Adam Wainwright Had To Apologize For Saying He Grooved A Pitch To Jeter

This is insane. Adam Wainwright made a comment to reporters after his outing was complete that he grooved Derek Jeter a couple of meatballs. It was harmless. Then it became a thing because Derek Jeter has to get All-Star Game hits on the level? I literally have no idea. But then, Adam Wainwright showed up on FOX… » 7/15/14 11:43pm 7/15/14 11:43pm

Here's The Derek Jeter Farewell At The All-Star Game

John Farrell waited for the American League to take the field in the top of the fourth inning so he could remove Jeter from the game and give the crowd a proper chance to send off Jeter. It was a nice moment, Jeter tipped his cap (face) to the crowd, the players, and the coaches. He then went into the dugout and… » 7/15/14 9:57pm 7/15/14 9:57pm

What Did Sportswriters Think About Kansas City Barbecue? We Investigate.

The MLB All-Star Game is one of the few times during the season when baseball writers across the country congregate in a single city. When that happens, their conversations inevitably turn from their hatred of their jobs to the one thing that keeps them going through their existence: food. This year, the venue was… » 7/11/12 3:40pm 7/11/12 3:40pm

A Half-Assed Statistical Analysis Of The Half-Assed Home Run Derby's…

Chris Berman said the word "BACK" 78 times last night, 66 of which were in reference to home runs. That's about .62 "BACK"s per homer, a figure we assume is much lower than in previous years. Here's a breakdown of each player's traditional and Berman statistics (distance data from MLB.com): » 7/12/11 4:00pm 7/12/11 4:00pm

Here's What The Dunk Contest Looks Like Without The Dumb Props

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan says he is done competing in any "prop dunk contest" for NBA All-Star weekend. DeRozan finished third in Saturday's contest, and he lost out to Blake Griffin, who dunked over a car with a choir singing R. Kelly in the background, and JaVale McGee, who brought out an extra hoop so he could… » 2/22/11 3:30pm 2/22/11 3:30pm

Prepare For The Brain Explosion That Is The Home Run Derby


We know we got yelled at just this morning for recycling — consider the "Year Ago In Deadspin" feature toast — but it's Home Run Derby, and that means just one thing: It's the day Chris Berman lives for, and the day the rest of us pray for a quick, merciful death. (Last year, we actually watched six Berman Derbys in… » 7/09/07 5:50pm 7/09/07 5:50pm