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22 Years Ago Today, Nolan Ryan Beat The Shit Out Of Robin Ventura

You charge the mound because you’re furious. Because you want to hurt someone. You know you’ll be ejected, fined, suspended, but it’s all worth it for brief taste of revenge. You never do it thinking that it all might go horribly wrong, and you might wind up on the receiving end of one of the most iconic beatdowns in… » 8/04/15 1:26pm 51 minutes ago

Why Is Diplo Trying to Pass Off My Friend's Baby Photo as His Own?

Two days ago, DJ and well-known dick Diplo posted to Instagram a photo of a fan at a concert—ostensibly Diplo-themed—holding a poster. On the poster is a picture of a towheaded toddler, flaunting a spectacular bowl cut. The words “I love ü Thomas West”—Diplo’s real first name—are written beneath. » 8/04/15 1:22pm 54 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: GoPro Session, $25 Speakers, Portable Power, More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/04/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Vloggers Faked a Surveillance Video, But Did They Destroy hitchBOT?

It’s now clear that two video bloggers faked a “surveillance video” showing the destruction of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot. What’s still unclear is whether the pair were responsible for actually destroying the bot, and whether we can expect more to come from their “prank.” » 8/04/15 12:59pm Today 12:59pm

A.J. Pierzynski Hit A Game-Tying Ninth-Inning Home Run And This Was…

The Braves took a wild 9-8 victory from the Giants with a two-run, 12th-inning walkoff shot from 30-year-old rookie Adonis Garcia, and they wouldn’t have made it that far without catcher A.J. Pierzynski’s ninth-inning, two-out, two-run bomb. But nothing was more fun than Pierzynski trying to frame a pitch that bounced… » 8/04/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Vote In The Only College Football Poll That Matters—The Deadspin 25

Preseason polls are inherently stupid. But instead of wasting our time arguing with the power-mad beat writers of America, Deadspin proposes that it’s time for the right to determine college football’s best teams—or perhaps just its most interesting—to be taken away from the idiot writers and given to you, the idiot… » 8/04/15 10:32am Today 10:32am

Some Guy Simulated 1,000 Seasons Into The Future In Football Manager

Everybody knows that the true joy of playing Football Manager is getting a decade or so into the future and seeing the new Messis and Ronaldos and Mourinhos and Guardiolas come and go. Reddit user “Lorf_Yimzo” took this to its logical conclusion, setting up a save in England, simulating into the year 3015, and… » 8/04/15 9:35am Today 9:35am

Save $5 on Belkin's Uber-Popular Travel Surge Protector

Update: The Belkin is sold out at $15, but this CableMatters alternative seems like a solid option too, and it’s currently marked down to an all-time low $13.http://www.amazon.com/Listed-Cable-M... » 8/04/15 9:25am Today 9:25am

Craig James Sues Fox Sports For Religious Discrimination

Befitting a man who espoused homophobic beliefs during a failed Senate run, believes himself to be Christian martyr, and has been dogged by allegations that he killed five hookers while at SMU, Craig James sued Fox Sports on Monday for religious discrimination, alleging that he was fired because of his “religious… » 8/04/15 1:49am Today 1:49am

Chris Mortensen Unsatisfyingly Explains His Erroneous PSI Report

The first report that something fishy had occurred with the footballs during the AFC Championship game came from Bob Kravitz, a reporter for Indianapolis’s WTHR. But it was Chris Mortensen’s report the next day that 11 of the 12 footballs were under inflated by two pounds that turned what had been a “huh, this is… » 8/03/15 11:09pm Yesterday 11:09pm

Rob Rhinehart's Latest Attempt to Make You Buy Soylent Is Terrible

I think Rob Rhinehart is trying to turn himself into some sort of creepy nerd messiah. Today he posted a giant essay to promote the release of Soylent 2.0, the next version of his sperm-esque food replacement drink. It was all about how he’s given up alternating current so he can get ready for his life as a space… » 8/03/15 8:43pm Yesterday 8:43pm