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ACC uses bat dogs instead of bat boys for conference tournament

In an effort to presumably cut down on costs and increase efficiency, the Atlantic Coast Conference decided to use bat dogs throughout the conference baseball tournament instead of bat boys.The canine seen above is Miss LouLou Gehrig and can regularly be seen serving as ba dog of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers.This is pretty awesome.Via Bleacher Report
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg confesses he ate cat food for year as a child

Ryne Sandberg is a Hall of Fame second basemen who made 10 All-Star Game appearances and is currently the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. A natural question to ask is what exactly led Sandberg to be so successful in professional baseball. Well, a quick look into his childhood diet may present the answer.Apparently, Sandberg used to munch on Friskies cat food like it was Chex...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds serve 'smoked cardinal' while hosting St. Louis for series

This weekend's homestand in Cincinnati is an important one between two division foes as the Reds play host to the St. Louis Cardinals.It also marks the opportunity for fans at Great American Ball Park to indulge in some "Smoked Cardinal." However, it should be noted that the dish is actually quail.The Cards and Reds are slated to play the rubber match of their series Sunday night...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns fan creates own beer inspired by Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel fever is sweeping across the nation of Cleveland Browns fans and it has apparently found its way to Chris Slavin.Slavin recently made a trip to Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio, which allows a customer to choose a recipe and make a specific style of beer within a matter of hours, to create a beer inspired by the newest quarterback for the Browns."It's 8 percent alcohol...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson removed from Braves game after throwing temper tantrum

Atlanta Braves third basemen Chris Johnson let anger get the best of him Friday night when he was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez due to throwing a temper tantrum.The incident which sparked the outburst occurred in the second inning when Johnson went down on strikes to Rockies hurler Jordan Lyles. This fueled Johnson to go crazy in the tunnel leading to Atlanta's...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Wild allow fans to paint ice with messages

The Minnesota Wild allowed season ticket holders to do something pretty unique and interesting recently.If you cannot tell by the photo already, the Wild gave fans the chance to paint the ice at Xcel Energy Center with messages and pictures. And amazingly the fans kept the message fairly clean!Pretty cool concept, eh?Via Deadspin
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig sounds off on critics of his playing style

Yasiel Puig has been no stranger to criticism since making his major league debut last season.The Cuban native has been criticized for flipping bats, making fundamental errors on defense and the bases, and just generally playing baseball in a way that rubs some folks the wrong way. Despite this, Puig continues to be one of the most productive players in the league and he has a message...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Diamondbacks minor leaguer slugs five home runs consecutively

Your browser does not support iframes.On Thursday, Arizona Diamondbacks minor league slugger Jon Griffin did something that had never been done before. And that is hit five home runs in five consecutive at-bats.The crazy streak began Wednesday night when he blasted four as a member of the Double-A Mobile BayBears. On Thursday, Griffin ripped another blast in his first at-bat to make...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann's son laughs off Landon Donovan's exclusion from national team

In a shocking move, Landon Donovan was not included among the 23-man United States Men's Soccer Team roster for the World Cup.This brought great sadness to many soccer-loving fans in America. However, the son of head coach Jurgen Klinsmann didn't appear to be fazed by the exclusion at all.As you can see from his deleted tweet, he decided to laugh off the Donovan news. But the tweet...
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May 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

Magic offer $100K for correctly predicting draft lottery

Do you think you have the knowledge to correctly pick every lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft? If so, you could soon net yourself $100,000 from the Orlando Magic.Apparently, the Magic are willing to give out the money to anyone who can peg the first 14 selections in the draft. If more than one person correctly picks the lottery than the money is split evenly. If nobody wins...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse dies in freak accident at Churchill Downs

The new sound system at Churchill Downs is being blamed by the trainer of a racehorse that died on Thursday after suffering a freak accident.The 5-year-old named Never Tell Lynda was walking toward the paddock area on the track when she reared, twisted and fell, hitting her head and dying. The incident came before the first race of the day at the Louisville, Ky. track.The horse's...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians minor league team to give away Jobu bobbleheads

                                   On August 1, the first 1,500 fans through the gates to watch the Lake County Captains, Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians are in for a treat.This is because these lucky fans will get their hands on a genuine bobblehead of Jobu from "Major League." You know, the figurine made famous by the immortal Pedro Cerrano.This might...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic offering $100,000 to anyone who correctly picks lottery picks

