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Jun 30, 2012

Curtis Granderson cools off with ice pop after hitting home run (Video)


New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson hit a home run in the first inning of Saturday's 4-0 victory at Yankee Stadium over the Chicago White Sox. After rounding the bases, Granderson helped himself to a blue ice pop when he got back to the dugout.



With temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity during Saturday's game, you can't blame Granderson for doing whatever he needs to do to cool off.

Video via MLB.com.

Sky Sports creates stranges golf commercial ever (Video)


British television network Sky Sports has created a strange commercial to promote themselves as "Your Home of Golf in 2012".

In the commercial, the ad shows faces of some of the most famous golfers on the men's professional tour, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and many others. However, through the magic of technology, the commercial transitions from one face to the next by having them morph into each other, one after the other, for about 20 seconds straight.

On paper, this probably sounded like a neat idea. In reality, not so much, as the Sky Sports golf ad comes off as just plain weird.



H/T Devil Ball Golf.

Jun 29, 2012

Novak Djokovic hits net post on winner vs Stepanek (Video)


Top-ranked men's tennis star Novak Djokovic hits a shot off the top of the net post and still gets the point during the third set of Friday's third round match at Wimbledon against Radek Stepanek.



Now there's something you don't see every day. Djokovic went on to win the match in four sets.

Video via ESPN. H/T Busted Racquet.

Fan uses popcorn bucket to catch foul ball (Video)


A young fan used a popcorn bucket to catch a foul ball behind home plate during Thursday night's game at Minute Maid Park with the Houston Astros hosting the San Diego Padres.



The ball came off the bat of Astros batter Jordan Schafer in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the bucket was positioned in the perfect spot, blocking an older fan (unintentionally) who tried to catch the ball with his bare hands. Nice job.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 28, 2012

Did Spider-Man fly out of CC Sabathia's rear end? (Animated GIF)


An animated graphic to promote the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man was displayed during a New York Yankees broadcast earlier this week. However, depending on how you view the animation featuring a shadow of Spider-Man flying from the middle of the screen while starting pitcher CC Sabathia was on the mound, it almost appears as if Spider-Man flew out of Sabathia's rear end.

Take a look and judge for yourself.


H/T Buzzfeed.

Carlos Pena's deflected ground ball hits umpire in face (Video)


A ground ball by Tampa Bay Rays batter Carlos Pena deflected off the glove of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and hit first base umpire Brian Gorman in the face during Wednesday's game at Kaufmann Stadium.



Hosmer's error in the top of the eighth inning bloodied Gorman, who had to be treated by trainers for a cut on his face. However, Gorman was able to stay in the game.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

President Obama congratulates 'Miami Heats' for winning NBA title (Video)


President Barack Obama was at a fundraising event in Miami on Wednesday and congratulated the 'Miami Heats' for winning the NBA championship.



President Obama gave a special shout out to former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, who was in attendance with his wife.

We're sure he had nice things to say about LeGron James and Dwyane Wades.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Sports Grid.

Fan attends Phillies game in catcher's gear (Photo)


A Philadelphia Phillies fan attended Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates wearing full catcher's gear, in honor of Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz.


Well, at least the mask will keep people from recognizing him.

Click here to watch video via MLB.com.

Young fan at Padres-Astros game throws baseball back onto field (Video)


We've had an epidemic recently in the major leagues of young fans being given baseballs only to throw them back onto the field, and it happened again Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park as the Houston Astros hosted the San Diego Padres.



In the top of the second inning, Padres batter Yonder Alonso hit the foul ball into the stands on the third base side. An older fan came up with the ball and was nice enough to give the ball to the boy, who promptly threw it back onto the field, to the dismay of the other fans nearby.

This follows recent incidents such as the young Rays fan who threw away given to him by his dad and the young Yankees fan in Kansas City who threw a ball away that was handed to him by manager Joe Girardi.

Are kids getting confused by watching fans throw home run balls hit by opposing players back onto the field? Maybe, but for whatever reason, the kids obviously are getting the wrong message, so it's our job to straighten them out.

Parents, please help your kids to understand: If someone gives them a baseball, they should keep it!

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 27, 2012

Nyjer Morgan shoves Reds fan after losing foul ball in stands (Video)


Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Nyjer Morgan shoved a Cincinnati Reds fan and argued with him after losing a foul ball in the front row of the stands during Wednesday's game at Great American Ball Park.



It happened in the bottom of the ninth inning as Reds batter Devin Mesoraco hit the foul ball. Morgan reached into the front row with his glove, while the Reds fan in the front row reached straight up to catch the ball. As a result, Morgan knocked the ball out of the fan's bare hands as they were both trying to catch it.

Morgan felt he was interfered with and shoved the fan, but since the fan did not reach over into the field of play, he had as much right to the ball as Morgan did. Morgan had some words for the fan as he walked back to right field, and he could have gotten himself into more trouble if he didn't walk away right then.

We'll see if Morgan gets any punishment for shoving the fan. That was not cool.

Video via MLB.com.

Carmelo Anthony gets wax sculpture at Madame Tussaud's in NYC, pretends to be one himself (Video)


New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was in Manhattan Tuesday to attend the unveiling of a wax sculpture of himself at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

To celebrate (and have a little fun), Carmelo Anthony pretended to be a wax sculpture so that he could suddenly "come alive" and surprise some of the customers.



Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu pulled the same stunt at Madame Tussaud's in Hollywood, with hilarious results.

Video via ESPN. H/T Bob's Blitz.

Dewayne Wise gets credit for catch without a ball in his glove (Video)


Third base umpire Mike DiMuro credited New York Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise with making a catch after leaping into the left field stands in foul territory even though Wise came out of the stands without a baseball in his glove.



It happened in the top of the seventh inning as Cleveland Indians batter Jack Hannahan hit the ball towards the left field stands. As Wise leaped into the stands, the replay clearly shows the ball hit the heel of his glove and bounced out.

The ball rolled down the front row of seats and a man in a red shirt about five seats down picked up the ball and held it up for all to see. However, DiMuro gave Wise credit for the catch, even though Wise did not have the baseball in his glove.

Later in the game, after Hannahan saw a replay of the blown call, he argued with DiMuro (and rightfully so), even though there was no way to reverse the call at that point. DiMuro responded by ejecting Hannahan from the game.

