By Mike Bebernes
August 14, 2013


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Pregame Reads

  • Spectacular integration of storytelling and digital presentation in this story about jockey Russell Baze by Barry Bearak of the New York Times.
  • While you're visiting the NYT, read up on Zander Hollander, longtime author of the iconic "Complete Handbook" series of sports reference guides.
  • SI's Richard Deitsch heads to Cincinnati to find out how Hard Knocks is made.
  • Charlie Pierce goes prosaic on Tiger Woods for Grantland.


MLB Pirates vs. Cardinals, 8:15p.m. (ESPN)

Last night's battle felt like it mattered a little bit more than the average regular season matchup. The 14-inning battle included a bottom-of-the-ninth comeback, back-to-back intentional walks, a big collision at first base, and one of the dopiest ninth-inning errors you'll ever see deciding the game.




Indians vs. Twins, 1:10p.m.

Tigers vs. White Sox, 2:10p.m.

Marlins vs. Royals, 2:10p.m.

Reds vs. Cubs, 2:20p.m.

Padres vs. Rockies, 3:10p.m.

Orioles vs. Diamondbacks, 3:40p.m.

Angels vs. Yankees, 7:05p.m.

Giants vs. Nationals, 7:05p.m.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:07p.m.

Phillies vs. Braves, 7:10p.m.

Mariners vs. Rays, 7:10p.m.

Brewers vs. Rangers, 8:05p.m.

Astros vs. Athletics, 10:05p.m.

Mets vs. Dodgers, 10:10p.m.


Bosnia-Hezegovina vs. United States, 2:25p.m. (ESPN2)

USA Soccer celebrates its centennial on Nov. 3rd. In honor of the event, the national team website features a pretty incredible timeline of American soccer history. Not featured, but still prominent, is 10 decades of Yanks saying that soccer will never catch on in the U.S.

Mexico vs. Ivory Coast, 9:00p.m. (ESPN2)

England vs. Scotland, 2:55p.m. (Fox Soccer)

Germany vs. Paraguay, 2:35p.m. (ESPN3)

Belgium vs. France, 2:55p.m. (ESPN3)

Portugal vs. Netherlands, 3:25p.m. (ESPN3)

World Cup Qualifier: Northern Ireland vs. Russia, 3:40p.m. (ESPN3)


Atlanta vs. Conneticut, 7:00p.m.

Indiana vs. Phoenix, 10:00p.m. (NBA TV)


Western and Southern Open: Men's and Women's Second Round, 11:00a.m. (ESPN3)


The Daily Show with John Stewart (Guest Regis Philbin), 11:00p.m. (Comedy Central)

Rege has proven to be pretty interesting in the lead-up to his new Fox Sports 1 show Crowd Goes W!ld (their typo, not mine)—though the attention he's drawn might not be the type that the Fox marketing reps are particularly excited about.

Top Shot All Stars, 10:00p.m. (History)

The Challenge: Rivals II, 10:00p.m. (MTV)

Jim Rome on Showtime, 9:00p.m. (Showtime)

Necessary Roughness, 10:00p.m. (USA)

Deep bench

Little League Softball World Series Championship, 11:00p.m. (ESPN2)

The boys have gotten all of the attention over the years for playing America's game in in purest form. Well, the young ladies from McLean, Virginia and Tucson,  Arizona bring pigtails and even more crying to the cuteness ring.


Tim Tebow, New England Patriots Emergency Punt Protector, 25

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer, 53

Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Famer, 56

Clay Bucholtz, Boston Red Sox Pitcher, 28

Kofi Kingston, WWE Superstar 31

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