If you're a sports fan like I am, you know that championships aren't won with talent or sound strategy or even proper personnel evaluation. They are won with HUSTLE and HEART and ECKSTEINIAN fortitude that cannot be measured, because measuring things is for nerds and pussies.
Last week, the producers of Parks & Recreation graced the show with our favorite television easter egg of all time: a sabermetrics-inspired fake law firm. Now, they've gone and outdone themselves by getting David Eckstein to shoot a commercial for the fake law firm.
We're obviously fond of Parks & Recreation around here—what with FJM's Ken Tremendous being executive producer and all—and tonight's easter egg of a law office name, undoubtedly the work of our pal who goes by Michael Schur these days, was fantastic.
Rick Bacon is the sports columnist for The Citizen-Pollinator of West Waterville, Missouri. He won an APSE award in 1987 for his column, "Batting Around." This is his first column for Deadspin.
When Deadspin asked us to write these articles, we went back and forth a few times on the date, and eventually settled on Sept. 22. I'd like to believe that somehow, that's because we knew, or perhaps sensed, that this article was going to be published on Sept. 20.
In sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like "LeBrun" James, who scored many more baskets than the opposing team, so I suppose that makes him the best. If you're into that sort of thing.
Let's get one thing straight: I'm not going to break any new ground here. I'm not going to teach you anything new about baseball. I'm not going to cause you to reassess how you think about sports journalism.
Ashley Eckstein—wife of San Diego grit machine David—provides the voice for Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker's Padawan apprentice in the "Clone Wars" animated series. That explains so much. [LA Times]
We've seen World Series MVP David Eckstein in pretty much every possible situation this winter, fooling around with pro wrestlers, showing up in wedding magazines and, of course, chugging tequila straight out of the bottle. So it's inevitable that he'd end up promoting stepstools for really short people.
For those of you who pay attention to such matters, TNA wrestling is having some sort of pay-per-view event this weekend that will feature "Team Pierzynski" vs. "Team Eckstein." That's A.J. Pierzynski and David Eckstein, two people who have never been in our kitchen. In this "promo" clip, Pierzynski does some Springer…
We don't cover much professional wrestling around here, because, as athletic an enterprise as it might be, it's not really, you know, sports. But — shockingly! — tons of professional athletes love wrestling; we think it's the tights.
I'd like to help accommodate you, as well. Here's a clip of Scott Spiezio and David Eckstein that they might not be so proud of (courtesy of The Wade Blogs). Spiezio and Eckstein made an appearance on "She Spies," a show starring Natasha Henstridge that lasted about a week and a half on NBC... and their performances…
In honor of The New York Times spreading the gospel of Bill Simmons (and, to a lesser extent, us) to gay men and unmarried thirtysomething women everywhere in the Fashion & Styles section this weekend, we present you the first-ever Wedding section of Deadspin, which, as "The Sopranos" pointed out, is like the sports…