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Idiot Gets Banned From Ballparks For Life. It’s Not Enough.

This past Saturday, the Boston Red Sox were visiting their hated rivals, the New York Yankees.

After warming up in the bottom of the sixth inning, Boston left fielder Alex Verdugo tossed the ball he was warming up with into the stands toward a young kid in the stands.

We can only imagine how big the kid’s eyes must have gotten to see a major leaguer throwing a ball to him. It is the type of thing where kids will sleep with the ball, show their friends and family and anyone who will listen.
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Old Tweets Resurface, And They Aren’t “Berry” Good.

We wrote the other day about Gwen Berry, who acted like a child on the podium during the Olympic trials, and then turned away from the flag while the national anthem was playing.

Berry said that the flag “didn’t represent her,” as an excuse.

Tweets from Berry’s past have been brought forth. For someone who claims to want to end racism, she sure says a lot of racist things:

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Another Olympian To Root Against.

Gwen Berry is an female athlete who competes in the field event of the hammer throw.

After finishing third and qualifying for the Olympics, the organizers of the Olympic trials played the National Anthem.

Unlike the Olympics, anthems aren’t played to accompany medal ceremonies at the trials. But the hammer throwers received their awards just before the start of the evening session, which has been kicking off all week with a videotaped rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

USA Track and Field spokeswoman Susan Hazzard said “the national anthem was scheduled to play at 5:20 p.m. today. We didn’t wait until the athletes were on the podium for the hammer throw awards. The national anthem is played every day according to a previously published schedule.” On Saturday, the music started at 5:25.

Berry was offended by the playing of the National Anthem.
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Umpire Hits Player With Bat.

This happened a few days ago when Umpire Erich Bacchus is clearing the plate area of a bat and White Sox on deck batter Bobby Abreu gets hit by the bat in the knee.

The title of the video is “Umpire Mistakenly Throws & Hits Jose Abreu With A Bat! Freak Accident During White Sox Game,” which is a bit of a bad name.

Bacchus did not mistakenly throw the bat. He threw it intentionally to clear the bat from the area of play. Umpires and players don’t want bats around home plate when there is a play coming to the plate. There have been cases where players have tripped over the bat, been prevented from scoring because of a bat near the plate. You also don’t want the chance of a missed or dropped ball hitting the bat and bouncing away. Umpires clear the plate area of bats all the time.
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Million Dollar Contracts. Ten Cent Heads.

One of the things about sports is that you can watch a sport that you love and still see something that you have never seen before.

Such is the case with a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates from Thursday, a game the Cubs won 5-3.

The play in question starts innocently enough. With 2 outs and Cubs catcher Willson Contreras on second base, Cubs shortstop Javier Baez hits a routine ground ball to Pittsburgh third baseman Erik Gonzalez. Gonzalez’s throw to first baseman Will Craig was up the line a little bit buit Craig caught the ball.

It is at this point where Craig loses his mind. Instead of just stepping on first base for the final out, Craig decides to chase Baez back to home plate in order to tag him for the third out.
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There’s Tough, And Then There Is Ridiculous Tough.

MMA fighter Khetag Pliev was fighting at an event in Philadelphia the other day when the referee stopped the fight to check on Pliev.

The referee had noticed that Pliev was missing his left ring finger and apparently been severed in the fight.

For several minutes, those in the venue were searching for the stray digit. Event promoter Rob Haydak said officials looked all around the cage, and there was even an announcement over the PA system asking people to look for it inside 2300 Arena.

Haydak said it was ultimately discovered that the finger had come off and was lodged inside Pliev’s glove all along.

Pliev and the finger were taken to the emergency room where the finger was reattached. As there is tendon damage, Pliev says that he will need a second operation but other than that, he is fine.
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Mickey Jannis Throws A Knuckle Ball In Spring Training. (Plus A Bonus Video!)

Baseball is back!

Now try and hit this thing….

Of course, not only is the lack of spin amazing, but the camera work is incredible as well. On the video, someone commented that it almost looks fake, but it isn’t.

Given how much a knuckleball floats and flutters, the old question is “how do you catch it?”

The answer is “you wait until it stops rolling and pick it up.”

And then there is this:
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Isn’t Winning Enough?

With less than two minutes in the NFL Wild Card Playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw an interception to Ravens’ cornerback Marcu Peters that effectively ended what was a hard fought game.

Peters’ return took him to the Ravens’ sideline where, once the whistle had blown ending the play, one would expect Peters and the Ravens to celebrate.

Instead, Peters and other Ravens ran to the center of the field and started to “dance” and stomp on the Titans logo.

Why?
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