DiMuro needs to get penalized for this horrendous call, and this play should be used as "Exhibit A" to make the case that instant replay is needed in major league baseball.

Video via MLB.com.

Elderly Giants balldude catches line drive (Video)


An elderly "balldude" for the San Francisco Giants made a great catch on a line drive in foul territory during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.



In the third inning, balldude George Zarzano made the play while on one knee in front of the left-field bullpen as the liner came off the bat of Dodgers batter Elian Herrera.

Zarzano may be too old to be called a "ballboy", but he obviously wasn't too old to make that great play.

Video via MLB.com.

Aroldis Chapman celebrates save with double forward roll (Video)


Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman celebrated the completion of a save in Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers by stepping off the mound and doing a double forward roll.



On the one hand, now there's something you don't see every day.

On the other hand, however, Chapman might want to think twice about pulling this again. Not only is this selfish celebration move unnecessary and give the Brewers extra motivation for Wednesday's game against the Reds, but Chapman could have easily hurt himself. There's no need for Chapman to risk injury and hurt his own team in the process.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 26, 2012

Denver Beer Company promotes 'Clown Question, Bro' beer at Nationals-Rockies game (Video)


The Denver Beer Company was in attendance at Coors Field for Tuesday's Colorado Rockies game against the Washington Nationals and got an up-close look at rookie outfielder Bryce Harper, the inspiration for their 'Clown Question, Bro' Canadian lager.



Charlie Berger, one of the co-founders of the Denver Beer Company, came to the game with a couple of co-workers dressed with clown hats, noses and wigs while Rockies broadcasters helped them promote their beer.

Video via MLB.com.

Corey Hart flips into Reds dugout chasing foul ball (Video)


Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart (no relation to the 80s pop star) flipped over a railing and into the opposing Cincinnati Reds dugout while chasing a foul ball, but managed to avoid serious injury.



The scary moment came in the bottom of the seventh inning as Hart chased the foul popup by Reds batter Zack Cozart towards the Reds dugout. Hart managed to hold the railing in front of the dugout with his right hand as he flipped over it in order to land on his feet in the dugout. Reds pitcher Homer Bailey came in late to help Hart break his fall.

Hart came back out on to the field with applause from the opposing fans, who appreciated his "Never Surrender" attitude.

Video via MLB.com.

Travis Wood has embarrassing batting helmet decal mishap (Video)


Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood came to the plate in the second inning of Monday night's game against the New York Mets with a Cubs 'C' decal that was in the wrong position, making it look like a 'U' or a horseshoe.



Obviously the Cubs equipment manager needs to do his job better. That's embarrassing.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 25, 2012

Cameraman at Wimbledon falls and gets pinned down by his own camera (Video)


A cameraman at Wimbledon had a very embarrassing moment Monday as he fell over backwards and was pinned to the ground by his own camera.



It happened as the cameraman (whose name is Colin according to some sources) had his tripod positioned to film Elena Vesnina signing autographs after her first round upset victory over Venus Williams. It's unclear why Colin fell, although the canvas barrier nearby appeared to be the likely culprit.

Poor Colin was pinned down for a few seconds until a security guard and a few others nearby helped to get the camera off of him. Colin appeared to be OK, except for the bruised ego he suffered from being a bit embarrassed.

H/T Busted Racquet.

R.A. Dickey apologizes to A-Rod after nearly hitting him in the head (Video)


New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey had a knuckleball get away from him in the first inning, and it almost hit New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in the head. However, it was obvious to everyone that it was just an accidental wild pitch, and Dickey was immediately apologetic afterwards.


A-Rod ended up on the ground while ducking the pitch, but was smiling and laughing as he sat on the ground. Dickey was seen on camera saying "Sorry."

In the end, Dickey struck A-Rod out on a called third strike. However, the Yankees got the last laugh as they won the game 6-5.



Video via MLB.com.

Jun 24, 2012

Derek Norris gets shaving cream pie and Gatorade shower after walk-off homer vs Giants (Video)


Oakland A's catcher Derek Norris hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a walk-off win in Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants 4-2. To celebrate, Norris' teammates gave him a shaving cream pie AND a Gatorade shower as he was giving a postgame interview with Comcast SportsNet.



It was a great time for Norris to have his first major league home run after being called up from the minor leagues earlier this week.

H/T Awful Announcing.

Rangers fan uses cap to catch foul ball (Video)


A Texas Rangers fan used his cap to catch a foul ball during Saturday's game in Arlington against the Colorado Rockies.



The fan in the second row on the third base side made the nice grab on Rangers outfielder David Murphy's foul ball in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The fifth inning was an eventful one for Rangers fans. Just a few batters earlier, a fan caught Nelson Cruz' three-run home run in the grassy area behind center field and celebrated by doing the worm.

Video via MLB.com.

Rangers fan does the worm after catching Nelson Cruz's home run (Video)


A Texas Rangers fan celebrated his catch of a three-run home run by Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz by doing "the worm" during Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies.



In the bottom of the fifth, the fan made his way onto the grassy area behind center field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and reached over the railing to make the catch with his glove. The grass area gave him lots of room and a soft surface for breaking out his special move.

Video via MLB.com.

Brendan Ryan look-a-like dances in stands (Video)


A look-a-like for Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan was seen dancing in the stands of Petco Park during Saturday night's game against the San Diego Padres.



The fan wore a Mariners jersey and cap and had a fake mustache to emulate Ryan's real mustache. However, the fan didn't have us much of a beard as Ryan has these days.

Video via MLB.com.

Jason Kipnis does faceplant while rounding first base (Video)


Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis took a spill after rounding first on a single during Saturday's game at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.



It happened in the top of the seventh inning as Kipnis hit a single to deep left field. As Kipnis rounded first, he stepped on top of the bag (instead of hitting the corner of the bag), which caused him to stumble and do a faceplant on the ground. Kipnis got up and had to run back to first, but he made it safely.

It's unlikely Kipnis would have made it to second on the play, but a bit embarrassing nonetheless.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 23, 2012

Roger Clemens watches Red Sox game at Fenway Park (Video)


Roger Clemens returned to Fenway Park on Friday night as he sat in the front row of the Monster Seats to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves.



Clemens, who pitched for the Red Sox between 1984 and 1996, was shown on the scoreboard before the start of the fourth inning and received a mix of cheers and boos. It was one of Clemens' first public appearances since he was acquitted of federal charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice earlier this week.

