Minor league baseball is probably America’s greatest invention. From last night’s Fort Wayne TinCaps game, here’s Jake the Diamond Dog, a Golden Retriever whose job it is to carry a basket of bottled water out to the umpires between innings:
Martha, a 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, took first prize at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, held annually at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California. It was something of an upset—older, smaller, often hairless dogs tend to win these. But Martha reportedly impressed the judges by farting and flopping down on the ground…
Get a load of this humpback whale, sending inches of seawater and a few fish into this vessel, and me into cardiac arrest:
Following last week’s failed raccoon coup, it seems that the squirrels may have gotten some nutty ideas, too. Today’s edition of Squirrel Watch brings a confusing mix of romantic, vicious, and inscrutable deeds.
David toppled Goliath in the form of this antelope taking down a long-necked victim desperately trying to avoid it at a Netherlands zoo. The gritty attacker showed no mercy, even as helpless zoo visitors looked on in disbelief.
Sometimes, I’ll lay awake at night and dream of the day I can write a lede as chilling as the one Alex Acquisto has written for the Bangor Daily News:
Birdfriend! I know it’s nice to sit in the grass, but go be in outfield! It’s much safer there.
On Monday, Florida football coach Jim McElwain said he was not the naked man photographed straddling a shark on a boat. Today, the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain told Deadspin that the nude shark humper also isn’t owner Jimmy John Liautaud.
Sports are fun, right? You get to go outside, smell the dirt, use your muscles, hear the wind in the trees. It’s all fun and games until a goddamn bear shows up to eat you.
It has been brought to the attention of Deadspin’s Thursday night editorial staff that the blog somehow failed to cover the 38th Annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, which took place last week in Des Moines. We apologize for the grave oversight and invite you to take a belated look at these beautiful…
Happiness, who knows. Joy, jeez, that’s a whole frickin’ thing. I will never have even the faintest idea about deep personal fulfillment. But you can make the minute-by-minute drudgery of life a little better. You can hang a bird feeder near a window, and fill it with birdseed, and have some pretty birds to look at.
Hello. The internet says that today is National Pet Day, the day for pets. Bring forth the pets!
This afternoon, the Rangers announced that second baseman and noted face-puncher Rougned Odor had signed a six-year, $49.5 million deal to stay with the team. According to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant, the Rangers also agreed to give Odor a pair of nice horsies. Odor supposedly rides every day in the offseason,…
“Everyone wanted to get out of the car because they were afraid of the turkey,” said John Tarabocchia, dispelling any uncertainty about the scariest part of a driving a very fast car into a flying turkey. Not the blunt surprise of impact, or even the minor cuts the family suffered from flying windshield shards—just…
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has an unbearably cute puppy; this is not a drill. Groot looks like some kind of husky, and he enjoys chasing soft grounders.