Terry Francona Says Red Sox Owners Don't Really Care About Baseball

Terry Francona has a book coming out about his time in Boston. Written with (ugh) Dan Shaughnessy, it probably won't satisfy readers expecting a bridge-burning tell-all, since he's back in baseball managing the Indians and has to work alongside the players he'd probably love to blast. But there are three old men he… » 1/15/13 4:50pm 1/15/13 4:50pm

Topps Sued For Firing Employee, Then Putting Him On A Trading Card

In the fall, Topps released a handful of very odd cards. Dubbed "American History Relics," they were five-card runs of John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Leif Ericson. Despite their rarity, the cards were a flop — one sold for $84 on eBay — perhaps because they were so strange. Card collectors like collector's items, but… » 2/24/12 1:55pm 2/24/12 1:55pm

John Henry Blames Terry Francona For Injury Sustained On His Megayacht

There was a somber mood in the Deadspin office last Friday, when we received word that Red Sox owner and billionaire John Henry had been rushed to the hospital after sustaining an injury on his megayacht in Boston. We wondered if he'd broken a bone, or gotten a paper cut from a million-dollar bill, or if he'd had too… » 10/05/11 7:00pm 10/05/11 7:00pm

LeBron James Gets Stake In Liverpool, Joins Unofficial Club For The…

LeBron James is smiling because even after an embarrassing hour-long ESPN special this summer that maligned him to the majority of humans not residing in South Beach, and even after his hometown fans burned his Cleveland jerseys and turned his name into a curse word, and even after his new team faced scrutiny all… » 4/06/11 5:55pm 4/06/11 5:55pm