Report: Man Who Told On Jackie Robinson West Arrested For Assault

The man whose whistleblowing—or snitching, depending upon your perspective—led to the Jackie Robinson West Little League team losing their national title has been arrested for assault, DNAInfo reports. Chris Janes is alleged to have drunkenly tried to enter a neighbor's home at 1 a.m. Tuesday, and is charged with " » 3/03/15 8:03pm Tuesday 8:03pm

Danny Almonte On Jackie Robinson West: It's Not The Kids' Fault

For all the shock and controversy over Jackie Robinson West being stripped of its U.S. title for using out-of-district players, there has never been a better Little League scandal than that of Danny Almonte, the star pitcher who turned out to be two years older than any players were allowed to be. Almonte commiserates… » 2/19/15 9:55am 2/19/15 9:55am

How Philly's Little Leaguers Reclaimed "Taney" From America's Shame

You may never hear from Mo'ne Davis again. But even so, she and her teammates have already accomplished something amazing: They've taken back the name "Taney" from history's shit list. In a wonderful stroke of ironic resonance, the name that now evokes a mixed-race, inner-city little league team that made a lot of… » 8/22/14 4:45pm 8/22/14 4:45pm

Can You Predict If Your Kid Will Throw Left-Handed?

With the Little League World Series winding down to the final few teams, there's a question that dances across the minds of many overzealous future dads: Is there anything you can do to increase the chances your kid will be left-handed, and therefore more likely to have a shot at Williamsport? » 8/22/14 3:51pm 8/22/14 3:51pm

Picture This: Little Leaguers Want Their Pants

Most everyone who has ever played a sport — even those of us who never played at a level beyond, say, high school basketball, football, baseball, soccer — most of us can recall at least one time, before a game, when everything just felt right. Maybe there was something in the air, or there was a look in the eyes of… » 7/02/13 2:52pm 7/02/13 2:52pm

Little League Coach Melts Down; Parent Urges Therapy And Medication

A tipster passed along this email exchange from a recent little league dispute that is just a wonderful example of how stupid and petty and irrational children can be. These kids, especially whichever little tyke wrote the scathing reply, have got some real 50-cent words in their back pockets, too. » 6/23/13 3:36pm 6/23/13 3:36pm

A Little League Raffles Off An Assault Rifle To Raise Money

The Atwood-Hammond Little League in east-central Illinois needs money to replace its crappy old equipment. In past years, the league has tried traditional fundraisers like auctioning off donated gift cards. But those efforts weren't always successful: Last year's hog roast, according to league commissioner Steven… » 3/13/13 3:50pm 3/13/13 3:50pm

"They Represented Canada Well": Sad Things Said Yesterday By Managers…

The Little League World Series is going on, you realized over the weekend, as you scrolled through your digital cable guide. That means ESPN is lying about fastball velocities and kids' dreams are getting crushed. They will never become Chris Drury or Todd fucking Frazier. They'll just sit around, talking 'bout the… » 8/21/12 11:55am 8/21/12 11:55am