Cubs Fan Does On Camera What TV Has Been Doing To The Cubs All Day

While WGN's reporter talked about Wrigley Field's centennial birthday, a guy in the background channeled Julian Dalrymple for a brief second. Go Cubs go! (They lost.) » 4/23/14 7:36pm 33 minutes ago

Cubs Pretend Their History Doesn't Include Sammy Sosa

Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was attended by Cubs players across the generations, from Ernie Banks to Fergie Jenkins to Milt Pappas to Gary Matthews to Lee Smith to Andre Dawson to Ryan freaking Dempster, but noticeable by his absence was Chicago's best, most loved, and most important player of the last 30 years. » 4/23/14 5:13pm Today 5:13pm

Holy Shit, The Marlins And Braves Cannot Stop Striking Each Other Out

Remember last night, when the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins combined to strike out 28 times, a thing that had never before occurred in the modern era? Well, those crazy free-swingers went and did the exact same thing today, and they didn't even need a full nine innings to do it this time. » 4/23/14 4:23pm Today 4:23pm

At the Fights with Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting and Filth Author

Irvine Welsh, the Scottish author of a long string of drug- and crime-ridden classics such as Trainspotting, sits in the passenger seat of my Dodge Avenger. We're driving through the West Side of Chicago as the sun sets over vacant industrial lots in Cicero, a grimy, working-class suburb just across the street from the … » 4/23/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Eight Reasons Never To Go On Spring Break With Children

Just let go. That was the slogan of the hotel we were staying at for Spring Break, and it was a solid slogan. After all, this was a family resort, and at family resorts, parents often need to be reminded to ease up, take the sticks out of their asses, and TRY to enjoy themselves, if only to then fail. Did your kid get… » 4/23/14 3:48pm Today 3:48pm

Guy Fieri’s New Restaurant Menu, Item by Insane Item

It takes a truly special human being to combine pretension and douchebro-ed-ness into something that, when you take a step back, starts to look like elaborate, brilliant performance art. Guy Fieri is that human, except that nothing he does is intended as satire. » 4/23/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

Wake Up Refreshed To Fresh Juice (or Waffles), BBC Documentary Sale

There's something for everyone in today's Deadspin Deals. Whether you need to ease the pain of waking up, or just want some waffles, we've got you covered. Don't miss out on a ton of great discounts on BBC documentaries, or the chance to grab the whole A Song of Ice and Fire Set for 20 bucks. » 4/23/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Even The Chicago Bulls' Security Staff Is Sick Of Joey Crawford's Shit

The Chicago Bulls have set up a kind of text-message hotline that fans can use to hail the assistance of the arena's security team. Reader Dave was at the game between the Bulls and the Wizards last night, and he tried his luck at getting referee Joey Crawford—who made a number of bad calls and whom everyone hates » 4/23/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Store-Bought Flavored Vodka Is Abominable. Make Your Own.

Despite what the liquor snobs'll tell you, vodka's always fine, and sometimes it's downright necessary. When you're dealing with a top-flight mixer such as fresh grapefruit juice or your own proprietary Bloody Mary blend (Spicy Hot V8 with a Bacos rim? You tricky devil!), you don't always want to gum up the works with… » 4/23/14 2:53pm Today 2:53pm

Terry Stotts, Reinvented: How A Retread NBA Coach Became Cutting Edge

Players get better, and players get worse. This is a fundamental truth, and an arc we've always understood, analytics or not, as part of the fabric of not just sports, but performance and ability in general. Sometimes you get better at your job, sometimes you fall off. But we don't really look at coaches in this way;… » 4/23/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Oh Hell, Root For The Wizards: John Wall's Brave, Stubborn Playoff Run

If you have watched much Washington Wizards basketball over the past four seasons, first of all, why, and I am so sorry—but also, you have seen John Wall chase down a ballhandler in transition, take off like a fucking F/A-18 off a carrier deck, and swat the absolute shit out of the ball. It's really something. » 4/22/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Eight Reasons Never To Go On Spring Break With Children

Just let go. That was the slogan of the hotel we were staying at for Spring Break, and it was a solid slogan. After all, this was a family resort, and at family resorts, parents often need to be reminded to ease up, take the sticks out of their asses, and TRY to enjoy themselves, if only to then fail. Did your kid get… » 4/23/14 3:37pm Today 3:37pm