MLB/NESN video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

Italian soccer commentator goes crazy after last-second goal (Video)


An Italian soccer commentator covering a match between Juventus and Roma went crazy after Roma scored the game-winning goal in the final seconds.



The commentator's voice went up two octaves and his repeated shouts of "GOAL!" are so shrill that they can probably be used as someone's alarm clock.

Please don't let this guy anywhere near the World Cup.

H/T Buzzfeed.

Home plate umpire hit in head by broken bat at Twins-Reds game (Video)


Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the head with a broken bat during Friday night's game at Great American Ballpark with the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Minnesota Twins.



The scary moment took place in the bottom of the fourth inning as the bat of Reds batter Devin Mesoraco broke as he grounded out to shortstop. The barrel of the bat hit Layne in the side of the head and he went down to the ground. The Reds medical staff and the other umpires ran to check on him immediately after the play.

Layne left the game under his own power, but went to the hospital as a precaution, where tests came back normal. Second base umpire Bob Davidson moved behind the plate for the remainder of the game.

H/T Larry Brown Sports.

Jun 22, 2012

Miami Heat won the 20,012 NBA championship...according to ABC (Video)


The Miami Heat won the 2012 NBA championship Thursday night, but NBA broadcaster Mike Breen mistakenly reported at the end of the ABC broadcast that "the 20,012 NBA title will reside in Miami."



So, what's your excuse, Mike?

ESPN/NBA/ABC video via. H/T Jimmy Traina.

Erik Spolestra gets Gatorade bath from Udonis Haslem (Video)


On Thursday night, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spolestra was given a celebratory Gatorade bath by forward Udonis Haslem after the Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the 2012 NBA Championship.



Jun 21, 2012

Nationals third base coach uses acrobatics to avoid errant throw, allows Bryce Harper to score (Video)


Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter used some acrobatics to avoid an errant throw to third by the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing Bryce Harper to score a run for the Nationals during the first inning of Wednesday night's game in D.C..



With no outs and Bryce Harper on second base for the Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman hit a fielder's choice to Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson. Harper ran to third and Johnson threw to third to get him, but third baseman Sean Rodriguez couldn't handle the throw.

Porter was watching the close play at third while down on his knees in the coach's box, but quickly sprung up and jumped out of the way. That move allowed the ball to roll all the way to dugout and Harper was able to run home and score a run. Had Porter not moved so quickly, Rodriguez probably could have tracked down the ball and Harper would have stayed at third.

Johnson was given an error on the play, and that run proved critical in the end as the Nationals won the game 3-2.

Video via MLB.com.

Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman hit by broken bat (Video)


Chicago Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox after getting hit in the hand with a broken bat.



It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning as the bat of White Sox batter Eduardo Escobar shattered and the barrel of the bat hit Coleman in the knuckles.

Escobar's contact with the ball resulted in a grounder to second base which ended the inning. Coleman was removed from the game and checked out by medical staff, but fortunately X-rays turned up negative.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

Gary Oldman campaigns for Actors Against Acting Athletes (Video)


On Tuesday night's Game Night edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which aired before Game 4 of the NBA Finals, actor Gary Oldman had a message for professional basketball players: Stay out of movies!

(Warning: Some inappropriate language is implied, although it is censored.)



H/T Off the Bench.

A.J. Pierzynski jogs into dugout after losing track of outs (Video)


Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski lost track of the outs as he was catching in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs. That led to an awkward but funny moment as Pierzynski jogged off the field into the dugout not realizing that there were only two outs.



This seems to be an epidemic among the major leaguers this year, as just in the last month we've also seen Rickie Weeks, Ichiro Suzuki and Starlin Castro lose track of the outs in the field. With the money these guys get paid, you would think the least they could do is pay attention while they're playing.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 20, 2012

Starlin Castro makes unbelievable catch (Video)


Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro made an unbelievable play during Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox as he managed to grab the ball with his bare hand after his attempt at an over-the-shoulder catch popped out of his glove.



It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning on a blooper hit White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

Tracy Morgan joins NY Rangers in NHL Awards skit (Video)


Comedian and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan starred in an NHL Awards show skit where he joined the New York Rangers and became a major character for the HBO 24/7 series.



Video via NHL Network. H/T Puck Daddy.

Indians fan goes nuts after missing home run ball (GIF)


A Cleveland Indians fan in the outfield stands went nuts after missing out on a home run ball during Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.


We don't have the full details about the home run itself (although we know it was one of the Indians that hit it), but this animated GIF was too good not to pass along. We will send out an update with more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE: The fan burst into his epic tantrum as Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera hit the game winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning against Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

H/T rolub via LetsGoTribe.

Joel Peralta ejected for having pine tar on his glove (Video)


Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals before he even threw a pitch, as umpires found a significant amount of pine tar on his glove.



On a tip from Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, umpires investigated Peralta's glove when he came into the game in the top of the eighth inning. They obviously didn't like what they found, as one of the umpires walked off with Peralta's glove and Jake McGee came into the game to replace Peralta.

In addition to the ejection, Peralta could also be facing a 10-game suspension, which is precedent for this type of incident.

Video via MLB.com.

Home plate umpire trips over Carlos Santana (Video)


Home plate umpire Derryl Cousins tripped over the foot of Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana while trying to follow a play during Tuesday night's game at Progressive Field against the Cincinnati Reds.



In the top of the sixth inning, Reds shortstop Zack Cozart hit a grounder down the third base line that ended up curving foul. Cousins took a step forward to follow the play more closely when he tripped over Santana's foot, and he managed to get his elbows down to avoid a full faceplant.

Santana was nice enough to help Cousins up and wipe some of the dirt off his chest before the next pitch.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 19, 2012

Brazilian soccer jersey exchange becomes one-sided (Video)


At halftime during a recent soccer match in Brazil, Vasco da Gama striker Eder Luis decided to give Palmieras midfielder Marcio Araujo his jersey, but things became awkward when Araujo did not reciprocate.



After Luis tried to pull the jersey off Araujo's back, Araujo offered him a handshake, which Luis naturally refused. Luis and Araujo are reportedly friends, but this could make things a little uncomfortable going forward.

In this case, I would have to side with Araujo in not wanting to exchange his jersey, considering there was another half left to play in the match. Couldn't Luis have waited until the match was over?

H/T Dirty Tackle.

