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  1. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. The Week in Gossip: Seriously Random Brangelina Wedding Details, ...

    Juliet Litman

    After the sudden announcement, details about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding have trickled out. It was a small affair, with 20 guests, at Chateau Miraval in France. The photographs were sold exclusively to People in the United States...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. The 30: Reply Hazy; Try Again

    Jonah Keri

    At this point in the season, most teams should have figured it out. The elite teams should be cruising toward the postseason; the upper-middle-class teams should have their rosters set as they make a playoff push; the squads in the next tier down sho...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Most Valuable, Period? Felix, Kershaw, and the Pitcher-as-MVP Deb...

    Jonah Keri

    There's no denying the incredible seasons Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez are having. Kershaw's 2014 achievements have been remarkable: He threw a 15-strikeout, no-walk no-hitter that ranks among the best pitching performan...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. OK, It’s Time to Worry About the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    There's a radio station in Michigan that has me on to talk baseball every so often, and the hosts always ask me if they should worry about the Tigers. I always say no, in the same reassuring tone you'd use to tell your kid he does...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Uh-Oh, Tigers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy run-by-fruiting Pierce Brosnan one last time, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Things have gotten weird in the AL Central, where the suddenly injury-ravaged Detroit Tigers have fallen out of fi...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Mr. President! Mr. President! Call in the National Guard! Chris D...

    Michael Baumann

    I'm told there are people who suffer for fantasy baseball's sake. I wouldn't know, because through a combination of my own cunning and the fact that Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh aren't playing, I've been in fir...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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