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From Manziel to LeBron to the RNC, the "Mistake by the Lake" has reason to smile again.
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Tue, 3 June 2014
Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals took high school phenom Bubba Starling with their first-round pick. It looks like a mistake ... and one the Oakland A's never would have made.
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Mon, 2 June 2014

So few people got the biggest lesson of Moneyball: Nobody's that smart. It's how the A's continue to thrive all these years later.

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Tue, 27 May 2014
Many group of fans will try and tell you that they have it worse than any other group of fans in sports. But only one team can be the toughest in sports to love: That's the Kansas City Royals.
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Tue, 27 May 2014
Somehow, Henrik Lundqvist hasn't been the hot goalie for an entire postseason. This could be the year.
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Fri, 23 May 2014
You might know that the soccer career of Landon Donovan has been a particularly stark blend of shadow and light, brilliantly bright moments like his earth-shattering goal against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago and gray days when he was not even sure he wanted to keep playing.
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Wed, 21 May 2014
The real luck isn’t in getting the No. 1 pick. The real luck is getting the No. 1 pick in the RIGHT YEAR.
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Mon, 19 May 2014
For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That's not great policy but hey, if we're going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.
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Mon, 19 May 2014

Don't call it a comeback. Michael Phelps rediscovered the joy of swimming while retired. He's not trying to overcomplicate it.

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Sat, 17 May 2014
Baseball is on pace for more shutouts this year than any season in the history of the game. But the problem isn't the lack of scoring. It's the lack of action.
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Fri, 16 May 2014
Field of Dreams has been losing ground. Is there still enough magic in the moonlight for us to love such an openly mawkish movie?
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Wed, 14 May 2014
Jose Abreu's great start has put him in some very interesting historical company.
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Tue, 13 May 2014
The Biogenesis nightmare is a magnificent thought puzzle featuring slimy people from all walks of life. If you have a notebook handy, I’ll get you started and you can play along.
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Mon, 12 May 2014
Joe Posnanski on the best pitcher he's ever seen ... and so much more.
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Mon, 12 May 2014
We now have a scale to measure this -- The Intentional Walk Rage System -- and Ron Washington darn near broke it yesterday
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Sun, 11 May 2014
The Kansas City Royals have hit 14 home runs in their first 36 games this year. That is not just the worst home run rate in baseball by far in 2014, it’s among the worst in recent baseball history.

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