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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 19, 2019 at 12:23.

Yasiel Puig Starts Very Uncommon Double Play With Very Badass Throw

Yasiel Puig Starts Very Uncommon Double Play With Very Badass Throw

Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals is really, really fast , but that speed certainly does not give him license to behave in a disrespectful manner! Thursday night against the Reds Bader tried to go from first to third on a blooper to right field, which practically invited the rally-suffocating sequence that followed. Did he not realize that was rocket-armed Yasiel Puig out there in...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 19, 2019 at 11:28. 1 comments

Tiger Woods, On His Achy, Miserable First Round At The Open Championship: "Just The Way It’s Going To Be"

Tiger Woods, On His Achy, Miserable First Round At The Open Championship: "Just The Way It’s Going To Be"

Remember how surprising it was back in April, when Tiger Woods won the Masters and it seemed like the grueling decade-plus of injury hell he spent between major championships might finally have spit out a Tiger Woods once again capable of regularly competing against a new generation of golf stars? Hang onto the memory of that thrill , because if you were hoping for a repeat at The Open, hoo...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 19, 2019 at 10:08.

Stephen Strasburg's Mighty Batsmanship Overwhelms The Braves

Stephen Strasburg's Mighty Batsmanship Overwhelms The Braves
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Stephen Strasburg pitched five-plus innings Thursday night in the first game of an important four-game series in Atlanta against the NL East-leading Braves. It was a solid outing, especially considering the competition: Strasburg struck out seven and allowed three earned runs, and got the win, in large part due to an...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 19, 2019 at 08:57. 3 comments

Dan Le Batard Goes In On President Trump, Rips ESPN's "Cowardly" No-Politics Pivot

Dan Le Batard Goes In On President Trump, Rips ESPN's "Cowardly" No-Politics Pivot

Dan Le Batard used a portion of his Thursday show to denounce the scene at Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina Wednesday , when the racist president stirred the racist crowd into a racist euphoria that featured chants of “send her back” directed at Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Le Batard called the chants “un-American” and correctly described the president’s deliberate “instigation of racial...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 19, 2019 at 06:41.

Dolphins Player Who Lost Arm In Car Crash: "I Am Alive And I Am Grateful"

Dolphins Player Who Lost Arm In Car Crash: "I Am Alive And I Am Grateful"

Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was released from the hospital Thursday, two weeks after his left arm was amputated at the scene of a traffic accident in Miami in the early morning hours of July 4. Norton reportedly underwent six surgeries while at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the final one just three days ago.

Initial reporting suggested that Norton was cut off at the interchange of...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 12:50. 15 comments

Don Mattingly Is Ready For Robot Umpires

Don Mattingly Is Ready For Robot Umpires

Marlins manager Don Mattingly watched his team get very nearly no-hit by electrifying Padres ace Chris Paddack Wednesday night, in what would’ve been the first no-hitter in Padres history. Paddack gave up his first hit, a solo dinger to Starlin Castro, in the bottom of the eighth inning, and eventually handed a two-run lead over to San Diego’s bullpen. That bullpen very nearly blew the win,...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 11:33.

Let These Good Baseball Children Warm Your Rotten Heart

Let These Good Baseball Children Warm Your Rotten Heart

Wednesday night’s Dodgers-Phillies game was interrupted by a lengthy rain delay. For one fan this meant an opportunity to treat the tarp covering the infield as a Slip ’n Slide ; for others, it meant sleep. For many, it meant leaving the stadium and going home. Those who left missed the Dodgers carrying a combined no-hitter into the sixth inning, and two very good children starting a chain...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 10:24.

Measured By Length Of Suspension, A Reckless Beaning Is Worse Than Trucking A Catcher

Measured By Length Of Suspension, A Reckless Beaning Is Worse Than Trucking A Catcher

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games for plunking Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick Tuesday night. This is MLB determining that the beaning was intentional and, notably, hitting Ramirez with a longer suspension than the one given to Marisnick for bulldozing and injuring Jonathan Lucroy .

According to ESPN, the punishment was for “throwing a pitch...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 08:38. 2 comments

Free Chris Paul

Free Chris Paul

Before the Houston Rockets traded Chris Paul to the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder last week, they reportedly tried to involve a third team in the deal, in order to redirect Paul to a more competitive situation. When that effort proved especially cumbersome, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey resolved to make that second move the problem of Thunder general manager Sam Presti, and the...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 07:29.

David Price Is Still Weirdly Hot Under The Collar About Dennis Eckersley

David Price Is Still Weirdly Hot Under The Collar About Dennis Eckersley

You would think interpersonal beef that arises out of one person saying one single non-R-rated word about a third party could not possible last longer than, say, a couple weeks. Turns out you would be way wrong about that. The dumb beef between Red Sox pitcher David Price and NESN broadcaster Dennis Eckersley is now wrapping up its second year, with no sign of abating.

