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  1. The Assembly Line

    Charles P. Pierce

    This is the way that pennant races are born. Say you're a talented team from an industrial city in the Midwest. You come out of the All-Star break with a nice little 7.5-game lead over another talented team from an industrial city in the Mi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Tanaka Can’t Cut It

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pitching a soap opera pilot titled Sterling v. Sterling, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: New York starter Masahiro Tanaka was not at his best for the Yankees, who fell to the Cleveland Indians...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. About Last Night: Time Running Out for Dodgers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy remembering when Kirk Gibson made the impossible happen in the year of the improbable, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Matt Holliday and Shane Robinson hit the first two home runs of the NLCS and the St. Louis...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  5. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Tigers Tame the A's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy investing heavily in Kyle Field grass futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Justin Verlander threw a gem and Miguel Cabrera broke out of his slump with a two-run home run as the Detroit Tigers advanced to t...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. Who's That Guy? Oakland Pitcher Sonny Gray!

    Michael Baumann

    The 2013 MLB playoffs are in full swing. Are you keeping up? Baseball has a lot of games, and also a lot of players. If you're overwhelmed, Michael Baumann is here to help. Brush up on Baumann's playoff starting lineup, then circle back throughout th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Belize Booted

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy dancing like everyone was watching, because they are, and you should dance like they are unless you want to look like a fool, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Powered by a hat trick from Chris Wondolowski, the U...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  10. Roster Doctor: The Twitterbag Speaks

    Jonah Keri

    You've got fantasy baseball questions, the Twitterbag (Tweetnest? We need a better name for this thing) has answers. Let's go. Who should I trade for a bat? Harvey, Verlander, Greinke, Matt Moore, or Shelby Miller? -@Capuano10 You want to cas...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Chicago Strikes First

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting the oil change you need every 30,000 miles followed by a stern lecture from your mechanic about decimal places, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a stunning start to the Stanley Cup final, the Chicago...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Roster Doctor: Let's Do a Twitter-bag

    Jonah Keri

    Twitter has got fantasy questions, we've got answers. Hot starts, cold starts, bullpens in flux, trade scenarios, a top 10 that'll start 30,000 fights, and much more, all covered in this edition of the Roster Doctor. Stick with Wade Davis and Jon ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  14. The All–MLB Network Pitching Staff

    Michael Baumann

    A couple weeks ago, I posted a starting lineup of the most entertaining players in baseball, and Jonah Keri objected to my including only one pitcher, Yu Darvish. Of course, you can have only one pitcher in a starting lineup at a time. That's how bas...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. About Last Night: NFL Schedule Always Wins

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out avoiding any Coachella spoilers before the second weekend of the music festival, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The NFL schedule was released on Thursday, and wow, WOW, wow, what a schedule it is! Not only wil...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  16. Diddy and Kate Upton May Be Dating Each Other

    Rembert Browne

    Hey, Diddy, you're dating Kate Upton. Diddy, Kate Upton is your girlfriend. I'm pretty sure Kate Upton likes you, Diddy. Wait, I thought she was dating Justin Verlander? Also: What happened to Cassie, Diddy? I couldn't agr...

    Blog | April 10, 2013