Beer Mile runner breaks own world record, then gets disqualified for not drinking enough

The Beer Mile World Classic traditionally consists of the following: drink one 12-ounce beer (can or bottle) with at least a 5 percent A.B.V. Then do one lap around a track. Repeat four times. Runners are permitted to drink only in “the transition zone,” and if they ralph, and they might, they’re penalized with an…

Pizza Hut resurrects nightmarish Cheesy Bites Pizza because… no sports today? 

On Monday, Pizza Hut announced it was bringing back the pizza that stares at you, officially known as Cheesy Bites Pizza, for a limited time. It may be unthinkably delicious; I do not know, and never will, because that thing will always look like the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth to me. It just keeps looking at you,…

“Business Person” tickets let you work—and drink—from a Major League Baseball game

Set your Slack status to “WFB,” because this afternoon, you’re Working From Baseball. That’s the premise of the Colorado Rockies Business Person Special, a $21 ticket that includes a standing-room ticket to a weekday game (with an 11-inch ledge for your laptop), a burger, beer or soda, and wifi. A reporter from The…

How 8 minor league baseball teams with food mascots got their tasty names

It takes a lot of clams to run a professional baseball team. And without the attention of marquee players’ names or stadiums in big cities, it can be a challenge for minor league or independent baseball teams to get fans into the stands. So, about 15 years ago, team owners started to turn to “wacky” team names to woo…