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It has not been a good week for Major League Baseball umps. First, the A's were robbed of a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday, even after video review clearly showed the ball bounced off a railing in the stands.
In last night's Angels-Astros game, Houston manager Bo Porter went to the bullpen twice before a pitch was thrown. Angels manager Mike Scioscia correctly came out to argue that this was clearly against the rules. All four umps huddled at least three times to discuss, made a call from the dugout to confirm the ruling on the field and STILL botched a clearly defined rule that states a substitute pitcher must face at least one batter.
A little less than a month ago, a Reddit user officially declared for the NBA Draft "after a few drinks." The NBA reviewed his declaration and sent him a very reasonable response.
Soccer star Mario Balotelli has a passion for go-karting, but his contract with AC Milan forbids him from it for risk of injury. But there's always a loophole. The folks at Pala K karting complex on the outskirts of Milan let him take his Ferrari 450 out on the go-kart track. Other drivers beware; that kart is definitely equipped with more than green shells and banana peels.
Kate Upton landed the cover of Vogue in an extensive piece about her rise to fame. ... Karlie Kloss just became the newest Victoria's Secret Angel. ... Remember the Graves triplets? The former South Alabama cheerleaders are now modeling bikinis.
Aaron Rodgers made his comedic television debut on The Office last night as a sort-of-but-not-really-that-harsh judge on a fictional music show. ... Redskins owner Dan Snyder instructed reporters to use caps on his statement that "We'll NEVER change the name of the team." ... A Giants fan reached over the railing to grab a fair ball, lost his pants and then promptly got ejected. ... Miami has come up with a proposal to host the Super Bowl from an aircraft carrier.
There was not much drama in last night's NHL playoff games, but Sidney Crosby put on a dangle clinic with this remarkable goal.
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