Baseball Writers To Baseball Fans: Fuck You

When we started in on our project of making a farce and mockery of baseball's annual Hall of Fame election by buying a vote from a veteran baseball writer and then turning it over to the public, we had two principal aims. One was to draw attention to the way an increasingly ridiculous election process has diminished… » 1/09/14 6:42pm 1/09/14 6:42pm

Costas: No HOF Vote For Fans Because "They Vote For Their Favorites"

NBC's Bob Costas argued against fans having a say in the Hall of Fame election process today on Dan Le Batard's radio show, claiming were they to be provided enfranchisement they'd "vote for their favorites," something actual BBWAA members have never, ever done. After all, you can't have famous people in a Hall of Fame. » 1/09/14 4:48pm 1/09/14 4:48pm

The Angry Things Writers Are Saying About Our Hall Of Fame Ballot

A lot of people are not very happy with Dan Le Batard's decision to turn his Hall of Fame ballot over to Deadspin readers. His fellow ESPNers, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon, made that clear enough yesterday on air. Here's what some writers have had to say. » 1/09/14 12:08pm 1/09/14 12:08pm

Revealed: The Hall Of Fame Voter Who Turned His Ballot Over To Deadspin

Now that the Baseball Writers' Association of America has announced the results of this year's Hall of Fame election—Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas made it—it's time for us to reveal, as promised, the Deadspin ballot, as well as the voter who joined us in making a farce and mockery of the increasingly… » 1/08/14 2:18pm 1/08/14 2:18pm

So Maybe Dan Le Batard Wasn't The Guy Who Snubbed LeBron For MVP [Post…

UPDATE: OK, it appears we screwed up and jumped the gun. Dan Le Batard has yet to confirm or deny what player he voted for regular season MVP, or whether or not he even had a vote. We've just gotten word that he didn't vote for Anthony, and we sent Le Batard an email for comment, so let's see what happens. In the… » 5/05/13 9:18pm 5/05/13 9:18pm

Recalling The Time Bennie Blades Pulled A Bazooka Out Of His Car Trunk …

Here's a nice, terrifying memory from Lomas Brown—the former NFL player who now says things on ESPN for money—regarding his former Detroit teammate Bennie Blades. Brown told Dan Le Batard and Le Batard's father today that Blades was the "craziest teammate" he ever had, and then shared this special anecdote: » 12/15/11 7:55pm 12/15/11 7:55pm

Michael Phelps Will Abort This Interview If You Ask Him Inane Questions

Gold medal winning swim swordsman Michael Phelps is still suffering through his whirlwind media tour and did a painfully uncomfortable on-air interview with 790 The Ticket's Dan Le Batard earlier today. Le Batard, acting in full-on instigator mode, tried to engage Phelps into some playful q-and-a'ing which he wasn't… » 9/25/08 6:30pm 9/25/08 6:30pm

Afternoon Blogdome: Dan LeBatard Keeps His Interns Smiling And Happy

Why do they call her the "Super" intern?: The naughty boys at Busted Coverage manage to take an innocent picture of Dan LeBatard posing with his "super" intern, Christina, and force you to think unclean thoughts. The picture of Miami Herald writer Greg Cote does not have the same effect. For now. [Busted Coverage] » 7/08/08 3:15pm 7/08/08 3:15pm