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Long before NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman showed up in North Korea to hang out with Kim Jong Un...recently deceased Venezuelan dictator, er, president Hugo Chávez was a guest of the New York Mets.
On June 9, 1999, the team invited the polarizing president to throw out the first pitch. And dude seemed pretty pleased about it.
The 58-year-old Chávez, who died Tuesday from cancer, is being remembered in a variety of different ways by countless outlets, but over at SI.com, they're remembering his as, well..."a lifelong baseball fan".
But, here's the awesome sidenote from that game.
As it turns out, the same night Chávez took the mound, that ceremonial first pitch wasn't the only thing thrown out...it was also the same night Mets skipper Bobby Valentine was tossed for arguing a catcher's interference call in the 12th inning. Oh, in case you were wondering, the Mets beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Rey Ordonez slapped a 14th inning single into left, driving home Luis Lopez.
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Dennis Rodman, just back from his bizarre trip visiting Kim Jong Un, was escorted out of the Time Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday after spending hours at the restaurant bar loudly telling anyone who would listen what a great guy the North Korean dictator is, reports The New York Post.
"He was at the bar at Serafina for three hours," a spy told The Post. "He...
Dennis Rodman is quite serious in his goal to bring peace between North Korea and the US, and intends to accomplish it.
According to TMZ Rodman’s rep says that the former NBA star plans to use his new friendship with Kim Jong-Un to set up a peace deal. Rodman hopes to convince the North Korean leader to speak with President Obama until there is a peaceful resolution.
The folks at Official Comedy took it upon themselves to toss besties Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un together in the N64 version of NBA JAM. If you haven’t been keeping up to speed on Rodman’s latest travels to North Korea, you are really missing out. You can read about how Dennis is the new sports ambassador to North Korea, or how he gets drunk at basketball games with Jong Un...
So Saturday Night Live didn’t waste any time in making fun of the bizarre, somewhat abominable friendship between former NBA great Dennis Rodman and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
It’s actually kind of funny check it out.
Dennis Rodman is back from his visit to North Korea where he made a friend for life in Kim Jong Un. And if you thought that you had heard the last of Rodman and his love of the North Korean leader, well you were mistaken.
Rodman decided to visit the hotel bar at the Time Hotel on Sunday where he did more than have a drink or two. Rodman spent most of his time telling anyone who would...
Dennis Rodman didn't take long to unwind after his two-day visit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un last week.
The tattooed and pierced quasi-diplomat was spotted at Manhattan's Sapphire Gentleman's Club on Sunday night — although his reps denied it to The New York Post. But leave it to TMZ to provide picture proof that The Worm has dumped the DPRK manifesto...
Kim Jong-un has picked up right where his father left off, and may be even a bit more out there. The North Korean dictator has boldy claimed that the communist nation is willing to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States, just a week after the the country onducted underground nuclear tests which caused a massive earthquake. The less than clairvoyent man-in-charge...
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If you haven't heard by now, Dennis Rodman has befriended Kim Jong Un, the President of North Korea, and is currently in the process of ending the second cold war before it even gets started. I mean, it's big news, but this is Rodman we're talking about - of course he's cutting off a potential nuclear holocaust with North Korea. Duh.
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Filed under the heading of glass houses, stones, and the general efficacy of both..."The White House says North Korea's government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on "celebrity sporting events" to entertain the country's elite."Um, Mr. President?I voted for you. Twice. I've donated money to your campaigns. Twice...
The White House says North Korea's government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on ''celebrity sporting events'' to entertain the country's elite.
White House spokesman Jay Carney made the comments in response to a question about ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman's recent visit to North Korea. Rodman watched a basketball game with North...
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has been the talk of the town lately. His recent trip to North Korea has been looked down upon by the United States government. From [...]