Jimmy Kimmel sends Guillermo to NBA Finals Media Day (Video)


Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel sent partner-in-crime Guillermo Rodriguez to Oklahoma City to cover 2012 NBA Finals Media Day last week, with some funny results.



A lot of the humor results from Guillermo's trouble pronouncing players names, the height difference between Guillermo and the players, and Guillermo asking players their preference between a beard and a mustache. And then, of course, there's Guillermo's exclusive "interview" with LeBron James.

Video via Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Young Rays fan gets baseball from dad...and throws it away (Video)


A young Tampa Bay Rays fan at Tropicana Field who was given a foul ball by his dad proceeded to throw the ball away during Sunday night's game against the Miami Marlins.



It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning after the boy's dad gave him the foul ball hit by Rays infielder Drew Sutton. The kid threw the baseball towards the field as his parents reacted in horror.

This is similar to an incident earlier this year where a young boy in Kansas City threw away a baseball that was handed to him by Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

That little boy has no idea how much he'll regret that years from now. What is it with these kids today?

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 18, 2012

Fan channels Fred Flinstone with US Open yell (Video)


A fan channeled his inner Fred Flintstone at Sunday's final round of the US Open golf tournament by shouting "Yabba Dabba Doo!" after Graeme McDowell hit his tee shot on the 15th hole.



Recent tournaments have featured shouts of "Mashed potatoes" and "Light the Candle" after Tiger Woods tee shots. Not sure about the connection between Graeme McDowell and the Flintstones, but we like it.

H/T Ride the Pine via FM99.com.

Soldier catches foul ball at Dodgers game (Video)


A soldier caught a foul ball during Friday night's Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago White Sox.



The soldier tracked down the ball off the bat of Dodgers first baseman Juan Rivera as White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko chased it to the stands but couldn't make the catch.

The soldier was at the game with his son and gave him the ball, and the son gave him a hug. A nice moment to commemorate Father's Day weekend.

Video via MLB.com.

US Open trophy presentation interrupted by squawking fan (Video)


Webb Simpson won the 2012 US Open golf tournament on Sunday, and an impromptu moment during the trophy presentation added some spice to the ceremony. As Simpson was interviewed during the US Open trophy presentation by Bob Costas, they were rudely interrupted by a fan who positioned himself in front of television cameras and started squawking like a bird.

(DISCLAIMER: Holdout Sports does not condone this type of behavior.)



Not sure what this man was trying to prove, but we hope he wasn't planning on applying for a new job anytime soon.

Simpson's comment afterwards best sum up the feelings of most people about the incident: "Enjoy the jail cell, pal."

H/T Last Angry Fan.

Jun 17, 2012

Pigeons join David Wright at third base (Video)


Three pigeons decided to join New York Mets third baseman David Wright in the field during the eighth inning of Sunday's game at Citi Field against the Cincinnati Reds.



Mets broadcasters seemed to think that the pigeons might be spying on Wright, but in reality they simply seemed to be looking for food, albeit in an unusual place.

Video via MLB.com.

Miguel Cabrera scores on "Little League homer" (Video)


Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera managed to score a run on a "Little League homer" thanks to two throwing errors by the Colorado Rockies on the play during the fifth inning of Saturday's game at Comerica Park.



The ground ball bounced off the glove of Christian Friedrich and towards third base. Friedrich chased it down, but made a bad throw to first, which allowed Cabrera to keep running.

Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario chased down the ball in foul territory and threw the ball to third. Friedrich was covering third after Cabrera made it there standing up, but bobbled the throw and let the ball roll away, allowing Cabrera to score. Rosario was given credit with the second error on the play.

The Rockies lost the game 4-1.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

Sage Steele and Jalen Rose discuss dinner plans on SportsCenter (Video)


An awkward moment occurred on ESPN SportsCenter recently as Sage Steele and Jalen Rose missed the cue to start their NBA Finals segment because they were too busy discussing possible dinner plans.



ESPN studio anchors John Buccigross and Lindsey Czarniak were left to get the show back on track after being caught off guard thanks to "the magic of television".

H/T Sports Grid.

LeBron James (fake) home movies explain a lot (Video)


The recently released (fake) "LeBron James Home Movies" show LeBron displaying some of his current habits at an early age.



Video via Jest.com. H/T Sports Grid.

David Nalbandian defaults after kicking linesman at Queen's Club tournament (Video)


Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian caused an abrupt and ugly end to Sunday's Queen's Club tournament final in London when he lost his temper and kicked an advertising sign...and the linesman sitting directly behind it.



The linesman rolled off his chair and had blood on his shin that had to be attended to by medical staff as a result of the wooden sign smashing into it.

Nalbandian was defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct and his opponent, Croatia's Marin Cilic, was declared the winner. Nalbandian is likely to be suspended after this shameful incident.

H/T Busted Racquet.

Tiger Woods bangs hand on photographer's camera (Video)


Tiger Woods accidentally banged his right on a photographers camera as he walked off the green after his third round play at the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday.



Woods grabbed his hand and shook it a few times after hitting the camera, but it did not appear to be seriously injured. When asked about it by NBC's Roger Maltbie in a post-round interview, Woods simply responded "It's fine."

It was a fitting end to the day for Tiger as he fell from his position at the top of the leaderboard to drop five strokes back of the lead.

H/T Larry Brown Sports.

John Peterson sinks hole-in-one at US Open (Video)


Golfer John Peterson sunk a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th hole during Saturday's third round of the US Open golf tournament.



Peterson's reaction was priceless as he gave a chest bump to his caddie after getting his tee shot into the hole from 180 yards away, and he smiled from ear to ear as he walked to the hole to get his ball while receiving cheers and applause from the crowd.

Peterson is playing very respectably in his first major tournament, as he is tied for eighth overall and only four strokes off the lead going into Sunday's final round.

H/T Devil Ball Golf.

Yankees outfielders confused by defensive substitution (Video)


All three New York Yankees outfielders were completely confused by a defensive substitution by manager Joe Girardi in the bottom of the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals.


Girardi sent Jayson Nix out to play left field, moved Dewayne Wise from left field to right field, and took right fielder Andruw Jones out of the game. However, it took a while to get the message across as outfielders Wise, Jones and Curtis Granderson became confused as to what moves Girardi wanted to make. After enough finger pointing and hand signals, however, they eventually figured it out.



Video via MLB.com.


