Scenes From Opening Day
Another Opening Day is in the books and it was an eventful one. Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg catching Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch while Bryce Harper got kicked in the head sliding into second base (and then struggled to throw a beach ball into the crowd). In happier news, Hank the dog made his big league debut in Milwaukee, the Marlins introduced a sea creature race and a Cincinnati church played a bells-only version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. SI's Jay Jaffe has a round-up of all the opening day action.
One More Important Baseball Item
Here's a gallery of shirtless fat guys at baseball games and as you'd expect, it's fantastic.
The NCAA is Lame (Again)
Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Gay sat on press row during Sunday's UConn-Michigan State game and brought his cat mug to see if the "only NCAA cups allowed beyond this point" policy would be enforced. Late in the second half, a NCAA official came up to Gay and took it away. It was returned after the game but the message was clear: Any non-approved mugs or drinking mechanisms won't be tolerated by the NCAA.
Lovely Ladies Of The Day
A quick thank you to everyone who wrote in with suggestions after yesterday's Lovely Lady of the Day Intervention. I received a good sense of what you want (and don't want) to see. Due to your feedback, I decided to honor a special group of ladies, The Golden Girls, by making them all LLODs.
Paulina Gretzky Report
Just so you don't hate me, Paulina Gretzky wore a bikini to walk her dog yesterday morning.
Paging the Comma Police
It was certainly an interesting opening day for the Mets.
From the SI Vault
Anthony Epps, Antoine Walker and Ron Mercer :: Getty Images
On this day in 1996, Antoine Walker and Kentucky defeated Syracuse to capture the national championship. The Wildcats are back in the Final Four and face off against Wisconsin on Saturday for another shot at a title. SI's Brian Hamilton has the key questions facing all four Final Four teams as the final weekend of the season approaches. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re there, follow me on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
An Oilers fan took out an ad in the Edmonton Journal apologizing to the team ... Rapper Wale exchanged punches with a fan during Monday Night Raw ... An Italian soccer player is adopting a baby that was abandoned on a train ... This story made me really hungry for a hot dog ... Gmail debuted 10 years ago today ... The U.S. national team unveiled its second 2014 World Cup jersey and it looks like a popsicle ... The world's 10 busiest airports ... Justin Bieber was booed profusely at a Canadian Awards show ... This clip of Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa pumping up her team after an injury is spectacular.
Conan Takes Texas Citizenship Test
Dirk Nowitzki gives the talk show host a Texas Citizenship Test.
Benny the Bull vs. Rajon Rondo
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo sat out last night's game and did commentary, where he was met by Benny the Bull and a tub of popcorn.