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Keith Hernandez Has A Lot To Say And It's Not All On Twitter

Keith Hernandez played his last big league baseball game the same year I was born. I’ve never even seen Seinfeld—not just the arc in which Hernandez dates Elaine, but any episode at all. And yet, in the year two thousand and eighteen, Keith Hernandez is one of the baseball figures I would be most likely to recognize…

Lynx To Lynx: "AHHH."

They both make some good points.

The Deadspin Idiots Try To Build A Chair Faster Than A Chair-Building Robot

I’m concerned that it looks like I’m faking incompetence in this video in order to live down to my pre-build expectations for myself. The people with which I have shared apartments and furniture in the past can tell you that I am not faking it. I can tell you that I only wish that was the case. These chairs are…

"Tommy G?": People On The Street Try To Name A Famous Active Baseball Player

If the 2016 survey of 6,000 sports fans that found no active baseball players cracked the top 50 most popular athletes, the persuasive handwringing over Mike Trout’s likability, and the fact that we just considered this question last week to no definitive answer weren’t convincing, here’s more evidence for the…

The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Guy's Insane Two-Finger Push-up The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Guy's Insane Two-Finger Push-up

Don’t let the chest, arm, and shoulder strength distract you from the physical marvel that is his fingers not snapping under the stress.

Iranian Women Dress Up As Men In Order To Attend Soccer Match

Among the crowd that watched Persepolis top Sepidrood Rasht, 3-0, in Tehran last week was a group of six female fans who disguised themselves as men in order to get into Azadi Stadium.

Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Kayla Harrison became the first American to win a gold medal in judo. Four years later, she defended her title at the Rio Games. That’s the last time she competed in judo. Since then, Harrison has been training for a shift to MMA and working on a book about child sexual abuse, based on…

This Is The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed

Over the weekend, the World Surf League officially crowned Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa the new record-holder for the biggest wave ever surfed. He successfully rode an 80-foot wave off the coast of Portugal in November to overtake the previous record of 78 feet, set in 2011.

Don't Fuck With This Knife-Wielding Seal

Don’t litter; it arms the wildlife.

Varsity Blues Can't Decide How It Feels About The Cult Of High School Football

Varsity Blues works as long as you don’t think about it too hard. Which, I readily admit, probably means it works exactly as well as intended.

Umpire Jerry Meals Is Small, Most Baseball Men Are Large: Physical Comedy Ensues Umpire Jerry Meals Is Small, Most Baseball Men Are Large: Physical Comedy Ensues

Umpire Jerry Meals is five feet eight inches tall. This is a perfectly respectable height, and one that has not kept him from achieving what we can presume was his lifelong dream of being a Major League umpire. Jerry Meals has made it.

White Men Can't Jump Is A Lot Of Fun Masking What Appears To Be A Pretty Debilitating Gambling Addiction

If there’s a moral to be gleaned from White Men Can’t Jump, it’s that that if someone carrying many hundreds of dollars in cash—without a wallet in sight—challenges you to an expensive bet, it’s probably because they know something you don’t. I realize people relied on paper money more back in the ’90s, but no one…

Kim Jong-il Liked Bend It Like Beckham And So Should You

With apologies to anyone who was hoping my earlier two reviews were the result of being an all-around miserable person who is incapable of enjoyment: I really liked Bend It Like Beckham!

Check Out Branch Rickey's Early Scouting Reports For Hall Of Famers

Branch Rickey, who is best known for signing Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945, spent decades of his post-playing career evaluating baseball talent. He instituted the first minor league farm system (an innovation born of out of a desire to lock up top talent for cheap) and encouraged the use of…

The Sandlot Is Full Of Little Shitheads And Terrible Baseball Advice

Over the weekend, The Sandlot turned 25 years old. Major League Baseball is celebrating the anniversary of its release throughout the season with theme nights at nearly all of the stadiums. (The Brewers went above and beyond with their homage.) Despite growing up a devoted baseball fan—with aspirations beyond my…

Twins Mad That The Other Team Was Trying Too

Twins pitcher José Berrios was dealing yesterday. When he faced Baltimore catcher Chance Sisco in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game, Berrios had a 7-0 lead and had given up just one hit in the game.

The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Tenacious Duckling's Eventual Triumph

When he almost makes it at the 33-second mark only to fall back again? That’s pure pathos. But please do not patronize this duckling with your pity unless you, too, are capable of a vertical leap more than twice your height.

The Mighty Ducks Is A Mediocre Movie With An Utterly Unsympathetic Protagonist

I’m not nostalgic for your favorite sports film, because I probably never saw it the first time around (unless it’s A League Of Their Own, which even I know is a goddamn masterpiece). There’s no grand explanation for this gap in my cinematic literacy; I was too young for some of the classic sports movies, too old for…

Russell Martin Makes A Cool Catch, Trips, Falls, Gets Hit In The Face

Spring training is for trying your absolute hardest—up to but not inclusive of any effort that might land you on the DL for Opening Day. Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin very nearly tried too hard today.

Jose Altuve's Day At The White House Looked Pretty Awkward Jose Altuve's Day At The White House Looked Pretty Awkward

The Houston Astros visited the White House today to be honored for their 2017 World Series win, which puts reasonable-minded players in a bit of a pickle. The traditional post-championship White House visit is a potentially once-in-a-lifetime honor. Having to tolerate Donald Trump in the flesh and be party to his…

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