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Craig Kimbrel Had To Pitch In A Ballpark Of Little Leaguers Mocking Him

Craig Kimbrel Had To Pitch In A Ballpark Of Little Leaguers Mocking Him
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The Cubs’ 7-1 win over the Pirates in Williamsport, Penn., on Sunday night wasn’t the tightest of ballgames, but the Little Leaguers in attendance had fun all the way through the end. In the ninth inning, with the game far out of reach and Craig Kimbrel on just to get some reps after coming off the IL, some kids in...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 16, 2019 at 21:21. 4 comments

Aaron Rodgers Is Worried About Lamar Jackson's Safety, Too

Aaron Rodgers Is Worried About Lamar Jackson's Safety, Too

It’s hard to get enough of Lamar Jackson’s highlight-reel runs, but during Thursday night’s preseason game against the Packers, every muscle on my body tightened up when the young Ravens QB took off to the end zone for a 20-yard run featuring multiple busted tackles. It got called back for a flag, so it didn’t matter even in an exhibition context, but if Jackson hadn’t been able to avoid...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 16, 2019 at 04:26. 4 comments

Here Are Three Different Angles Of Cody Bellinger Getting Hit In The Dick And Balls

Here Are Three Different Angles Of Cody Bellinger Getting Hit In The Dick And Balls

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Bellinger stayed in the game. The cup did its job.

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 15, 2019 at 21:36. 16 comments

Clayton Kershaw's Reinvention Makes The Dodgers Even Scarier

Clayton Kershaw's Reinvention Makes The Dodgers Even Scarier

Clayton Kershaw looks like a completely different pitcher than he did several years and hundreds of innings ago, but the results are pretty much the same. With a two-hitter win against the Marlins on Wednesday, the Dodgers starter improved to 12-2 on the year with a 2.63 ERA, efficiently striking out 10 Miami hitters in seven innings by continually going to breaking pitches that dropped out...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 15, 2019 at 02:31. 21 comments

Man Dies After Choking During Taco-Eating Contest At Minor League Baseball Game [Updates]

Man Dies After Choking During Taco-Eating Contest At Minor League Baseball Game [Updates]

A Fresno man named Dana Hutchings died on Tuesday night after collapsing during a taco-eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game, according to a report from the Fresno Bee.

Hutchings, 41, was participating in the contest between innings of a game between the Grizzlies—the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals—and the Memphis Redbirds. According to the Fresno County sheriff’s...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 14, 2019 at 20:26. 9 comments

Josh Bell's Bloop Single Short-Circuited The Entire Angels Defense

Josh Bell's Bloop Single Short-Circuited The Entire Angels Defense

It was all going just fine for the Angels. They had scored the opening four runs through the first two innings of their game on Tuesday against the Pirates, and, as far as anyone knew, their gloves and arms were all functioning properly, as they should on a professional baseball team. That all changed with a Josh Bell bloop single with one out in the third, which plated two runs from the...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 14, 2019 at 05:26. 3 comments

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

It has long been known that Magic Johnson quit his job with the Lakers so he could be free to tweet the most inoffensive takes imaginable without running afoul of the NBA’s tampering rules. But since retiring from his semi-retirement, he’s reached a brand-new level of old-guy social media usage—naming old movies and bragging about vacations. Granted, reading this Hall of Famer’s timeline is...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 13, 2019 at 02:18. 13 comments

The NCAA Has Caved On The Rich Paul Rule

The NCAA Has Caved On The Rich Paul Rule

Just a week after the NCAA tweaked its agent rules in a way that sure seemed to specifically target Rich Paul for exclusion , the organization has caved, changing the rules a second time to ensure Paul will still be able to represent college basketball players who are testing the waters of the NBA.

The NCAA's New Agent Regulations Sure Look Like They're Targeting Rich Paul [Update]

The NCAA,...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 12, 2019 at 22:03. 8 comments

Toronto Gave Vlad Guerrero Jr. A Big Ovation After Grounding Into A Double Play

Toronto Gave Vlad Guerrero Jr. A Big Ovation After Grounding Into A Double Play

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, with Bombers closer Aroldis Chapman completing the epic task of taking down Toronto’s highly touted youngsters for the final outs and the save. After Masahiro Tanaka allowed a leadoff single to Brandon Drury, Chapman came on to face three famous sons in a pinch-hitting Vlad Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio. It was the first of...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 09, 2019. 10 comments

