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How to Fix Baseball’s Replay Mess

Steal tennis’s replay system: Make the players challenge and keep managers off the field.

April 15 2014 4:42 PMThe Rams Should Hand Over $135 Trillion to Anyone Who Guesses Their Schedule Exactly
March 30 2014 10:45 PMMinor Leagues, Microscopic PaychecksShould we care that a huge number of low-level ballplayers make as little as $1,100 per month?
March 25 2014 1:59 PMHere, Take This CoatWashington owner Dan Snyder’s cynical new effort to squelch the controversy over his racist team name.
March 22 2014 11:54 AMCongratulations, Warren BuffettWe already know that nobody’s going to win the $1 billion bracket challenge.
March 21 2014 10:45 AMDear Warren BuffettI have a perfect bracket, 16 for 16. I’m on my way to $1 billion. But I’m willing to negotiate.
March 17 2014 4:21 PMUse Our Video Guide to Fill Out Your Bracket Like a March Madness Savant
March 17 2014 12:33 AMMarch Madness Driving You Mad?We can help! Use Slate’s interactive to make your picks based on the odds, SAT scores, mascots, and a whole lot more.
March 13 2014 12:11 PMThe Death of ReillyWhy the ESPN columnist couldn’t survive in the era of Bill Simmons and Nate Silver.
March 4 2014 4:50 PMHow to Fix the Extra PointThe 43-yard PAT kick is a terrible idea. Here’s a better alternative.
Feb. 24 2014 9:13 AMYes, This Was a Big DealThoughts on Jason Collins' historic debut as an openly gay NBA player.
Feb. 14 2014 6:23 PMThe Best Report on Bullying I’ve Ever ReadThe NFL’s amazing investigation of the Miami Dolphins locker room.
Feb. 9 2014 10:38 PMPro Football, Tear Down That WallBy coming out, Michael Sam will force the NFL to confront its prejudices.
Feb. 4 2014 11:52 PMBaseball’s Secret PioneerWilliam Edward White, the first black player in major-league history, lived his life as a white man.
Feb. 2 2014 12:00 PMWorst/Best Call Ever!The biggest Broncos and Seahawks fans on Twitter, side by side.
Jan. 30 2014 1:58 PMMediocrity, Followed by Bitter, Soul-Crushing DisappointmentHow the heartbreak of Seattle sports fandom made me who I am today.
April 7 2014 3:26 PMThunder GodKevin Durant’s otherworldly season.
March 28 2014 6:31 PMUnited We FallIs David Moyes to blame for the collapse of Manchester United? Or is it all Sir Alex Ferguson’s fault?
March 25 2014 1:14 PMRich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need to Be Toughened UpHow race and class affect the way we coach our children.
March 21 2014 5:07 PMOh, Mercer!It’s really, really great when a small school beats mighty Duke in the NCAA tournament, but it’s no longer that surprising.
March 19 2014 12:54 PMOne Striking MomentThe opening Thursday of the NCAA tournament is the perfect time for college basketball players to walk off the court.
March 17 2014 2:56 PMHow to Win Your NCAA PoolAct like a hedge-fund manager and pick Arizona to win it all.
March 14 2014 6:38 PMDon’t Take Warren Buffett’s Bracket ChallengeYou’ll get $1 billion if you fill out a perfect NCAA bracket. Don’t do it.
March 6 2014 3:27 PMBend It Like NeymarWill Adidas’ new World Cup ball, the Brazuca, fly straight or swerve like mad?
Feb. 28 2014 7:29 PMDon’t Use Your Heads, KidsWhy children shouldn’t be allowed to head a soccer ball.
Feb. 19 2014 12:06 PMIllegal Use of PastaThe University of Oklahoma’s absurd list of self-reported NCAA violations includes “pasta in excess of the permissible amount allowed.”
Feb. 12 2014 4:52 PMHow Sports Illustrated Botched the Michael Sam StoryThe bad journalism that has everyone convinced the NFL isn’t ready for a gay player.
Feb. 5 2014 9:11 AMSpend Less, Win MoreDid the 2013 Red Sox create a new model for building a winning team, or did they just get lucky?
Feb. 3 2014 3:00 AMThe Agony (and Embarrassment and Humiliation) of DefeatHow the Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
Jan. 31 2014 1:18 PMInstant Replay, Instant BiasHow slow-motion reviews mislead us about what happens in a football game.
Jan. 29 2014 11:37 AMHey, Hey, NCAA. Unionize College Sports Today!Will Northwestern football players’ union gambit destroy the NCAA’s student-athlete myth once and for all?

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