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  1. PitchCraft: Yu Darvish, Eclectic Genius

    Shane Ryan

    When I played Little League, everyone wanted to be a pitcher. You controlled the game, and the batter was at your mercy. It was wonderful to be on that hill, and even having a total breakdown and walking five consecutive batters before you got uncere...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Yu Darvish vs. Sonny Gray

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the first 2014 Pitchers' Duel Diary. Here we anticipate one excellent matchup and put it under the microscope to see what we can learn about the dark art of pitching. The analysis occasionally goes deep, and occasionally goes embarras...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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: 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
  10. About Last Night: What Happens in Vegas, Goes to Cleveland

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out tasting wine with other beautiful people in France, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. In a surprising turn of events, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett with the first pick of the NBA draft. Victor ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  11. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Yu Darvish vs. Hiroki Kuroda

    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 | June 26, 2013
  12. About Last Night: The Bru' Crew Blue Coup

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out filibustering an impending breakup, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. UCLA won its first national championship in baseball, defeating Mississippi State, 8-0, to sweep the best-of-three series. "Eat your heart out ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. 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
  14. MLB Weekend Top 10: Texas Exceptionalism Forever

    Shane Ryan

    And we are BACK, with your all-purpose* guide to the weekend in MLB action. *Single-purpose, really. It's super limited in function. You can only read it. 10. no. 2 UNC vs. no. 3 Virginia (Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN3) Whoa! Supe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Good-bye!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 boards to lead no. 1 Duke to a 76-54 win over Elon on the same day that the nation's no. 2 high school recruit, Jabar...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  16. About Last Night: All Hail King Miggy!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. With 44 home runs, 139 RBI, and a .330 batting average, Miguel Cabrera became the first MLB player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Cro...

    Blog | October 04, 2012