Royals Pitchers Get Called Out By Stripper For Being Cheap Jerks

Ahead of today's game against the Twins, Royals pitchers Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura decided spend last night at a Minnesota strip club, where they apparently acted cheap and dickish. We know this because they just so happened to have been at the same club where @FeministStripper, a stripper and writer who does not… » 6/30/14 1:36pm 6/30/14 1:36pm

Bruce Chen Is Switching Teams For The World Baseball Classic

When you think of Bruce Chen, you think: trailblazer. The journeyman starter may have to fight to crack the Royals' rotation in spring training, but he's going to make some baseball history in March. Chen will become the first major leaguer to play for China when he pitches in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Perhaps… » 1/14/13 4:30pm 1/14/13 4:30pm

Royals Teammate Was Probably Just Trying To Tell Bruce Chen He Had…

During the Kansas City Royals 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Saturday Bruce Chen, who, interestingly enough, happens to be of Chinese descent, was doing a silly little in-game interview in anticipation of his big time face-off with the Pirates and A.J. Burnett. Then Humberto Quintero, the Royals catcher, came along and… » 6/10/12 9:52am 6/10/12 9:52am

Bruce Chen's Funny Bone

Baseball teams will try all kinds of things to keep the attention of fans at the ballpark, particularly if it's something that has nothing to do with baseball. Last year in Pittsburgh, the jumbotron would show paintings each player had draw, leading to the wonderous discovery of Zach Duke's unique talent. Apparently,… » 4/17/06 4:15pm 4/17/06 4:15pm

Half-Hour Left To Vote!


Polls are closing at 1:45 Eastern Time for our first gay athlete to come out poll. The race is tight right now, and your vote could make all the difference. We'll announce the results later this afternoon. » 10/28/05 2:10pm 10/28/05 2:10pm

Vote: First Gay Athlete To Come Out?

All right, we promised you a poll, and here's your poll, our first ever on Deadspin. The question: Who's the most likely athlete to come out of the closet first, based off Oddjack's Cultural Oddsmaker, which laid down the odds on five most likely suspects to be the first "out" athlete. » 10/27/05 5:45pm 10/27/05 5:45pm

Cultural Oddsmaker: Who's The Next Gay Athlete?

With Sheryl Swoopes' earth-shaking announcement that she was (no!) a lesbian, tongues are wagging (sorry) about who the next — i.e., actually surprising — athlete to come out of the closet will be. Our friends at Oddjack have helpfully lay out the odds on five heavily rumored to be gay athletes, picking the favorites,… » 10/27/05 3:07pm 10/27/05 3:07pm