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  • The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians finished a game that had been delayed for three weeks, in a different city. It was baseball, and it was good.

  • Jonathon Niese is not quite an ace, at least as it's usually understood. He's something quieter than that, if only differently great.

  • The New York Mets' owners are dealing with their winter restlessnes by toying with the idea of breaking up a very great pair of radio broadcasters. For a bunch of reasons, this is a terrible idea.

  • On what video games can teach us, about sports and ourselves, and when it's time to stop playing. In this case, what a maddeningly difficult soccer simulator Winning Eleven teaches about soccer and not-soccer. A bonus beat from The Classical Magazine's most recent issue.

  • December 30, 2013
    That Nashville Sound

    One of the oldest and shabbiest stadiums in Minor League baseball is also, improbably or not, one of the best places to watch baseball in the country. That ballpark is Nashville's Herschel Greer Stadium, the product of Conway Twitty's mad real estate dreams and home to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. If an upcoming vote in Nashville goes as expected, its days are numbered. This dispatch from Herschel Greer first appeared in The Classical Magazine: Being There.

  • September 30, 2013
    Brooklyn Is Also An Island

    The New York Islanders have been both great and greatly sad during their decades on Long Island. What they'll be after making the move to Brooklyn is anyone's guess, but the transition is already happening.

  • For Mets fans, and a great many others, baseball is a waiting game at this point of the season. Not just for next season, but for an opportunity to feel That Baseball Feeling again.

  • Marion Bartoli doesn't look or act much like the sort of tennis player who winds up being a Wimbledon Champion. All of which made her jittery, redemptive Wimbledon win that much more fun to watch.

  • June 28, 2013
    They Call Him... Matt?

    Matt Harvey has done everything a baseball fans could've hoped for and more in his brief and brilliant time with the Mets. Don't we at least owe him a nickname?

  • As a tennis player, John Isner has his strengths and weaknesses. But the experience of watching him play one of his signature, self-annihilating marathon matches is like nothing else, even for non-fans.