They teach you to watch the hips. But maybe also keep an eye on the ball:
The Deadspin Awards are in July and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to answer a vexing question:Of all these good sports babies, who is the best sports baby?
Sports babies like Riley Curry, Derrick Rose Jr., and T.J. Smith have been resting on their laurels lately, and haven’t done anything impossibly cute. That’s why my current favorite sports baby is Naya Fowler, the two-year-old child of Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler and his wife Darya.
We did it, everyone. We made it through a long, boring week without any sports on but hockey. (Even though hockey is good and you should try it.) Celebrate with this child getting owned repeatedly.
We don’t blame you, kid. Nobody wants to shake a referee’s hand.
Sometimes minor league baseball promotions are weird and bad, but sometimes they are weird and good. I say this one, from a recent West Michigan Whitecaps game, falls into the latter category. I say this because I enjoy watching children fall.
You thought today was a slow sports day? Well, look again!
Make sure your speakers are on, because the audio here really is something special:
Take five minutes to watch this video of a disguised P.K. Subban surprising some local kids with Habs gear, a day on the ice at the Canadiens' practice rink, and, eventually, himself. If you must, skip to 3:20 for the big reveal—and his refusal to go easy on the young skaters.
Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a Russian cartoon that was inexplicably dubbed with Sasha Grey's moans. And here is a horrified child watching it. Welcome to Russia! Please enjoy your stay.
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering voodoo, Papa John, handcuffing, and more.
This is an image from Wimbledon today of Novak Djokovic's coach, Boris Becker, snapping a photo with an iPhone encased in what appears to be a cute picture of Boris Becker and his family. It's basically the photographic equivalent of the following sentence, which appeared in a press release not long ago: "Becker…
Tim Duncan brought his ridiculously cute children to his postgame press conference, and they both gave ridiculously cute answers to a question about their dad.
This is from Wednesday's game, a David Ortiz home run that was retrieved by a girl in the first row. When the girl made it clear she had no intentions of tossing the ball back onto the field, the woman in red let the girl know to her face what she thought of that decision.
Alan Beck, a chiropractor/little league coach in Lakeside, Calif., is suing a 14-year-old player for tossing his helmet in celebration after scoring a game-winning run. That helmet struck Beck and tore his Achilles tendon.
After reading this, and a seven-year-old Bengals fan's letter to the injured Kevin Huber, I'm starting to think nobody appreciates sports quite like a small child.
These pictures, of a young Wild fan melting in response to a wave from Charlie Coyle, made the rounds earlier this week. Now the NHL has shared the video from Sunday's game, and it's just as adorable.