourselves and our lives through the lens of basebal...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  15. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  16. About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Redskins rallied to beat the Ravens, 31-28, in overtime, and dodged a bullet when Robert Griffin III's knee injury was diagnosed a sprain, and...

    Blog | December 10, 2012