Little Leaguer Blasts Homer While Mom Is Doing Live ESPN Interview

South Carolina’s Terrence Gist hammered a ball way out of the park in his team’s Little League World Series game against Rhode Island today—just as ESPN was sitting down with his mom for a live interview. The pandering LLWS broadcasts can be awful at times, but maybe it’s worth it for moments like these? »8/21/15 6:06pm8/21/15 6:06pm

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 8:03pm3/03/15 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 9:55am2/19/15 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 4:45pm8/22/14 4:45pm

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 2:52pm7/02/13 2:52pm

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 3:50pm3/13/13 3:50pm