Theo Epstein Wonders Why The Cardinals Are Getting Extra Draft Picks

Beginning in 2012, MLB's collective bargaining agreement created the Competitive Balance Lottery, meant to give the scrappy underdogs of baseball a hand up with an extra draft pick to help them turn their franchises' fortunes around. The lottery drawing was yesterday. The third pick belongs to the Cardinals, the… » 7/24/14 12:07pm 10 minutes ago

NFL Network On Ray Rice Suspension: "The Iron Fist Of The NFL"

Nearly every sane sports fan is offended by the leniency of Ray Rice's two-game NFL suspension for domestic abuse, but don't let anyone at NFL Network know that. They described the suspension today as "dealing with the iron fist of the NFL." » 7/24/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

What's The Matter With CrossFit?

On May 12, CrossFit filed suit against the National Strength and Conditioning Association, claiming the NSCA's Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published a study based on "'junk' science" to suggest that the fitness program "causes injuries at a high rate." The motive, the suit alleges, was to undermine… » 7/24/14 10:16am Today 10:16am

Asshole Cannot Find Pen; Writes Entire NYT Trend Piece About It

Even by the standards of fake trend pieces in the The New York Times, today's column in about "The Demise of the Pen" in—where else?—the fashion and style section is exceptionally breathtaking in its presumptuousness. Join me now and marvel aswriterer Nick Bilton turns a moment of sheer banality into a full-blown… » 7/24/14 10:09am Today 10:09am

Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron's Letter In Morgan Freeman's Voice

Frank Caliendo went on Mike & Mike today and read LeBron's essay announcing his return to Cleveland in the voice of Morgan Freeman. It's an excellent impression. Just make sure to close the video 24 seconds early so you don't have to hear Greeny and Golic. Like a cold bucket of water, those two. (Update: YouTube… » 7/24/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

It's Time Again To Enjoy Miserable Phillies Fans In Extreme Slow Motion

Jonathan Papelbon shit the bed again tonight, earning another loss and blowing his second game in as many days. A while back, we presented some Phillies fans watching the game slip away in extreme slow motion. You seemed to like it, so we did it again tonight. » 7/24/14 12:11am Today 12:11am

Guy Who Sued Ryan Braun Arrested For Posting Brotastic Deposition Vids

Earlier this week, Ralph Sasson posted video of his depositions from his now-dismissed defamation lawsuit against Ryan Braun. Unfortunately for Sasson, all filings and discovery (which includes deposition transcripts and videos) in the case were sealed via court order because the ordering judge was pissed at Sasson's… » 7/23/14 11:12pm Yesterday 11:12pm

Yankees Ground Crew Struggles To Get Tarp On Field During Driving Rain

After some very nearby flashes of lightning, the skies opened and dumped a whole mess of rain on the Bronx tonight. The Yankees ground crew struggled mightily to get the tarp on the field as the rain kept pouring and accumulating on the tarp, and the wind kept whipping. This wasn't a momentary delay, like a guy… » 7/23/14 9:40pm Yesterday 9:40pm

Jay Cutler Drove To Camp In A Big-Ass Van, Is Still The Best

Jay Cutler showed up to Bears training camp today driving the vehicle you see above, what Jay calls a conversion van. Cutler made it very clear that this was not a mini-van, probably because he has spawned a whole brood of mini-Cutlers and a mini-van seems like a pretty sensible option for a dad. But it's a… » 7/23/14 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm

We Live In The Golden Age Of Sports Documentaries

A piece in this week's SportsBusiness Journal is nominally about how HBO Sports has lost its preeminence in the sports documentary biz, and sure enough, it has gutted its in-house doc unit in recent years. But it's heartening to realize that even as the former biggest player scales back, the sports documentary scene… » 7/23/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Tennis Writer Neil Harman Is Guilty Of Weapons-Grade Plagiarism

Earlier today, we told you about tennis writer Neil Harman admitting that at least some portion of the official Wimbledon yearbook he publishes every year was plagiarized. The full breadth of The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent's plagiarism is now beginning to come into focus, thanks to our friends over… » 7/23/14 5:29pm Yesterday 5:29pm