MLB Network Puts Mitch Williams On Hiatus

MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams is on an indefinite leave of absence from the league-owned cable channel after a series of incidents at a youth baseball tournament that witnesses tell us included the former big-league hurler calling a ten-year-old "a pussy." » 5/19/14 11:13am 5/19/14 11:13am

Witnesses: Mitch Williams Called Child "A Pussy," Ordered Beanball

The fallout continues from MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams's meltdown at a Ripken Baseball youth tournament this past weekend, as parents and coaches tell Deadspin that "The Wild Thing" called one child "a pussy" while ordering one of his own 10-year-old players to hit the opposing pitcher with a beanball. » 5/16/14 2:15pm 5/16/14 2:15pm

Why Rich Lacrosse Parents Are Making Their Kids Repeat A Grade

In the lax-crazy scholastic sports scene of the high-end Washington D.C. market, a game between Landon School and Georgetown Prep is essentially 'Skins vs. Cowboys, except with more people named Topper. They're two of the fancy-pantsiest all-boys secondary schools in the area, and their athletic rivalry offers a good… » 5/01/14 3:20pm 5/01/14 3:20pm

The Hockey Dad Who Recently Heckled Teenagers While Holding An Infant…

This past week, we brought you video of a Manitoba hockey dad who called one 15-year old player "a midget" and subsequently threatened that player's father, all while holding an infant. (Sadly, the video is private now.) Then we brought you the news that the angry hockey dad, identified as Jason Boyd, also cheered… » 2/16/13 5:00pm 2/16/13 5:00pm

Russian Youth Hockey Game Features Non-Stop Brawling, About 30 People…

Russian players don't have the best reputation as fighters in the NHL, but the next generation of Russian hockey stars seems set on changing that. As you can see, this game got away from the referees a bit, with most of each team ending up in the penalty box at once:
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This Is The Best Free Kick Goal By An Eight-Year-Old You'll See For…

We have pretty much zero information on this, other than it showed up on YouTube today with comments disabled and in the wrong format. We could ask questions, but it's better to just enjoy what's a pretty outstanding free kick most adults would fail in an attempt. » 7/05/12 12:30pm 7/05/12 12:30pm

Only A Fool Would Want His Kid To Play Football

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Find more of Drew's stuff at KSK or on Twitter. Buy Drew's book, The Postmortal, through here. Email the Funbag here. Today, we're covering being born with no butthole, parrots, office food, and more. Photo by Amy Myers/Shutterstock. » 2/14/12 2:20pm 2/14/12 2:20pm

Try To Guess How A Youth Hockey Team Used Water Bottles In Their Hazing…

The Neepawa Natives are a Junior A team from Manitoba, and they have a very unique way of welcoming rookies to the squad. The CBC had a pair of whistleblowing parents on yesterday (in silhouette, because the MJHL is serious business), and they spilled the beans on a frank-and-beans-heavy tradition. » 10/27/11 2:50pm 10/27/11 2:50pm

Video Proof That Traveling Doesn't Exist Anymore

Where, you might ask, do our nation's NBA players get the idea that two steps is just a suggested limit? It starts early. PIVOT FOOT, YOU LITTLE CHEATER, NOT PIVOT FEET. » 12/16/10 7:20pm 12/16/10 7:20pm

Helmet-To-Helmet Hits Are Even More Excruciating With Children Involved

Click to view All the recent talk about football and player health has centered on the NFL and college ranks. This video—origins unknown—is proof that football's safety issues begin even earlier. Step one? Maybe not have the kids do the Oklahoma drill. [Guyism] » 10/26/10 5:00pm 10/26/10 5:00pm

Here's Some Adorable Children Doing Adorable Things

I love (and regularly wager on) Mites on Ice, when they let a bunch of kids play hockey during intermissions. But these little tykes at Tuesday's Capitals game set a new standard for awwww with their team goal celebration. » 10/21/10 1:15pm 10/21/10 1:15pm

Dads In Ugly Polo Shirts Punch Each Other At Pee Wee Football Game

A lot of men in matching bright polo shirts started a sideline brawl during their sons' Pee Wee football game in Pearland, Texas. One 12-year-old was thrown "12 to 15 feet" by an opposing coach. Video after the jump. » 9/30/10 1:55pm 9/30/10 1:55pm

Not Last Night's Winner: The Pee-Wee Football Team Who Was Flashed By…

Ms. Tonya Brown walked onto a field in Cincinnati and lifted her shirt, making some young players not want to ever reach puberty. [Enquirer] » 9/17/10 11:45am 9/17/10 11:45am

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Juiceboxes)

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 internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 9/15/10 9:30am 9/15/10 9:30am

Mite Fight Broken Up By Mommy

These small children — teammates — get into it with a shove and a slash, and one drops the gloves, ready to go. That's when young JJ's mother plays enforcer. » 7/26/10 6:45pm 7/26/10 6:45pm

Pussification Of Youth Sports Reaches New Nadir

This 13-year-old's father, who just happens to be an attorney, is suing a little league coach for telling the pitcher to throw at his son. More importantly, the kid is wearing a shirt that appears to say "HARD-ON." [News-Herald] » 7/16/10 2:45pm 7/16/10 2:45pm

Win By Five, Lose The Game, Says Absurd Youth Soccer Rule

Old hotness: lead by five goals, game is called via slaughter (or "mercy") rule. New hotness: lead by five goals, other team automatically wins. The pussification of youth sports continues apace. » 6/02/10 12:05pm 6/02/10 12:05pm

9-Year-Old Beer-Drinking Hockey Players, aka Regular Canadians

A Saskatoon youth hockey team is under fire after posting a video showing the mites with open cans and bottles of beer. Little Pelle Lindbergh proceeded to drive his Big Wheel directly into a school. [Canwest] » 5/02/10 5:40pm 5/02/10 5:40pm