MLB Network Puts Mitch Williams On Hiatus

MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams is on an indefinite leave of absence from the league-owned cable channel after a series of incidents at a youth baseball tournament that witnesses tell us included the former big-league hurler calling a ten-year-old "a pussy." » 5/19/14 11:13am 5/19/14 11:13am

Witnesses: Mitch Williams Called Child "A Pussy," Ordered Beanball

The fallout continues from MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams's meltdown at a Ripken Baseball youth tournament this past weekend, as parents and coaches tell Deadspin that "The Wild Thing" called one child "a pussy" while ordering one of his own 10-year-old players to hit the opposing pitcher with a beanball. » 5/16/14 2:15pm 5/16/14 2:15pm

Baby (Joe) Mauer Gets No Trade Clause From Seattle Family

In the grand tradition of parents naming their kids after sports heroes they can't possibly live up to—and then dressing them up in silly costumes—we proudly present Baby Joe Mauer. » 3/23/10 2:20pm 3/23/10 2:20pm

How A Parent-Coach Dispute Turned Into DUI Charge For Rick Adelman's Son

Rick Adelman's son David is on trial for DUI, but the proceedings have revealed that the incident was the result of a sting set up by the father of one of his players. Wasn't this an episode of Hang Time? » 11/25/09 2:50pm 11/25/09 2:50pm

Alabama Father Pleased Daughter's Domestic Dispute Won't Interfere With…

Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw and his girlfriend both agreed to dismiss charges filed against the other after a lover's spat this summer. No one is more excited about this than the girl's father who exited the courthouse shouting, "Roll Tide!" » 10/07/09 4:45pm 10/07/09 4:45pm

Cub Fans Ruin Their Own Child's Life By Making Her A Cubs Fan

A Chicagoan e-mailed to ask why I have no love for the Windy City. Someone else e-mailed the answer. Meet new North Side resident, Waitle Nex Yeare. With any luck, the state has already placed her in protective custody. [Slanch] » 9/11/09 11:55am 9/11/09 11:55am

Any Teams Named Yankees Or Red Sox Must Fight To The Death

Did you know that any team nicknamed the "Yankees" must, by law, engage in one beanball war and/or bat-swinging brawl each season with another team named the "Red Sox"? Even if that team is comprised of eight-year olds. » 8/21/09 12:00pm 8/21/09 12:00pm

Father Chooses Alabama Football Player Over His Own Daughter In…

Alabama sophomore Courtney Upshaw and his girlfriend were both arrested and charged with domestic violence/harassment last night—and the father of the girl is not happy. After all, it's completely his daughter's fault for picking on that poor linebacker. » 8/20/09 4:03pm 8/20/09 4:03pm

Epic Rant Exposes Dark Side Of Houston Cougar Baseball

There are few things people enjoy more than listening to an angry parent complain about their kid's lack of playing time, but when it's a single-page, 16,000-word website with lots of CAPS LOCK, that's a different story. » 6/12/09 4:00pm 6/12/09 4:00pm

There Is No "Tag Team" High School Wrestling

A jury is currently deliberating the case of a New Jersey dad who attacked his son's wrestling opponent during a match. He didn't even wait for his entrance music. [Zapruder-like footage @ Star-ledger] » 5/13/09 2:00pm 5/13/09 2:00pm