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  1. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Tigers Keep Pace

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were deciding that asking Coldplay for money was just too greedy, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Max Scherzer was roughed up early, but the Detroit Tigers rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 i...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Diagnosing Bryce Harper’s Decline

    Jonah Keri

    Bryce Harper has a knack for making headlines. Upon returning from the disabled list in late June, the Nationals outfielder questioned manager Matt Williams's decision to bat him sixth in the lineup. This past weekend, Harper pissed off...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  7. The 30: deGreat Debate

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the winners and losers have been toasted and chided. Much to the Phillies' chagrin, however, not every team that stood pat joined Ruben Amaro's squad in earning the "loser&quot...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  8. Hot Head? Mild Salsa! Exploring Manny Machado's Meh Foray In...

    Danny Chau

    Manny Machado celebrated his 22nd birthday the day after a situational television comedy called Seinfeld turned 25. Then, the day after that, Machado collected five hits against the Washington Nationals, a career high. These two sentences ar...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. MLB Shootaround (the Horn): The Most Intriguing Second-Half Story...

    Grantland Staff

    After a painfully long All-Star break, baseball is set to resume on this joyous Friday. And even though we're more than halfway through the 2014 season, mathematically speaking, we've unofficially and collectively agreed to refer to this ne...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  10. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Free Bosh

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to LeBron James that losing him was the biggest mistake you've ever made, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers organization believes that LeBron J...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. The 30: Time Heals All Wounds

    Jonah Keri

    This week's rankings come with changes, including multiple migrations toward the bottom. If you're a fan of one of those tumbling teams, we offer small tokens of consolation. Have a dance party: Grab a ride: Enjoy the value of a good...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  13. The Lonesome, Crowded NL East

    Michael Baumann

    You could make the argument that none of Major League Baseball's six divisions is turning out the way we expected it to, and as long as it's taking the Dodgers and Cardinals to get on their horses, and as shocking as the Tigers&am...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  14. Who's That Guy? Nationals Pitcher Tanner Roark!

    Matt Borcas

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. And hey, baseball is part of that landscape! Who Is He? Nationals righty Tanner Roark. Wher...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  15. About Last Night: San Antonio’s Beast Mode

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying milk and cookies to hasten the arrival of World Cup mascot Fuleco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kawhi Leonard poured in a career-high 29 points for the San Antonio Spurs, who shot an o...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  16. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014