Georgia Southern QB Has Charges Dropped After Cops Mistook Bird Poop For Cocaine

Georgia Southern QB Has Charges Dropped After Cops Mistook Bird Poop For Cocaine

Georgia Southern starting QB Shai Werts was charged on July 31 for misdemeanor cocaine possession after cops in Saluda County, South Carolina pulled him over for speeding and then tested a white substance on the hood of his car. If you’re wondering why anyone would have cocaine on the hood of their car, well, they wouldn’t. Werts said at the time it was bird poop, and on Thursday, he was...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 09, 2019. 1 comments

Speedy Rugby Guy Does Cool Football Play

Speedy Rugby Guy Does Cool Football Play

The Buffalo Bills are taking a shot on a British rugby player this preseason, and with the very first touch of his first-ever gridiron football exhibition game, Christian Wade looked like he belonged more than anyone else on that pitch—er, field.

The former Wasps wing player—that’s in Coventry—decided he wanted to leave for the NFL in late 2018. He was allocated to the Bills as a likely...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 09, 2019. 1 comments

Argentina Jersey Blunder Costs Team A Medal Shot, Two People Their Jobs

Argentina Jersey Blunder Costs Team A Medal Shot, Two People Their Jobs

The Argentina women’s national basketball team had to forfeit its preliminary round game against Colombia in the Pan American Games on Wednesday, losing 20-0 and screwing itself out of the medal round because the team showed up wearing the wrong color jerseys. For this embarrassing mistake, both the team manager and the director of women’s basketball development have submitted their...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 08, 2019. 14 comments

The Indians Are Coming To Try And Take Out The Twins

The Indians Are Coming To Try And Take Out The Twins

The Minnesota Twins had a 3.5-game AL Central lead heading into Wednesday, but then a trio of results nearly cut it in half, setting up a high-stakes four-game home series with their division-rival Cleveland Indians, where the Twins could be in danger of losing sole possession of first place for the first time since April 26. It wasn’t that long ago—two months, basically—that the Twins’...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 08, 2019. 18 comments

The Kids At This Pirates Game Are Absolutely Out Of Control

The Kids At This Pirates Game Are Absolutely Out Of Control
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The Milwaukee Brewers are on the road and blowing out the Pirates tonight, so it can’t be an especially fun night to be a young Pittsburgh fan at the ballpark. But oh my goodness gracious, Generation Z is misbehaving all over the outfield during this game. Hopped up on dingers and who knows what else,...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 08, 2019. 7 comments

U.S. Soccer Hires Lobbyists To Fight Equal Pay Bill In Congress

U.S. Soccer Hires Lobbyists To Fight Equal Pay Bill In Congress

As the USWNT continues its fight for equal pay against U.S. Soccer, which is supposed to enter into mediation soon , Democratic lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have introduced legislation that would withhold federal funding from the 2026 World Cup (hosted by North America) if the men’s and women’s national teams weren’t paid equally. U.S. Soccer doesn’t like this development, and

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 08, 2019. 7 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Be More Than Kind

Deadspin Up All Night: Be More Than Kind

Thanks for your continued support of Deadspin. See ya.

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 08, 2019.

Larry Nassar's Former Boss Is Going To Jail

Larry Nassar's Former Boss Is Going To Jail

William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State’s osteopathic medical school, was sentenced in Ingham County Court today to up to a year in jail, after he was convicted in June on charges of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. As dean, Strampel was the boss of Larry Nassar, who’s currently spending the rest of his life in prison for molesting hundreds of women and young girls in his...

Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 07, 2019. 3 comments

The NCAA's New Agent Regulations Sure Look Like They're Targeting Rich Paul

The NCAA's New Agent Regulations Sure Look Like They're Targeting Rich Paul

The NCAA, continuing its bid to desperately cling to the archaic model of amateurism for as long as it possibly can, sent out a memo to NBA agents on Monday attempting to reassert its control over whom men’s college basketball players can hire when thinking about going pro. While a rule change in 2018 allowed players considering the NBA Draft to retain the services of an agent without...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 07, 2019. 5 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Everybody Wants To Shine

Deadspin Up All Night: Everybody Wants To Shine

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 07, 2019.

The Cubs' Bullpen Is Currently Held Together With Scotch Tape And Sticky Tack

The Cubs' Bullpen Is Currently Held Together With Scotch Tape And Sticky Tack

The Cubs escaped what could have been a crushing loss by just a few feet on Monday night, leaving Wrigley with a 6-5 win over the A’s after leading 6-2 heading into the eighth inning. The final out in the top of the ninth came stressfully, as with two runners on and the A’s down by just one, Marcus Semien came to the plate. The Oakland shortstop had hit two dongs in the game...

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