Treasurer Steals $130,000 From NY Little League

God only knows where a Little League got $130,000 — those must have been some pretty aggressive candy bar sales drives — but someone seems to have stolen it. The former treasurer for Stony Point Little League in New York has been arrested for cooking the books and making off with the money meant for […]

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Kids’ All-Star Quest Powered By Pirates Ancestors

The Little League World Series is coming up pretty soon, that time when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of Williamsport, Pa. Billy Funkhouser and Brenden Barrows (center and right, below) are no different — they’re teammates on the Hillsborough (Calif.) 11-12 year-old All-Stars, and had been co-MVPs of their league during the regular […]

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Black Kids In The Pool? OH NO EVERYONE HIDE

If baseball’s America’s summer pastime, then swimming’s its younger, more generous cousin. You don’t even need equipment to partake in the sport, just large amounts of standing, hopefully clean water. Maybe a towel and a swimsuit, but we’ve all found ourselves in situations where the latter was unnecessary. But that’s an issue for a different […]

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A-Rod ‘Clone’ Looks Like Uncle, But Can He Play?

So you’re 13 years old, you’re Alex Rodriguez’s nephew, you play for the same youth baseball team that A-Rod did, and you look pretty much exactly like him. Oh, and the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS just did a big story on you. Hey, no pressure kid. Meet Joe Dunand Jr., who seems to be in […]

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Rogue Youth Arrested For Kicking Batting Helmet

You know it’s summer when the youth baseball coaches come out and start having opposing players arrested for nonsensical reasons. Actually Bill Marshall is a sheriff’s deputy, part-time Ballston Spa Village police officer, and coach of Galway of the Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League in New York. Marshall had Gary Hall Jr., an opposing player, […]

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Baseball Coach Whizzes In Front Of Police Chief

For anyone who has seen “The Bad News Bears” (the real one, not the awful remake with Billy Bob Thornton), the idea of a drunk Little League coach can seem humorous. But as someone who had a coach in real life who was blitzed about 50 percent of the time, I can tell you it’s […]

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Creepy Jr. High Football Recruiting Site To Launch

Just when you thought that the world of college football recruiting couldn’t get any more creepy, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE has a story that will practically make your skin crawl. Apparently, there is a new Web site ready to be launched that will evaluate the performance of junior high football players and promote the best players […]

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Little League Coach Gets Jacked Up By Line Drive

Too many times these days, mentions of youth sports in the news are accompanied by details of disgusting sexual perversion, parental misconduct, or other heinous issues often stemming from the imbalance of authority between adult and child, coach and player. Whatever happened to the halcyon days of yore, when kids were innocent, fun-loving scamps playing […]

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Yeah, It’s Probably Best Not To Anger This Goalie

Emily Dickson mocks your antiquated notion of 11 players per side. The 14-year-old British schoolgirl scored two goals recently in a youth league game; not impressive until you find out that she’s the goalie, and both scores were on 120-yard shots from her own penalty box. Boom goes the dynamite!

These goals didn’t bounce into unattended […]

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Cops Give Pervy Coach Chris Hansen Treatment

At this point, should we call the Oxford English Dictionary people and see if they can add “Chris Hansened” into next year’s edition? I know it’s two words and all, but it’s so convenient and everyone knows exactly what it means. For example: the CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS reports that a youth softball coach thought […]

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