Baseball Longreads

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

Does the Bullpen Really Help in One Run Games?

The claims are running rampant that the Orioles and their awesome bullpen are immune to the cold and inhuman sabrmetrics. Is this myth busted, plausible, or confirmed?

The Old Man And The Lee

Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man And The Sea" provides the basis for our recap of the Cubs' 9-5 loss to the Marlins Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

A Magical Baseball Moment

The story of Miguel Gonzalez using late minor league teammate Nick Adenhart's glove is the perfect example of magic in baseball, as Mark from Camden Chat explains.

Top Grooming Moments in Giants History

This is a sponsored post, and the idea is that I'm supposed to write about "Top Grooming Moments In Team History." Facial hair and stuff like that. Except I'm at a disadvantage compared to, say,...

The Rangers' Michael Young Problem


The Rangers' Michael Young Problem

50 Awesome Things About Matt Cain's Perfect Game

Fifty awesome things about the Matt Cain perfect game. GIFs ahoy.

Pitching Meltdown FAQ v. 1.3a


An FAQ for the St. Louis Cardinals' pitching meltdown, by Kyle Lohse.

The Santiago Casilla Instructional Hitting Video


Now you too can hit like Santiago Casilla!

It Gets Better


I don't often weigh in on off-topic, non-baseball issues, not in this forum anyway. I use my personal Facebook page to express my opinions about non-baseball matters. But today I have to make an...

Bryce Harper steals home on Cole Hamels after HBP


Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper Steals Home After Purpose Pitch By Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels.

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