Found August 01, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Your browser does not support iframes. During last night's Dodgers-Diamondbacks game, legendary Dodgers play by play announcer Vin Scully read a tweet from new Dodgers outfielder Shane Victorino. Of course, Scully probably has no idea what Twitter is, and his interpretation of the social media service was hilarious. First, he called the tweet "a Twitter"...twice. Then, before reading the tweet, Scully called it "a twit", leading to him saying "the twit read..." when talking about the newest Dodger's words. High comedy. You've gotta love Vin Scully. [follow]

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Jerry Hairston Throws Ball Into Stands Behind Him

Confused? Watch the video… Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Jerry Hairston fielded a ball down the left field line against the Arizona Diamondbacks and when he attempted to throw the ball to his relay man at second base, the ball slipped out of his hand and landed in the stands behind him. You normally only see a move like this from a first round QB draft bust.
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