Jun 16, 2012

Sergio Garcia destroys microphone after bad shot (Video)


Sergio Garcia smashed a golf course microphone at Friday's second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament after being unhappy with his tee shot on the third hole.


We presume Garcia is going to have to pay for that.

Garcia finished plus-1 for the afternoon and is plus-4 for the tournament overall. He has two days to make up five strokes.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Devil Ball Golf.

Dutch soccer fans destroy female Ukranian reporter's television segment at Euro 2012 (Video)


A poor female Ukranian reporter attempted to record a report in front of a parade of Dutch soccer fans during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, but she was repeatedly interrupted by their crazy antics.



This video is chock full of stunts by the Dutch, including one fan's impromptu marriage proposal and a one-legged man in a wheelchair who flips up the reporter's skirt as he passes by. Not so enjoyable for the Ukranian reporter, but lots of laughs for the viewers at home.

(Memo to this Ukranian TV network: Placing a female reporter with a short skirt in front of a parade of rowdy male soccer fans may not have been the greatest idea).

H/T Sports Grid.

Jay Bruce gets inside-the-park home run (Video)


Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning of Friday night's game at Citi Field against the New York Mets.



Bruce hit a fly ball to left field off New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee. The ball sliced towards the foul line and away from Mets left fielder Jason Bay, who dove for the ball and missed, sliding head-first into the outfield wall. Bay needed a full five seconds to get up before he could chase down the ball, which opened the door for Bruce to make it all the way around the bases.

After the play, Bay left the game to be attended to by Mets medical staff for a possible concussion.

Video via MLB.com.

Central African Republic goalkeeper beats up goalposts (Video)


Central African Republic goalkeeper Geoffrey Lembet threw some punches at the goalposts with his bare hands during the second half of Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying soccer match against Egypt.



Lembet was receiving treatment on the field when a referee asked him to leave the field so medical staff to continue to look at him, which apparently set him off.

Central African Republic was down 2-1 at the time, but rallied to score two goals for a 3-2 upset victory over Egypt. So maybe Lembet's goalpost punching rallied the team, which is great as long as he didn't destroy his hands in the process.

H/T Dirty Tackle.

Danny Worth makes terrible infield throw (Video)


Detroit Tigers second baseman Danny Worth showed great range in the field, but a bad grip on the ball may have resulted in the worst throw ever by a pro baseball player during Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies.



It happened in the top of the eighth inning on a grounder up the middle by Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. Worth ran to his right about 15-20 feet to snag the grounder, but could not get a good handle on the ball when he attempted the throw to first base. As a result, Worth's throw went virtually straight down into the ground.

Helton was given credit for an infield single, as only a perfect throw from Worth would have made the out. To say that Worth's throw was not perfect, however, would be a major understatement.

Video via MLB.com.

Tigers fans get engaged AND get foul ball (Video)


A couple of Detroit Tigers fans had an unbelievable night at Comerica Park during Friday night's game, as not only did they get engaged, but they also got a foul ball.



A fan named Matt got some help from Tigers mascot Paws during his proposal to his girlfriend Shana in the middle of the fourth inning. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, a foul ball by Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch hit Matt right in the hands.

Matt dropped the ball, but another fan was nice enough to give it to him and Shana as an early engagement gift. Talk about amazing luck.

All in all, a night that Matt and Shana will never forget.

FOX Sports video via MLB.com.

Jun 15, 2012

Mike Glennon lacks enthusiasm in NC State commercial (Video)


North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon and his offensive line are featured in a new commercial showing the way that "State fans tailgate". In it, Glennon lines up behind a grill and throws some hot dogs to nearby kids.



The commercial is to get fans excited for the upcoming season. Hopefully Glennon shows more enthusiasm during the season than he showed during this commercial.

H/T Dr. Saturday.

Mike Tyson performs tribute song for Kevin Durant (Video)


Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked Mike Tyson perform another song in honor of Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant for Thursday night's show, which aired after Game 2 of the NBA Finals entitled.



The song Tyson sang was called "Dr. Shootgood", which is a take on the classic Motley Crue song "Dr. Feelgood".

Tuesday night's show, which aired after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, featured a song by Tyson for Miami Heat star LeBron James.

Video via Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Padraig Harrington's ball blown into cup by ESPN announcers (Video)


ESPN announcers provided entertainment for viewers at home by making blowing noises when Padraig Harrington's shot for a birdie on the 7th hole hung on the lip of the cup during Friday's second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. It made for even better television, however, when the ball actually fell into the hole.



Harrington finished at even par for the round and is 4-over for the tournament overall.

H/T Sports Grid.

Kendrick Perkins stars in commercial for low-fat milk (Video)


Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins stars in a new commercial for low-fat milk. He makes a nice little paycheck just for giving a mean glare for 30 seconds.



Perkins doesn't speak at all, which means the makers of this commercial didn't want to pay him extra for a speaking part. And the milk mustache didn't exactly fit here, either.

H/T Sports Grid.

Memo to KTLA: The Los Angeles victory parade is for the Kings, not the Lakers (Video)


A KTLA television helicopter reporter mistakenly discussed his plans to cover the "Lakers victory parade" during a Thursday morning newscast when he meant to refer to the parade being held to honor the honor the Los Angeles Kings winning the NHL Stanley Cup.



Media outlets in the Los Angeles area are still coming to grips with having a championship hockey team, as they have had quite a few goof-ups during their Kings playoff coverage. Now that the NHL season is over, we hope that the LA media will use the offseason to improve their hockey coverage.

Video via. H/T Puck Daddy.

Alice Cooper throws first pitch at Royals game (Video)


Rock legend Alice Cooper threw out the ceremonial pitch at Kaufmann Stadium before Thursday's Kansas City Royals game against the Milwaukee Brewers.



Cooper's pitch was low and outside, but at least he made it to the plate, unlike some celebrities and athletes recently.

Video via MLB.com.

Twins fans search through flower bed for Jim Thome's home run ball (Video)


Minnesota Twins fans were unable to find the home run ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies DH Jim Thome when the ball landed in a flower bed in front of the outfield stands at Target Field.



Thome hit the 3-run home run in the top of the third inning, and Twins fans in the front row of the outfield stands searched through the flower bed. However, as of the fifth inning, the fans still had not found the baseball.

No reports yet to confirm whether the ball was ever found.

Video via MLB.com.

