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  1. What Garrett Richards's Injury Means for the Angels' Wo...

    Jonah Keri

    Angels ace Garrett Richards suffered a brutal knee injury while covering first base Wednesday night, likely knocking him out for the rest of the regular season and postseason, and certainly thrusting the team's rotation into chaos a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. We Went There: Taney's Little League World Series Adventure ...

    Michael Baumann

    Wednesday morning, I called my dad back in South Jersey and told him I was going to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to see the now-legendary Taney Dragons in person. "That's cool," he said. "Mo'ne Davi...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. About Last Weekend: Broncos Rule!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy fighting for your right to dunk a football over a crossbar after scoring a touchdown, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have established themselves as the l...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Kid Danny’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In the summer of 2001, the kids from the Bronx were the feel-good story of the Little League World Series. Most of the attention went to their quiet, record-setting ace, Danny Almonte, who ha...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  6. Who’s That Girl? Little League Sensation Mo’Ne Davis!...

    Michael Baumann

    Who Is She? Mo'Ne Davis, right-handed pitcher for the Taney Dragons, the Little League Mid-Atlantic champions. Where Is She From? Philadelphia. What Makes Her So Special? Well, she's really good at baseball. On Friday, she g...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  8. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. Sharknado, Too! How the Samardzija Trade Positions the A’s ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics pulled off a blockbuster trade over the holiday weekend, signaling the small-revenue Athletics' commitment to winning now and the mega-market Cubs' desire to keep costs down until they're fieldin...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  10. College Baseball World Series Preview

    Michael Baumann

    It's that time of year again, when for 10 days something interesting happens in Nebraska: the College World Series. Two groups of four teams play a double-elimination round to set up a best-of-three championship series. Some of the players...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  11. Stand up and Cheer for Hoosier: Kyle Schwarber Is About to Be on ...

    Michael Baumann

    Have you ever asked a question and, a fraction of a second into hearing the answer, felt like an idiot for failing to figure it out on your own? If you ask Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber which major league hitters he admires, that's how his...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  12. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman With Colson Whitehead

    Brian Koppelman

    MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and award-winning author Colson Whitehead tells Brian why he put it all on the line in Las Vegas at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to&n...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  13. B.S. Report: JackO and Jonah Keri

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO to talk Yankees-Red Sox, then Grantland's Jonah Keri joins the show to predict the Rookie of the Year and World Series contenders. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. No Nonsense

    Charles P. Pierce

    So, on Sunday, the Red Sox announced that Jake Peavy would miss a couple of starts because he cut himself with a fishing knife. (Outside of being bitten by an alligator, or being chased by cops while wearing only your underwear, it's hard t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  16. MLB's five positive regression candidates for 2014

    Jonah Keri

    Five teams poised to bounce back after disappointing 2013 campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014