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  • During an 18-year streak of losing seasons the Pittsburgh Pirates became synonymous with last place. Finally, they've turned that legacy around to reign in first place in the NL Central. Photo: Associated Press

    Back from the dead: Pirates just two months away from ending drought

    During an 18-year streak of losing seasons the Pittsburgh Pirates became synonymous with last place. Finally, they've turned that legacy around to reign in first place in the NL Central. Published 9:31 a.m. July 22, 2011 - Comments

     
  • If the NFL and NBA fail to reach labor agreements, the NHL will stand alone as fall and winter's major sport. The dividends could be enormous.

    The NHL's dream: How it can become a reality

    If the NFL and NBA fail to reach labor agreements, the NHL will stand alone as fall and winter's major sport. The dividends could be enormous. Published 7:13 p.m. July 13, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Arjuna Subramanian provides exclusive video analysis of the round of 16 bout between Tigran Bajgoric and Seth Kelsey at the 2011 Pan American Fencing Championships.

    Video analysis: Tigran Bajgoric (CAN) vs. Seth Kelsey (USA)

    Arjuna Subramanian provides exclusive video analysis of the round of 16 bout between Tigran Bajgoric and Seth Kelsey at the 2011 Pan American Fencing Championships. Published 11:25 a.m. July 7, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Pan American Zonal Fencing Championships came to Reno, NV, to be held in conjunction with the 2011 USA Fencing National Championships. In town to compete at Nationals, I was able to witness the first day of one of the world's premiere fencing events.

    A day at the Pan American Fencing Championships

    The Pan American Zonal Fencing Championships came to Reno, NV, to be held in conjunction with the 2011 USA Fencing National Championships. In town to compete at Nationals, I was able to witness the first day of one of the world's premiere fencing events. Published 9:32 p.m. July 5, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The proposed MLB division realignment would at last eliminate the unequal three-division system. But because of its wide-reaching ideas, it may not find enough support.

    Proposed realignment is a perfect theory, but can it find allies?

    The proposed MLB division realignment would at last eliminate the unequal three-division system. But because of its wide-reaching ideas, it may not find enough support. Published 3:03 p.m. June 13, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Day 1 of the 2011 MLB Draft was filled with surprises. Read on for a complete analysis of the first sixty picks, with grades for each team.

    Breaking down Day 1 of the 2011 MLB Draft

    Day 1 of the 2011 MLB Draft was filled with surprises. Read on for a complete analysis of the first sixty picks, with grades for each team. Published 10:52 a.m. June 7, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The four teams of the AL West stand just four games apart. Which of the four will hold their positions in an epic division battle?

    The wild AL West: Breaking down the marquee race of the early summer

    The four teams of the AL West stand just four games apart. Which of the four will hold their positions in an epic division battle? Published 1:47 p.m. June 3, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Cleveland Indians were supposed to cut a path directly to the bottom of the AL Central. Instead, they've taken off with the best record in baseball. But the one question persists: How?

    Believe in Cleveland: Why the Indians are for real

    The Cleveland Indians were supposed to cut a path directly to the bottom of the AL Central. Instead, they've taken off with the best record in baseball. But the one question persists: How? Published 1:28 p.m. May 26, 2011 - Comments

     
  • At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Richard Steere led the USA men's foil team to a stunning bronze medal and a thrilling victory over the French. Ten years later, as a naval meteorologist, he played an instrumental role in Patton's Casablanca landing.

    A tribute to Captain Richard Steere and the year America beat France

    At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Richard Steere led the USA men's foil team to a stunning bronze medal and a thrilling victory over the French. Ten years later, as a naval meteorologist, he played an instrumental role in Patton's Casablanca landing. Published 7:56 a.m. May 25, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox last met at Fenway Park in 1918, for two games of one of baseball's most dramatic World Series'. Tonight, they battle at Fenway in the first game of a three-game set.

    Cubs and Red Sox prepare for historic series

    The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox last met at Fenway Park in 1918, for two games of one of baseball's most dramatic World Series'. Tonight, they battle at Fenway in the first game of a three-game set. Published 5:57 p.m. May 20, 2011 - Comments

     
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Arjuna Subramanian

Arjuna Subramanian

Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the ...

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Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the 2008-2009 offseason, and strives to provide balanced articles from both sides of the statistics/scouting divide.  

When not writing, watching/listening to baseball, over-analyzing his Chicago Cubs, staring in disbelief at the writing of Thomas Boswell, or keeping tabs on the latest Milton Bradley blowup, he can usually be found at the DC Fencers Club, where he is a competitive epee fencer.

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