No, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice did not win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, because the Preakness is a horse race, of course. However, Rice did have some fun with Photoshop and posted a picture on his Facebook account to give fans a glimpse of what the race might have looked like if he was in it.
A Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Bobby Zappala jumped off a boat into the Allegheny River fully clothed to grab a home run ball hit out of PNC Park by third baseman Pedro Alvarez during last Friday night's game.
The 2-run HR by Alvarez tied the Houston Astros at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth, and the Pirates won the game in the bottom of the ninth.
A Chicago Cubs fan in the left field bleachers at Sunday's game at Wrigley Field tried to be a gentleman and protect his wife from a home run ball, but ended up getting doused with her full cup of beer.
It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning as Cubs pitcher Travis Wood homered to left field. The man tried to protect his wife from getting hit by the ball, but accidentally spilled his beer on her. As the man tried to see where the ball went, his wife "thanked" him by pouring her beer on his head.
Fortunately, both of them were laughing about him afterwards. There's certainly no disputing that the man's wife got her payback.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Josh Collmenter combined for an impressive circus catch on a popup in the eighth inning of Sunday night's game at Marlin Park.
Miami Marlins batter Adeiny Hechavarria tried to bunt the ball, but popped it up down the third base line. Montero chased it and failed to catch it, but was able to knock the ball up to Collmenter. Collmenter knocked it even higher in the air to himself while avoiding Montero before catching it with his bare right hand.
An Oakland A's fan in the right field stands displayed impressive skills with the glove he brought to the O.co Coliseum when he snagged a foul liner by Coco Crisp in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (a.k.a. RGIII) is getting married on July 6th to Rebecca Liddicoat, and they registered for their wedding gifts at Bed, Bath and Beyond. To RGIII's pleasant surprise, the happy couple has already received most of the gifts that they have registered for, thanks to some generous fans.
As the photo shows, Griffin and his fiance have already received enough packages to fill an entire room:
New Orleans Saints cornerback Dion Turner made a nice catch in the outfield, while holding into the ball after breaking through a metal barricade that served as the outfield wall, during the Ben Grubbs Foundation charity softball game recently held at Zephyr Field in Metairie, Louisiana.
Turner fell backwards did a reverse somersault after colliding with the barricade, but held onto the ball for the out and received an enthusiastic reaction from the crowd.
Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade spent Friday night at the senior prom of Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami.
Senior Nicole Muxo made a Youtube video inviting Wade to her prom, and also sent Wade a direct message on Twitter with the address just in case. Wade decided to take her up on it since the Heat have some down time while they wait for the Knicks-Pacers series to play out.
Wade posted some photos of himself with Nicole, her date and her best friends. A really nice gesture from Wade. We're going to take a wild guess and say that at some point during the prom, they played the "Harlem Shake".
The Houston Astros lost another game in an embarrassing fashion that only the Astros could pull off.
On Friday night, the Astros were tied at 4-4 with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs, the Pirates loaded the bases, but Astros pitcher Edgar Gonzalez got Pirates batter Russell Martin to pop up to short center field to send the game into extra innings. Or so everyone thought.
Astros second baseman Jack Elmore chased the popup into the outfield while right fielder Jimmy Paredes came in. Due to a miscommunication, the players collided just as Paredes got his glove on the ball, causing him to drop it and allowing runner Travis Snider to score from third and giving the Pirates a 5-4 win.
Just another reminder of why the Astros are the worst team in the major leagues.