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Michael covers sports, culture, and politics, and hosts ‘The Ringer MLB Show.’ Before joining The Ringer he wrote for Grantland and Baseball Prospectus.

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The New Edition of the Dodgers-Padres Rivalry Is About to Be Appointment Viewing

After all of San Diego’s upgrades at the deadline—namely Juan Soto—the balance of power in this Southern California battle may be shifting

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Vin Scully Was Part of the Baseball Fan’s Family

The former Dodgers broadcaster died Tuesday at 94 years old. But in 67 years of calling games, his voice became a staple for generations of fans, and countless memorable moments.

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The Winners and Losers of the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline

Juan Soto is officially a Padre, contenders across the AL leveled up, and the Orioles … well, that’s another story

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Six Burning Questions Ahead of the Formula One Summer Break

Can Ferrari pull itself together in the next few weeks? Is Mercedes officially back? And what will happen during driver "silly season"?

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Everything You Need to Know About a Potential Juan Soto Trade

Why are the Nationals doing this? Which teams are interested? And what might it take to land the 23-year-old phenom?

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French Grand Prix Reactions

Taryn Bray and Michael Baumann join to discuss the race at the Paul Ricard circuit

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The 2022 MLB Midseason Power Rankings

With the All-Star Game now behind us, divisional and playoff hierarchies are starting to take shape. Which teams can coast to the finish line? And which have a lot of work to do before the end of the season?

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The Past, Present, and Future of the Home Run Derby

Juan Soto took over Monday’s contest to win the first Derby of his career. But 21-year-old Julio Rodríguez stole the show—and Albert Pujols loomed over it all.

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Watch Out, USWNT: The Europeans Are Coming

The 2022 Euro tournament is showing just how talented teams like England, Spain, and France are—and how they could challenge the U.S. in next year’s World Cup

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The Two-Man Battle That Could Define the 2022 Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar is the reigning two-time Tour champion and a cycling phenom. But the man he beat two years ago—Primoz Roglic—has the team and skill to take back what was nearly his in 2020.