Replace my agate
June 29, 2022 6:16 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a daily roundup of all MLB games, on a single page, with brief summaries of each game.

With the demise of the agate page--even my local paper, which still has one, sets it to bed at 5:30 pm--it's harder to get quick game summaries of what's going on in baseball. Most apps only give you a page with scores, and then require you to click for the summary on each one (and many sports apps are ... not particularly speedy).

So what I'm looking for is a newspaper or site that lists each game played the day before and includes two to four paragraphs about what happened in each one. Including links to more detailed stories, or a quick way to show the full box score, would be appreciated but not required.

If this site also provided similar services for other major sports (especially basketball and soccer), that would be amazing. If they include coverage of niche sports (cycling? track and field and swimming? winter sports?), too, you would probably make my year.

Subscription sites are fine to propose if they have what I'm looking for. As far as I can tell, The Athletic does not actually do this.
posted by thecaddy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it might work for you.

Craig Calcaterra's Cup of Coffee newsletter contains a 1-paragraph commentary on each of the previous night's games, among other things. The Thursday editions are free; here's last Thursday's.
posted by griseus at 6:38 AM on June 29, 2022 [2 favorites]

Following with interest. I thought about making something like this myself, but the data gathering would have been too onerous.
posted by kevinbelt at 7:05 AM on June 29, 2022

The NYT has a line score and box score for every game and links for a game summary. (The NYT also does not count those pages against your monthly article limit or whatever their paywall protocol is.)
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:33 AM on June 29, 2022 [1 favorite]

Fwiw for you roll your own types, the NYT is "powered"by Stats Perform. Can buy their data, but I suspect it is priced for commercial usage not individuals with a keen interest.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:17 AM on June 29, 2022

I've been looking at MLB Scores which is just the Runs, Hits, Errors/Winning & Losing Pitcher summary, but with links to detailed info for every game.
posted by Carlo at 12:54 PM on June 29, 2022

Response by poster: Cup of Coffee wasn't exactly what I was looking for in the brief, but I ultimately vibed with it and subscribed for the new season.

(Happy baseball, everyone!)
posted by thecaddy at 6:17 AM on March 31, 2023 [1 favorite]

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