                       Do you think you have the knowledge to correctly pick every lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft? If so, you could soon net yourself $100,000 from the Orlando Magic.Apparently, the Magic are willing to give out the money to anyone who can peg the first 14 selections in the draft. If more than one person correctly picks the lottery than the money...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Restaurant congratulates Lakers on 'amazing playoff run' in newspaper ad

At 27-55, this season will go down as one of the worst in the storied history of the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers prospered to win the Pacific Division and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.Despite the Clippers making the playoffs and the Lakers not, Santa Monica restaurant Upper West mistakenly congratulated the wrong team in Wednesday's edition...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Giants relief pitcher injures himself while trying for infield hit

Despite popular opinion, sometimes hustling is not always the best policy.Take this example of San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla for example. Last night, Casilla injured himself trying to beat out a groundball with his team up four runs in the ninth inning. The pitcher had to be carried off the field and a trip to the disabled list seems imminent.After the game, Giants...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mexico's coach bans World Cup players from having sex

The only kind of scoring Mexico will be allowed to do at the World Cup involves a net.Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera has put a ban on sexual intercourse (and booze) when the team stays in Brazil for the international tournament. Yes, Herrera's all about business and no screwing around of any kind will be tolerated.“If a player can not endure a month or 20 days without having...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Legally blind football player to be long-snapper at Tulane

The Tulane Green Wave will welcome Aaron Golub to campus this fall as a preferred walk-on football player. This in and of itself isn't news. But the fact that Golub is legally blind sure is.The incoming freshman, who was a two-year starter at Newtown South High School in Boston, has no vision in his right eye and only limited sight out of his left. Naturally, it begs the question...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville basketball player: ''Our fans are more mature' than Kentucky fans

Louisville Cardinals forward Akoy Agau is sure to draw the ire of some Kentucky fans after a subtle jab he took at Big Blue Nation during a recent radio interview.Last month, the seldom-used sophomore went on the radio with "Sharp and Benning in the morning" in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska to discuss, among other things, the rivarly between the Cardinals and the Wildcats.Agau...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who does Johnny Manziel think the Cavaliers should take with first overall pick?

There is a new opinion setter in Cleveland and his name is Johnny Manziel.After reportedly convincing the Browns to pick him 22nd overall in the NFL Draft, Manziel has now turned his draft recommendation efforts to the upcoming NBA Draft. Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers earned the number one overall pick in the draft for the third time in four years and Manziel already knows...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Hero cat throws out first pitch at minor league baseball game

Your browser does not support iframes.After saving a little boy from a vicious dog last week, Tara, who is affectionately known as the Hero Cat, threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game on Tuesday.Seen here is the feline delivering the ceremonial ball with an assist from the boy (Jeremy) who she saved. The scene took place at the home stadium of the Bakersfield...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-teammate's app inspired by Peyton Manning's SB meltdown

It goes without saying, but Peyton Manning did not have a good showing in the most recent Super Bowl. And now one of his former teammates has immortalized the performance by creating an iPhone app inspired by Manning's woeful game.Brandon King, a defensive back who played with Manning in 2010, is the mastermind behind a new smart phone game called "Smashman," where a quarterback...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Quite possibly the hardest rugby hit you will ever see

While the NFL continues to take measures to make the sport safer, rugby is having none of that as evidenced by this wicked hit during a recent NRL game.The man doing the punishing is John Wesley Tauti and the man on the receiving end of the lung collapsing hit is Kyle Krisanski-Kennedy. As you can see, Tauti absolutely obliterates Kennedy, making the latter's head snap back in a...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

$60 million high school stadium in Texas still ruled unsafe

Only in the state of Texas could a $60 million stadium be approved and built for high school football. And as it turns out the stadium, which was approved for construction in 2009 and briefly opened in 2012, is still deemed unsafe for use.Apparently, an analysis conducted by a team of engineers ruled that support structures underneath the concourse level were deemed unable to handle...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bowler drills strike from entrance of building

So, this is pretty impressive.Seen here is a bold bowler upping the ante for trying to drill a strike by uncorking a throw from the entrance of the building. That's right. This guy was apparently bored of tossing balls down the regulation lane so he decided to increase the distance by roughly two and a half times.And he was able to come through in the clutch too.Via Bleacher Report
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Was original Charlotte Hornets designer compensated with barbecue?

After a brief hiatus, the franchise formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats have now reverted back to its old name in the likes of the Charlotte Hornets.There is an excellent article on BuzzFeed detailing the massive merchandise success of Charlotte's uniform design in the 1990s. The team's bold clash of teal and purple made it a fashion icon and the designer in charge of the phenomenon...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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