Indians first baseman Santana accidentally tackles fan (Video)


Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (no relation to the legendary rock guitarist) accidentally tackled a fan in the front row while leaping into the stands chasing a foul popup during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.



It happened in the top of the fifth inning on a foul popup by Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. A large fan in the front row was also trying to catch the ball, but Santana dove into the stands chasing after the ball and took the fan down with what would have been considered a good tackle on a football field.

Neither one of them caught the ball.

Video via MLB.com.

Former Chicago Bulls PA announcer now does weddings (Video)


Former Chicago Bulls PA announcer Ray Clay is now taking his talents in a different direction. Last Saturday, Clay introduced the wedding party at the Jacquette-Perkins wedding reception at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, Colorado.



Clay was the PA announcer while the Bulls won their six NBA championships in the 1990s.

Looks like everyone at the wedding had a real good time.

H/T Cosby Sweaters.

Neymar bangs head into TV camera (Video)


Brazilian soccer star Neymar was accidentally hit in the side of the head by the back of a television camera after his Santos club lost 1-0 to Corinthians in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinal soccer match.



Neymar was talking with a reporter while walking off the field and was focused on the reporter rather than what was in front of him. As a result, Neymar walked right into the back of the camera, and as if it wasn't bad enough to deal with losing the match, now Neymar had to deal with the sudden pain in his head.

H/T 101gg.com.

Jun 14, 2012

Mike Tyson sings tribute to LeBron James (Video)


Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel invited boxer Mike Tyson to sing a tribute song to Miami Heat star LeBron James. Seriously.

The result is about as ridiculous as you would expect, but still worth a look.



Video via Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Man hovering in jetpack watches Giants game (Video)


On Wednesday night, a man hovering above McCovey Cove wearing a water-propelled jetpack snuck a peek at the San Francisco Giants game against the Houston Astros.



The man was seen in the bottom of the first inning raising himself high enough to get a free peek at the game over the right field stands at AT&T Park.

It was a heck of a game to watch, as Matt Cain pitched a perfect game for the Giants, the first perfect game in team history.

Video via MLB.com.

Matt Cain pitches perfect game for Giants (Video)


San Francisco Giants starter Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history Wednesday night, including 14 strikeouts, during a 10-0 victory over the Houston Astros.



Cain got Astros pinch hitter Jason Castro to ground out to third base for the final out. Cain's 125-pitch outing was the first perfect game in Giants franchise history, which covers 130 years and includes time spent in New York.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 13, 2012

Rory McIlroy throws respectable first pitch at Giants game (Video)


Golfer Rory McIlroy threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's San Francisco Giants game, and it was a respectable one.



McIlroy's pitch was a bit high, but that's always better than bouncing it in the dirt. And we know there have been plenty of those lately.

The Giants were celebrating Irish Heritage Night, and it was convenient that McIlroy was in town for this week's U.S. Open golf tournament. Fans received a limited-edition Rory McIlroy Giants-themed bobblehead.

Bryce Harper's response to reporter's question causes Twitter explosion (Video)


On Tuesday night, Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a monster home run to help lead the team to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Harper was answering questions after the game when one reporter asked him which beer he might be interested in drinking to celebrate his home run, pointing out that the drinking age is only 18 in Canada, as opposed to 21 in the U.S. Harper is 19.

Harper's response: "I'm not answering that. That's a clown question, bro."



Harper also happens to be a Mormon, a religion that prohibits drinking alcohol, so that question seems even sillier under that context. The reporter in question needs to do a little more homework next time if he wants to be taken seriously.

Harper's response has gone viral, with a new hashtag being created on Twitter (#thatsaclownquestionbro) and all kinds of hilarious responses.

Video via TheScore.com.

Dustin Brown's sons drink chocolate milk from Stanley Cup trophy (Video)


Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown brought the Stanley Cup trophy home, where he proceeded to fill it with chocolate milk and let his two sons blow bubbles in it.



Absolutely priceless.

H/T Sports Grid.

Erin Andrews practices dance moves with Vanilla Ice (Video)


ESPN college football sideline reporter Erin Andrews worked on some dance moves from the video of "Ice Ice Baby" with Vanilla Ice himself. The footage took place at HAppy Madison studios during the filming of the Adam Sandler movie That's My Boy, which opens this Friday.



Vanilla Ice plays himself in the movie, while Andrews has a small cameo role playing the receptionist of another character played by Dan Patrick. That's My Boy also features New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan starring as a lawyer who happens to be a fan of Tom Brady.

H/T Business Insider.

Fan makes one-handed catch of Josh Hamilton's bat (Video)


A Texas Rangers fan made a great one-handed catch of Josh Hamilton's flying bat as it flew into the stands during Tuesday night's game in Arlington against the Arizona Diamondbacks.



Hamilton struck out and lost his bat with a big swing and a miss on a 1-2 pitch. The bat went about five rows into the stands where the Rangers fan made a nice one-handed grab.

Video via MLB.com.

Twins fan snags foul ball while on cell phone (Video)


A Minnesota Twins fan snagged a foul ball with his glove while on his cell phone during Tuesday night's game at Target Field against the Philadelphia Phillies.



It happened in the top of the seventh inning on a foul ball hit by Phillies batter Michael Martinez. The Twins fan on the phone gave the ball to his girlfriend before wrapping up his call.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 12, 2012

Young MC 'busts a move' with Bryce Harper jersey (Video)


Young MC performed at the Celebrate Fairfax festival in Virginia on Friday night while wearing a Washington Nationals Bryce Harper jersey.



Young MC was a little out of breath while performing "Bust a Move", and the jersey was two sizes two small, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it nonetheless.

Young MC was part of Friday night's "Legends of Hip-Hop" lineup. Of course, since Young MC only really had that one huge hit, that's a pretty low bar they're using to call him a "legend".

H/T Nats Enquirer.

Kevin Durant inspires Carly Rae Jepsen parody 'Call Him KD' (Video)


Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has inspired a song parody based on the Carly Rae Jepsen hit "Call Me Maybe".

From the creator of the Maroon 5 parody and viral video sensation "Beard Like Harden", Chris Castor proves he's no one-hit wonder by capitalizes on the Thunder's playoff run and the "Call Me Maybe" video craze at the same time.

Here's the song "Call Him KD":



H/T @jacobcain7.

Diamondbacks celebrate Star Wars night at Chase Field (Video)


The Arizona Diamondbacks held Star Wars night at Chase Field on Saturday, featuring a parade of fans in costume before their game against the Oakland A's.



