Baseball Longreads

The best of SB Nation's long-form baseball writing.

The worst commercials of the postseason


You've had to watch them for the last two weeks. Over and over and over again. It's time for a support group.

From Our Sponsor

Colts star crashes practice in Joliet


Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

Jayson Werth and Lance Lynn: Pitch by pitch


You saw the homer, but you might have missed everything that preceded it. Here's a look at one of the greatest at-bats you'll ever see.

So much for the aftergloom


I didn't want to do a full post-mortem on the series and I probably never will. It's all still pretty raw. And my heart palpitations are only just subsiding from that 9th inning Jay Bruce at-bat. R...

Can the White Sox afford NOT to keep Youkilis?


The White Sox have a lot of decisions to make about money before the 2013 season begins, but they should try to keep Youkilis.

A.J. Ellis succeeded at his own pace


The 2012 season proved A.J. Ellis right, that he was indeed a major league catcher, something that took some time for even him to realize.

Orioles 5, Rangers 1: The impossible dream


The Orioles have done it. They went into Arlington, shut down the Rangers in a do-or-die wild-card showdown, and pulled off their first postseason win in 15 years to earn a spot in the Division...

Hang on to the Roof!


October 4, 1995--Yankee Stadium; 15 innings; first playoff series in 14 years; Donnie Baseball; pandemonium; and of course, Jim Leyritz's long drive into the rainy New York night.

Scenes from Moneyball II


Everyone's talking about the sequel to Moneyball, so let's take a quick peek at what that might look like.

Who Saw This Coming? Nats Are NL East Champs...


When Jayson Werth signed with the Washington Nationals in late 2010 he said he saw a future where the nation's capital embraced the Nats and the team brought championships back to the nation's...

Series Preview #52: D-backs vs. Rockies


The D-backs play host to the Rockies one last time. An in-depth look at the upcoming series, featuring no stats, but one very special guest star.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.