Back in July of 2017,...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 17, 2019 at 09:09.

Benches Clear In Rays-Yankees Over Grown Men Arguing About Not Talking To Each Other

Benches Clear In Rays-Yankees Over Grown Men Arguing About Not Talking To Each Other

The benches cleared briefly in the middle of the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s Rays-Yankees tilt in New York. No one was plunked or brushed back; there were no dirty slides; no catchers were trucked at the plate. Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia struck out Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia on a, hmm, creatively framed outside breaking pitch, and then the two men took mutual exception to what...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 16, 2019 at 10:27. 8 comments

Justin Turner Defends Pitcher Who Just Plunked Him From Overreacting Umpire

Justin Turner Defends Pitcher Who Just Plunked Him From Overreacting Umpire

The Dodgers beat the hell out of the Phillies Monday night, ripping off a six-run fourth inning and cruising to a 16–2 victory. But that doesn’t mean the late innings were entirely without drama: for one thing, the Phillies used a position player as a pitcher; for another, in the top of the eighth inning, Justin Turner of the Dodgers found himself in the odd position of urging the home plate...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 16, 2019 at 08:37. 11 comments

Tigers Bring Trevor Rosenthal Back To The Majors For Some Reason

Tigers Bring Trevor Rosenthal Back To The Majors For Some Reason

Here’s an alarming bit of news for MLB batters who value their personal safety : Trevor Rosenthal, who bombed out of the Nationals bullpen due to a persistent inability to throw strikes and get outs , is back in the majors, this time with the Detroit Tigers.

Rosenthal signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on June 29, six days after he was released by the Nationals, and has been...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 16, 2019 at 07:56. 13 comments

Giannis Antetokounmpo Sucks Real Bad At Baseball

Giannis Antetokounmpo Sucks Real Bad At Baseball

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player. He’s 24 years old, his Bucks won 60 games last season, and Kawhi Leonard just left the Eastern Conference to play for the Clippers. Things are going pretty great for Giannis and his basketball career, so I don’t think he will mind too much if I point out that he is really lousy at hitting a baseball. Look at this baby crap:

To be...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 16, 2019 at 07:14. 11 comments

Aspen Ladd Follows Nightmare Weigh-In With Nightmare 16-Second Knockout Loss

Aspen Ladd Follows Nightmare Weigh-In With Nightmare 16-Second Knockout Loss

UFC fighter Aspen Ladd appeared weak and disoriented and in a fair amount of pain during her Friday weigh-in ahead of UFC Fight Night 155 in Sacramento. Her weekend didn’t improve much from there: Ladd was knocked out just 16 seconds into her bantamweight fight against Germaine de Randamie Saturday night.

The result was somewhat controversial. Ladd was dropped to her knees by a clean and...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 15, 2019 at 19:04.

Losing-Ass Rockets, At Long Last, Please Remove Yourselves To The Fraud Bin Immediately

Losing-Ass Rockets, At Long Last, Please Remove Yourselves To The Fraud Bin Immediately

I’m sure most Rockets fans are lovely people. The Rockets have a fine basketball organization, as creative and nimble and determined as any in the NBA. And James Harden genuinely is one of the most unstoppable offensive players in modern basketball history. Now. Can that team please get all the way out of my face, immediately, and possibly forever?

They had everything lined up in their favor...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 15, 2019 at 19:01.

Maybe Stephen Strasburg Is Doing This On Purpose?

Maybe Stephen Strasburg Is Doing This On Purpose?
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In his last start, back on Thursday, Stephen Strasburg managed to plunk all of Jorge Alfaro, Matt Wieters, and umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, all with one pitch . It was assumed at the time that this was a fluky accident, but maybe not! Maybe he’s doing this on purpose.

If he’s doing it on purpose—and I fail to see how you...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 15, 2019 at 17:08.

South Florida Freshman Scores On Consecutive 98-Yard Kickoff Returns

South Florida Freshman Scores On Consecutive 98-Yard Kickoff Returns

Probably you are going to want to remember the name Terrence Horne. The 5-foot-7 receiver, a true freshman at South Florida, is both incredibly shifty and incredibly fast, and that makes him an absolute terror on kickoff returns. In the first quarter of today’s game against Georgia Tech, Horne returned consecutive kickoffs for touchdowns:

The first one is very cool, with Horne moseying up...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:30.

Uh Oh, Suddenly The Thunder Are A Huge Pile Of Ass

Uh Oh, Suddenly The Thunder Are A Huge Pile Of Ass

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into the All-Star break having won 11 of 13 games, including victories over the 76ers, the Bucks, the Rockets, and twice over the Blazers. They went a season-best 18 games over .500 with an overtime win over Utah on February 22; since then, they’ve lost 11 of 16, and have dropped all the way to eighth in the Western Conference standings. They are in zero danger...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:28.

Deadspin Up All Night: Sunset Grill

Deadspin Up All Night: Sunset Grill

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