Dontrelle Willis Retires. Mark Prior Tries To Make A Comeback. Baseball…

Dontrelle Willis retired on Monday at the age of 30, bringing to an end one of the most baffling baseball careers of the past decade. The day before, Mark Prior, nursing an oblique strain, threw a bullpen session for the Pawtucket Red Sox. He hadn't pitched in a game since June 21, when he scuffled through an inning… » 7/03/12 2:45pm 7/03/12 2:45pm

Red Sox Sign Mark Prior, Ready To Party Like It's 2003

It's hard to believe that despite all the comeback attempts from former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior, he hasn't actually pitched in the Major Leagues since the summer of 2006. Since then, he's tried to latch on with the Padres, Yankees, and Rangers, never once making it to The Show. Now the Red Sox are the 31-year-old's… » 5/02/12 7:10pm 5/02/12 7:10pm

Mark Prior Doesn't Know Why You Keep Asking Him About Stephen Strasburg

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: walking arm injury Mark Prior. » 8/30/10 1:35pm 8/30/10 1:35pm

Mark Prior's Comeback Just Manages To Depress Us All Over Again

Prior's going to work out for scouts tomorrow, in the hopes of getting back to the big leagues. It's sad, and unsurprising, and we all wish him luck as we expect him to fail. » 6/29/10 4:15pm 6/29/10 4:15pm

Coach Who Said Hitler Was A Good Leader Wants To Run For Congress

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/05/09 6:30am 8/05/09 6:30am

The Cubs Finally Rid Themselves Of Their Savior

This was lost in all the shuffle yesterday, so we held it for today. So: As a Cardinals fan, allow us a brief moment of sublime amusement at the Cubs' release of Mark Prior. (Not least of which because the Cardinals are reportedly very interested in the man.) » 12/14/07 11:40am 12/14/07 11:40am

Fun With Rampant Irresponsible Steroid Speculation!

Rangers "closer" Eric Gagne is hurt again — this time it's his hip — and his impending absence allows everyone, once again, to play the great early-season He's Hurt Because He's Off Steroids Now game. It's fun because we have no idea! » 4/23/07 1:15pm 4/23/07 1:15pm

OK, Maybe Everyone Should Boo Dusty

OK, we understand that he had thrown a lot of pitches, and that he had walked five guys, and that the score was 0-0 and that he has been injured enough to need to be coddled a bit. » 7/26/06 3:02pm 7/26/06 3:02pm

Mark Prior Knows Not Of Your "Blogs"

In the past, we've received emails saying we should check out Mark Prior's MySpace page. We've grown increasingly skeptical of alleged athlete MySpace profiles, if just because, well, about 85 percent of the time they're fake. » 2/28/06 11:45am 2/28/06 11:45am

Why Is This Man So Excited?

This is Astros closer Brad Lidge, and in this picture anyway, he's a very excited young man. (It obviously was not taken Monday.) There are many reasons he might be so happy. He could have just closed out an Astros victory. He could have learned that he wasn't going to be a lot of money for his car insurance. Or,… » 10/19/05 5:20pm 10/19/05 5:20pm