Everything You Need to Know About R.A. Dickey, the Man Who Throws Baseball's Best and Strangest Pitch

Jack Dickey · 09/28/12 04:45PM

R.A. Dickey, a starting pitcher for the New York Mets, earned his 20th win of the season two nights ago. Now everyone is talking about him, and you are standing off to the side smiling and nodding like an idiot because you thought the Met was a museum. You're a nerd, it's fine, but we wanted to help you out: Here, Deadspin's Jack Dickey (no relation, just obsession) breaks down the wonder that is R.A. Dickey's 2012 season.

Cubs Player Impaled by Baseball Bat

Annie Fleming · 09/20/10 10:45AM

During Sunday's baseball game against the Marlins, Chicago Cubs player Tyler Colvin was impaled by the shard of a baseball bat while running from third base. The bat fragment punctured his chest and he was rushed to the hospital.

Something About Televised Baseball Doesn’t Add Up

Scott Green · 04/19/10 11:15AM

We've earned TV treating us like idiots. This is the nation that gets emotionally invested enough to call a hotline to determine whether Pamela Anderson or Evan Lysacek is the better dancer.

Google another big name in MLB steroids scandal

Nicholas Carlson · 12/13/07 06:00PM

The biggest names in today's MLB steroids scandal? Miguel Tejada, Roger Clemens, Mo Vaughn, Andy Pettitte and yeah, Google. A tipster sends us this juxtaposition: a Google ad for steroids next to an article on the Mitchell report. So that explains why search-ad revenues are growing so fast.

Ticketmaster, NFL in talks to scalp football seats

Jordan Golson · 12/06/07 02:49PM

IAC's Ticketmaster division is trying to close a multiyear deal to be the official ticket scalper of the National Football League. TicketMaster competitor and eBay subsidiary StubHub is the other potential bidder for resale rights. Earlier this year, Stubhub made a deal to resell Major League Baseball tickets, a significant blow to Ticketmaster. Unfortunately for Ticketmaster, while the MLB deal gave StubHub resale rights for all 30 teams at once, because of the way the NFL is structured, the league has negotiating rights for only about half the league.