Kids, and a few grown-ups, dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters. A couple of kids had their wheelchairs decorated as Tie Fighter and Millenium Falcon spaceships.

To top it off, the D-backs won the game 8-3, so the fans went home happy.

Video via MLB.com.

Martin Prado tumbles after big swing and miss (Video)


Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado lost his balance and fell to the ground after a big swing and miss on a pitch during his at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.



Prado swung hard at a pitch down and in from Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero and could not keep himself from falling.

To his credit, however, Prado recovered from his embarrassment and singled to center field, so there's something to be said for that.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 11, 2012

Timothy Bradley tweeted poster of rematch with Pacquiao...11 days before the fight (Photo)


Boxer Timothy Bradley tweeted a picture featuring a poster of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, which is likely to happen after the controversial decision Saturday night that gave Bradley the victory. The only problem: Bradley tweeted out this picture on May 29th, almost a full two weeks before the first fight happened.


So, did Bradley know something?

H/T The Big Lead via Cosby Sweaters.

Bill Murray runs bases on top of tarp during minor league rain delay (Video)


The tarp on the field didn't stop actor Bill Murray from running the bases during a rain delay at a Charleston RiverDogs (A-NYY) minor league baseball game on Sunday.



Murray slid into home plate, getting cheers from the fans and high-fives from the RiverDog players and coaches.

H/T Last Angry Fan.

Will Rhymes becomes message courier when dugout phone malfunctions (Video)


Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon used reserve infielder Will Rhymes as a courier to relay a message to the bullpen when the phone in the Rays dugout malfunctioned during the seventh inning of Sunday's game in Marlin Park against the Miami Marlins.



Rays starter James Shields had a 4-1 lead and Maddon wanted to call to the bullpen to have a reliever warm up. When he realized the phone wasn't working, Maddon called time and had Rhymes jog out to the bullpen to relay the message to get Jake McGee warmed up. Rhymes jogged back to the dugout and tipped his cap to the crowd and to his teammates.

Shields and McGee were able to get out of the inning without allowing any runs to score, and the Rays won the game 4-2.

Video via MLB.com.

Soldier proposes to girlfriend at Diamondbacks game (Video)


An American soldier successfully proposed to his girlfriend at Chase Field during Sunday's Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Oakland A's.



It was the second consecutive D-backs game which featured a wedding proposal in the stands, although the D-backs broadcasters commented that it took longer for the girlfriend to say "yes" on the day before.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 10, 2012

Mike Moustakas misses first base, misses out on double (Video)


Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas missed the bag when rounding first base on a hit that was mishandled by Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen during Saturday night's game at PNC Park. Instead of what should have been extra bases, Moustakas had to settle for a single.



It happened in the top of the fifth inning when Moustakas had a base hit to right center field. The ball took a tricky hop on McCutchen and bounced underneath his glove, but while McCutchen chased the ball to the outfield wall, Moustakas missed the bag at first base. When Moustakas realized he missed the bag and had to go back to first to tag the bag, it took away his shot at an extra base hit.

McCutchen may have gotten fooled by the tricky hop, but there's no excuse for a major league ballplayer like Moustakas to make a fundamental mistake like this when running the basepaths.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T MLB.com.

LA reporter spanks NJ Devils mascot (Video)


A news segment on KTLA-TV featuring a staged on-ice brawl between two reporters and the mascots of the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils ran off the rails when one of the reporters started spanking the Devils mascot.



Allie MacKay was teamed up with Kings mascot Bailey, while Doug Kolk was teamed up with the NJ Devil. After Kolk initiated the brawl by sliding into Bailey's legs, Bailey jumped on top of him. The Devil tried to pull Bailey off of Kolk, and MacKay then tried to pull the Devil away.

That's when things went south, as MacKay for some reason decided to start spanking the Devil, prompting one of the news anchors in the studio to retort "Allie pulled out her bedroom move".

After Bailey got up from Kolk and gave him a slap on the rear end for good measure, the Devil wound up as if he were going to slap MacKay. Believe it or not, MacKay was going to let him, saying "Yeah, go ahead", before the Devil thought the better of it and held off. MacKay skated away, seemingly unhappy, saying "I got denied by a devil."

To wrap up the segment, one of the studio anchors said "They're all going to the penalty box", prompting the co-anchor to reply "Something tells me they probably would enjoy it".

MacKay admitted on the air to "completely regretting this", but she's going to have to live this for a while now that the video has went viral. Maybe the next time MacKay does a segment like this, she can keep her mind out of the gutter.

H/T Awful Announcing.

Garnett, Rondo didn't shake hands with Heat after Game 7 (Video)


Boston Celtics stars Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo walked off the court after losing Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals without shaking hands with the Miami Heat.



Garnett and Rondo had been subbed out of the game and were seen walking to the locker room before the final seconds had ticked off the clock.

Guys, we understand that it hurts to lose, but it's important to act with class. Shake the hands of your opponents, congratulate them on a well-played series, and move on. It's called sportsmanship. Look into it.

H/T Larry Brown Sports.

Memo to ESPN: Avery Bradley is not a boxer (Video)


During a tease at the beginning of ESPN SportsCenter on Saturday night, one of the lead stories was "Manny Pacquiao upset by Avery Bradley".



The problem, of course, is that Pacquiao lost the extremely controversial decision to Timothy Bradley.

Avery Bradley is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, and with Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals also taking place Saturday night, the anchor may have just had a slip of the tongue. Come on, ESPN, you need to be better than that.

H/T Larry Brown Sports.

George 'The Animal' Steele throws out first pitch at minor-league baseball game (Video)


Retired WWE Hall of Fame wrestler George "The Animal" Steele was invited to throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in Rochester last week.



Steele was in town for the Collectorfest Monthly card show and was invited to throw out the first pitch for the Rochester Red Wings, the triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. In true "animal" fashion, Steele chewed up the baseball before throwing it to home plate.

Video via RochesterRedWings.

Don Cherry calls metric system 'commie stuff' (Video)


Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry referred to the metric system as "commie stuff" during his postgame comments after the New Jersey Devils defeated the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night.



Fellow commentator Ron MacLean asked Cherry if he thought that 120,000 kilometers of traveling over the course of the season was catching up with the Kings, implying that it might be the reason they can't put away the Devils. Cherry replied "How many is that in real miles?" MacLean quickly converted that to 73,500 miles, at which point Cherry made the comment "Don't give me that commie stuff."

