Cobrah is a "veteran deadspin commenter" in the same way that syphilis is a veteran human disease. It's always been around, it's always turned people off, and it's obvious it's not going away because people do stupid short-sighted stuff that makes it impossible to get rid of it. » 7/26/14 12:18am 7/26/14 12:18am

Serious question: if the modern drug testing regime had existed in the McGwire/LaRussa era, and McGwire tested positive, and McGwire was suspended for 50 games, would anyone hold up his hall of fame induction, or is this strictly a "make up call" for the fact that he escaped punishment during his playing days (because… » 7/24/14 6:40pm 7/24/14 6:40pm

In horse racing, the use of rabbits is common, but for a slightly different purpose. Some horses run their best on the lead and get stressed out from being behind other horses and/or getting dirt kicked in their face. Some jockeys have similar idiosyncrasies. The idea of a rabbit in horse racing is to take those… » 7/24/14 2:06pm 7/24/14 2:06pm