Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. This week's theme, in honor of Rory McIlroy and Kyrie Irving, is sports prodigies. A note to those two: enjoy this moment. If these stories are any indication, there's a slight chance it won't last.
Ariel Antigua is a 5-year-old that plays baseball like a 5-year-old Troy Tulowitzki. Unlike others his age, he hits from both sides of the plate, can hit an 85 MPH fastball and fields "like a college guy."
In his debut for Syracuse this afternoon, QB Greg Paulus threw a fatal interception in OT that cost his team the game. Luckily for the Orange, they've got a couple of spare guns on their defensive line.
Todd Marinovich's plummet from can't-miss prospect to drug-addled fuck up is a tale most sports fans know intimately. But this month's Esquire reveals so much more about the quarterback's disturbing life.
You might remember old Southern California quarterback Todd Marinovich as the guy who was absolutely ruined by his hard-driving father. Once considered the "robo QB," Marinovich's dad famously didn't allow his son fast food and claimed he wanted to produce the "perfect" quarterback. As kids tend to do, Marinovich…