Aug 30, 2014
Houston Astros mascot Orbit got revenge on Texas Rangers infielder J.P. Arencibia by photoshopping his face on the body of a Houston Texans cheerleader and displaying it on the scoreboard prior to Friday night's game at Minute Maid Park.
Orbit's retaliation was in response Arencibia posting unflattering photos in the locker rooms showing the Astros mascot wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey along with the caption "Traitor. Caught Cheating!!"
Orbit clearly did not appreciate the photos, and payback came during Rangers batting practice. As Arencibia was taking his swings, the Minute Maid Park scoreboard displayed the image of the Texans cheerleader with Arencibia's face, prompting laughs from Arencibia and his Rangers teammates.
The Astros mascot then brought out a poster-sized version of the image and put it on display. Arencibia, who clearly has a good sense of humor, showed his appreciation by autographing the poster with the caption "To Orbit, With Love."
Lesson learned: Don't mess with Orbit.
Video via MLB.
Aug 29, 2014
Eastern Illinois Panthers junior linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill was ejected in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's season opener against Minnesota for delivering a cheap shot to an opponent's groin after a play was over.
Minnesota offensive lineman Zac Epping was walking by Grugier-Hill on his way back to the huddle when Grugier-Hill tried to sneak in the low blow. Fortunately, justice prevailed as the officials caught Grugier-Hill and punished him appropriately.
Minnesota won the game 42-20.
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The theme of the commercial is that "Johnny Football" is not himself when he's hungry. Give credit to Manziel for getting a good laugh at his own expense. We'll never fault a guy for making his money while he still can.
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Aug 28, 2014
South Carolina had their 18-game home winning streak snapped in their 52-28 loss to the Aggies, giving up a single-game record of 511 passing yards to A&M quarterback (and Johnny Manziel's successor) Kenny Hill. If this was Spurrier's reaction during the first half, we can only imagine his reaction after the game was over. We'll be willing to bet, however, that he was in no mood for dancing.
Top-ranked men's tennis star Novak Djokovic celebrated Thursday's straight-set victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu in the second round of the U.S. Open tournament by dancing to Iggy Azalea's hit "Fancy".
Djokovic is clearly enjoying the moment and keeping things loose.
A Chicago White Sox fan used his half-empty cup of beer to catch a bouncing foul ball during the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against Cleveland.
It happened in the bottom of the fourth as White Sox batter Carlos Sanchez hit a ball down the left field line that curved foul and bounced in the dirt before heading towards the stands. The fan in the front row wasn't able to catch it with his bare hand, but knocked it straight up in the air, setting himself up to catch it on a bounce. Since he didn't have a glove, the beer cup served quite well.
The White Sox fan chugged what was left of his beer with the ball in it. This may not have been the most sanitary thing to do after the ball bounced in the dirt, but at least he got to take it home.
Video via MLB.
Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki hit a bit of a snag, literally, during her second-round U.S. Open match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich when her hair got caught in her racket, costing her a point.
In the end, however, Wozniacki was able to rebound and won the match in straight sets.
Video via ESPN.
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip straight to the groin, but toughed it out and stayed in the game Wednesday night in Detroit.
Cervelli went down in the bottom of the fifth as Tigers batter Rajai Davis fouled the 0-1 pitch right into his sensitive area. We would venture to guess that Cervelli was wearing a cup, or else there's no way he would have been able to continue.
Fortunately, after taking a moment to catch his breath, Cervelli was able to keep playing and finished out the Yankees' 8-4 victory.
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Aug 27, 2014
Derek Jeter's nephew, Jalen Jeter, stole the spotlight from his famous uncle by tipping his New York Yankees cap to the home crowd during pregame ceremonies before Wednesday night's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.
The Tigers were honoring Jeter during his final trip to Detroit before he retires at the end of the season. With Derek having grown up in nearby ]Kalamazoo, Michigan, the entire Jeter family was invited to take part in the pregame ceremony. After calling the names of Derek's parents, Charles and Dorothy, and Derek's sister, Sharlee, the P.A. announcer called Jalen's name. With a cue from Sharlee, Jalen Jeter, who was being held in his mother's arms, took off his cap and tipped it to the crowd like a true professional.
The crowd clapped and cheered Jalen Jeter in an awesome family moment.
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A Houston Astros fan botched the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park by spiking the ball into the ground.
It wasn't planned, but was more a matter of releasing the ball too late in her throwing motion. She probably could have used a little more practice.
Astros mascot Orbit hung his head in disappointment, but gave the fan a reassuring big hug.
Video via MLB.