Baseball Longreads

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

The worst commercials of the postseason

128

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

Jayson Werth and Lance Lynn: Pitch by pitch

12

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

742

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?

56

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

509

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

237

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!

2

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

34

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...

103

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

9

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.

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