Michael covers sports, culture, and politics, and hosts ‘The Ringer MLB Show.’ Before joining The Ringer he wrote for Grantland and Baseball Prospectus.
When Will We See the Next American Formula One Driver?
It’s been seven years since an American driver took part in an F1 race, and 44 years since one brought home a drivers’ title. But with the series taking off in the U.S., and a talented driver pipeline starting to heat up, it feels like only a matter of time until there’s an American on the grid.
‘A League of Their Own’ Would Be Better If Its Characters Were Worse
The new Amazon series hews closely to the original film in many ways, but perhaps not the most important: creating tension-filled characters
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
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.
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
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"?
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?
French Grand Prix Reactions
Taryn Bray and Michael Baumann join to discuss the race at the Paul Ricard circuit
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?
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.