A Quick Message
Before we get started with the usual frivolity, I'd like to tell you that you can help the relief efforts in Oklahoma by donating to the Red Cross. You can text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to give $10, or donate online at redcross.org. When you are done donating, watch this video of an elderly lady in Oklahoma finding her dog among the rubble while being interviewed by CBS News.
Call Of The Day
Michael McG, of Cleveland, says, "OK, Jimmy. Sure, you're gonna tell me it's the Indians, so I should just wait a month or so, but you have to give them some credit in Hot Clicks beyond Jason Kipnis eating a candy bar during press questioning. You have to give it up for the best radio voice in baseball, Tom Hamilton. It's so much fun to watch baseball these days! Go Tribe!!" Michael, Michael, Michael. It hurts to see that you skipped the March 29 edition of Hot Clicks in which I picked the Indians to win more than 78.5 games. I even used a fancy picture of Nick Swisher, Terry Francona and Michael Bourn (and made some genius picks on the Yankees and Blue Jays, but I digress). Anyway, you are forgiven, since you sent me Hamilton's awesome call of yesterday's game-winning home run by catcher Yan Gomes.
Ridiculous Injury Of The Day
We haven't had many of these since spring training, but Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus broke his throwing hand when he punched a locker last night.
Lovely Lady Links Roundup
Ariel Meredith :: Alex Cayley/Getty Images
I somehow missed the fine work of my colleague, Andy Gray, who has this piece about SI Swimsuit model Ariel Meredith. But the expression "better late than never" pertains here. ... Cora Keegan is a new Victoria's Secret model. ... Australian model Jessica Cribbon, who was in Hot Clicks in late March, is back thanks to this new photoshoot.
I Think This Is Cheating
Watch closely as Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spits on the ball after giving up a home run to Dominic Brown of the Phillies last night.
Giveaway Of The Day
Champs Sports has provided a Jordan XX8 sneaker autographed by Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (who stars in this commercial) for me to give away. The first person to answer the question below will win the sneaker. You must e-mail me the answer (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) and put "CONTEST" in the subject line. Do NOT fill out the form at the bottom of Hot Clicks.
Question: What was the exact date (date and month) that Russell Westbrook was featured in the lead item of Hot Clicks and what was the headline used?
UPDATE: CONTEST IS OVER. Reader Michael Hildenbrand is the winner.
History Of YouTube Video Of The Day
We told you yesterday that YouTube turned 8 years old. Here's a great song that sums up what's gone on since the site was born.