Obviously Cherry's comment was a bit over the top, and Ron MacLean's facial expression as he reacted to that remark spoke volumes:


Video via @jonkit. H/T Puck Daddy.

Jun 9, 2012

Busch Stadium goes dark after Indians-Cardinals game (Video)


The lights went out unexpectedly at Busch Stadium Friday night, less than a minute after the St. Louis Cardinals game ended in a 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.


The Indians were still congratulating each other on the field after the final out of the game was recorded, and fans were still getting up from their seats when the stadium went dark.

Video via MLB.com.

Fan catches Rickie Weeks' flying bat (Video)


A fan in the stands caught the bat of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks after the bat went flying into the stands during Friday night's game against the San Diego Padres.



It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning when Weeks lost the grip of his bat while fouling an 0-2 pitch. The fan who caught the bat was in a relaxed position with both hands behind his head when the bat flew just out of reach of the fans standing up in front of him. The bat bounced off the fan's leg and hit him in the chest when he instinctively grabbed it.

The fan appeared to be OK and enjoyed celebrating the catch of Weeks' bat and gave out some high-fives afterwards, but he had to be in a little bit of pain after being hit like that.

Video via MLB.com.

Marlins fans watch game dressed as Teletubbies (Photo)


A group of Miami Marlins fans came to the ballpark dressed as Teletubbies during Friday night's game at Marlin Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.


The sight of these fans left broadcasters covering the game virtually speechless. As far as why these guys did this, the world may never know.

H/T MLB.com.

Memo to ESPN: LeBron James left Cleveland two years ago (Photo)


Despite everyone in the world knowing that LeBron James plays for the Miami Heat, an ESPN graphic showing highlights of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals showed that LeBron apparently scored 45 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Granted that anything could happen in 2014 when LeBron's contract expires, but for now, LeBron still plays for Miami. And ESPN should know that after all the hoopla surrounding "The Decision" two years ago. Come on, ESPN, wake up.

H/T Deadspin.

Related: James historic performance forces Game 7 [Bustasports]

Norichika Aoki and interpreter get shaving cream pies after walk-off home run (Video)


Japanese rookie outfielder Norichika Aoki hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Afterwards, Aoki was giving a postgame interview to FOX Sports Wisconsin, with the help of an interpreter, when his Brewer teammates decided to give him AND his interpreter a celebratory shaving cream pie to the face.



It's nice that the Brewers didn't want the interpreter to feel left out.

H/T Business Insider.

Jun 8, 2012

Fan hits Dwyane Wade in head with basketball (Video)


Dwyane Wade was accidentally hit in the head by a fan tossing the basketball back to the court after it went out of bounds during the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on Thursday night.



Wade had chased the ball out of bounds and had turned around to get back into position on defense. The ball went out of bounds into the second row, and the fan who ended up with the ball gently tossed it back to the court with one hand, but he managed to hit Wade squarely in the back of the head.

Wade didn't seem affected by the impact at all, and the fan's toss appeared to be accidental...as far as we can tell, anyway.

H/T Sports Grid.

Usain Bolt crashes into flower girl after race (Video)


On Thursday, Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100 meter race at the international Diamond League meet in Oslo. After the race, however, Bolt had to slam on the brakes a little quicker than he was expecting as he crashed into a blonde flower girl who was running across the track.



At first, Bolt impulsively jumped as if he were trying to leap around the girl, knocking her backwards in the process. However, Bolt was able to grab the flower girl as she was falling down and was able to keep her from landing on her back.

Talk about bad timing. Memo to Diamond League meet organizers: Don't let this happen again.

H/T Fourth-Place Medal.

Fan throws drink on LeBron James after Game 6 (Video)


Miami Heat star LeBron James had an unidentified drink dumped on him by an unidentified fan as he walked into the tunnel at the end of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden.



James scored 45 points to lead the heat to a 98-79 win over the Boston Celtics in one of the best performances of his career. Unfortunately, one classless fan in attendance doesn't know the meaning of good sportsmanship.

The fan should have redirected their energy into something positive, like the "good job, good effort" kid from Miami.

NBA/ESPN video via.

Paula Abdul dances with Philly Phanatic (Video)


Paula Abdul (singer, dancer, choreographer and former "American Idol" and "X Factor" judge) was in attendance at Thursday's Philadelphia Phillies game and danced on the field with the Philly Phanatic.



Abdul and the Phanatic had a little fun by trying to teach each other some dance moves. They danced to Abdul's hit "Opposites Attract", which was a video she made with another unusual dance partner, MC Skat Kat.

Abdul was at the game to promote the 'Keep Dad in the Game' prostate awareness campaign to raise funds for prostate cancer research. As part of the campaign, Abdul also attended Wednesday's Miami Marlins game.

Video via MLB.com.

Jun 7, 2012

Derek Lowe dumps ice onto himself while tossing cooler (Video)


Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Derek Lowe was upset with his own performance in Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers, during which he gave up seven runs on nine hits in five innings.

After being taken out of the game, Lowe was caught on camera throwing a cooler onto the ground in the Indians dugout, but since the lid was open and the cooler still contained some ice, Lowe managed to dump the ice from the cooler onto his head in the process.



Talk about putting an exclamation point on Lowe's bad day at the office.

Video via Yahoo! Sports. H/T Big League Stew.

Metta World Peace attempts weather forecast on Canadian television (Video)


Someone at Canadian television station CTV decided it was a good idea to let Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace do the weather forecast. How did it go? About as well as you would expect from Mr. World Peace:



Metta World Peace gives us this little gem when giving the weather for Victoria: "She sounds like she's hot...but she's actually cold - 14 degrees." Doesn't look like this will be his next career move.

H/T Business Insider.

Twins misspell Jeff Manship's name on jersey (Video)


Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jeff Manship was forced to wear a jersey with his name misspelled during his appearance in Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.


Manship made his first road appearance of the year for the Twins as he pitched the bottom of the sixth inning, but had to do it with a jersey that had 'Mansihp' printed on the back.

Obviously the Twins equipment manager forgot to run a spellcheck on Manship's name. Seriously, how do you mess that up? It's made up of two smaller words, 'man' and 'ship'. Even elementary school kids can get those words right. Terrible job.



H/T MLB.com.