Sex, Lies, And Zionism

So long Deadspin. The anorexic Jewish James Spader must now run off to his weekend gig—selling counterfeit menorahs on the street in exchange for methadone. » 6/05/09 6:15pm 6/05/09 6:15pm

Moneyball’s Deep: How Baseball Prospectus Is Like The Oakland A’s

Under Billy Beane, the Oakland A's won by scraping together undervalued assets. Since the rest of baseball has started valuing assets properly, the A's are having a harder time. The same thing is happening to baseball's leading propeller-heads. » 6/05/09 5:10pm 6/05/09 5:10pm

Adam LaRoche Is A F&*#ing Soldier

The Pirates first baseman on this week's Nate McLouth deal: "It's kind of like being with your platoon in a battle, and guys keep dropping around you." Kellen Winslow adds: "We don't care about nobody except this P." [ESPN] » 6/05/09 3:30pm 6/05/09 3:30pm

Deadspin’s Biggest Misses: Part One, Big Lumber

Deadspin made its name by latching onto strange sports ephemera: a Buckeye-supporting masturbator, a lazy dinosaur, Ned. But for every gem this place copies from less-famous sports blogs, there are dozens more its editors are too lazy to steal. » 6/05/09 2:00pm 6/05/09 2:00pm

Del Potro, To Federer, Back To Del Potro, To Federer, To Del Petro ...

The second French Open men's semi inexplicably isn't on TV. You can listen to the fifth set live on the radio ... tennis without all of that pesky seeing who hits the ball. [Radio Roland Garros] » 6/05/09 1:45pm 6/05/09 1:45pm

Great Moments In Counterfactual History: Derrick Rose’s SAT Scores

Nobody seems to care all that much that Memphis basketball players Derrick Rose and Robert Dozier allegedly cheated on their SATs. But what might have happened if the news had come out a little sooner? » 6/05/09 1:00pm 6/05/09 1:00pm

Today In Mets Health Calamities

Jose Reyes out indefinitely with a torn hamstring tendon. Also: Johan Santana contracts scarlet fever, team forced to burn down Citi Field to avoid contamination. [New York Daily News] » 6/05/09 12:15pm 6/05/09 12:15pm

The Mask Of Zaun-O

The Orioles' Gregg Zaun has been mocked all year as nothing but a "placeholder" for super-prospect Matt Wieters. The perennial backup catcher, however, outshines young Wieters and every other pro athlete in the most important category of all: Flash animation. » 6/05/09 11:00am 6/05/09 11:00am

Jim Bowden’s (Extremely Brief) Return To Respectability

Jim Bowden, the disgraced ex-Nationals GM, stands accused of stealing ballplayers' bonus money. The team he built is on pace to lose 118 games. Naturally, ESPN wanted to hire him. » 6/05/09 10:00am 6/05/09 10:00am

Guest-Editing A Sports Blog Is Like Flossing A Crocodile

Hi, my name is Josh and I'm the sports editor at Slate. You may remember me from such counterintuitive articles as "Joe Buck: American hero" and "Jason McElwain: He's probably not autistic, and that other team sucked at defense anyway." » 6/05/09 9:30am 6/05/09 9:30am