A beautiful book.
Hours after losing game 6 in dramatic fashion and moments before sending his team out on the field for a decisive game 7, Ron Washington delivered this expletive and NSFW laden pre-game speech. Audio via Joe Sports Fan.
Perhaps World Series Game 6 has faded from your mind, as the series ended Friday night with not a bang but a whimper. But you should recall, in any case, that Game Six was pretty fucking cool. We posted New Yorker writer Roger Angell's scorecard and asked Deadspin readers for theirs. This one comes from Baseball…
The slide said "inexplicable triple" but the stare said "Game 7." Stay home for the baseball tonight, kids and prepare to talk about it forever.
An email, received in 24-point font:
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.
Click the above image to enlarge it. Somewhere in all that scribble is a real-time record of something beautiful. Unless you're a Rangers fan. [New Yorker]
Two Dallas-area pumpkins have caused a stir over their costume choices for local Halloween contests. The pumpkins, one from Irving-based 21st Century Dental (left) and the other a part of the Dawson & Sodd law firm in Corsicana (right), showed up to a statewide "pumpkin contest" dressed in the offending attire. One…
The Cardinals mobbed Freese in that familiar way as he reached home plate. But, beginning at the 2:23 mark of this video, they also tore his jersey to shreds like those squealing girls whose GI boyfriends were overseas in World War II used to do to Sinatra. The Hall of Fame is taking the torn remnants, plus Freese's…
God likes to talk baseball with Josh Hamilton. In the dugout before the tenth, before what would stand as Hamilton's career-defining moment for all of a half inning, he heard a still, small voice. It told him Jason Motte would start him off with a waist-high four-seamer.
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An email exchange very early this morning, regarding Joe Buck's "We will see you tomorrow night" call:
I can't believe I'm saying this, but that was really fucking cool.
KDFW, the FOX affiliate in Dallas, sent out this text alert
sometime after Josh Hamilton's 10th inning home run
in the middle of the 9th—one of the multiple stretches it seemed like the Rangers had the game in hand. But there are no such things as jinxes; only depleted bullpens, questionable intentional walks, and…
Game Six featured eleven innings, five official errors, numerous others in judgment, and what will not be Albert Pujols' final plate appearance in a Cardinals uniform—a tenth-inning intentional walk—but it was an official game and then some, one the Texas Rangers did not win.
A fourth-inning mishap Thursday night found Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli's ankle—and the viewing audience's stomach—turned. So here it is, in super-slow-mo and set to The Mountain Goats' "Orange Ball Of Pain" in the first of what I'll unimaginatively call "Deadspin Videos." (They were previously done here and …