He Saw the Sign
Troy Tulowitzki is enjoying the 2014 season. The Rockies shortstop leads the NL in batting average and home runs, stands third in RBIs and boasts a .521 home batting average. This led San Francisco Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow to accuse Tulowitzki of stealing signs, which Rockies manager Walt Weiss laughed off with a solid mascot joke. But Tulowitzki himself had the best response of all. During Thursday's game, he chose Ace of Base's The Sign as his walk-up music.
Bobblehead of the Year
Up until this morning, my all-time favorite sports bobblehead was this tribute to Dock Ellis' 1970 no-hitter. That all changed, however, when I read about the Single-A Lake County Captains of the Midwest League, who plan to give away a Jobu bobblehead to the first 1,500 fans in the stadium on Aug. 1. For those who can't get enough Major League, I highly recommend this oral history SI ran in the 2011 "Where are they now" issue.
Baseball's Best Dressed Team
The Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League will wear tuxedo uniforms during their home opener on Saturday.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
It's the four-year anniversary of Kassie Logsdon earning Playboy's Miss May 2010 honors. Seems like a solid reason to make her today's LLOD.
Lingerie Football Brawl
Things got a little heated during the Green Bay Chill and Seattle Mist game a couple weeks ago and video is just hitting the web. Two other notes. 1) The Lingerie Football League is actually called the Legends Football League but it'll always be Lingerie Football to me. 2) The Chill are coached by Gilbert Brown. No word on whether the team is eating Gilbert Burgers.
Why Rory Dumped Caroline
She was affecting his golf game, causing him to miss practice and being a general distraction, according to Page Six.
From the SI Vault
Landon Donovan will have plenty of time for the beach this summer now that he's been left off the U.S. World Cup roster. Donovan, who spent 14 years on the national team, scored five goals in three World Cups and a U.S.-record 57 goals overall. According to Grant Wahl, it was Donovan's strained relationship with coach Jurgen Klinsman that did him in.
Odds and Ends
The Spurs-Thunder series explained in one Rocky IV-inspired GIF ... The funniest moments in referee history ... Dez Bryant did not like Rihanna's choice of Cowboys uniforms ... Take the MLB mascot quiz ... A list of NBA players who have torn their ACL (1970-present) ... The minor leaguer who bit a chunk of a teammate's ear off was interviewed in spring training and talked about wanting to be like Mike Tyson ... Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar tweaked a shoulder injury while rolling over in bed ... Tupac Shakur's last words were rather interesting ... The people who wrote mean tweets respond to their tweets being read on Jimmy Kimmel ... It is now illegal in Germany to keep nude photos of your ex.
Hooray for Ames!
Iowa State students created this amazing/terrible video promoting their school.
Lingerie Football Mic'd Up
Nobody in lingerie should ever use such filthy language.
176 Blake Griffin Dunks in One Video
Every dunk Blake Griffin threw down during the 2013-14 season. (HT DowntoBuck)
Best of Pedro Cerrano and Jobu
And you thought Dennis Haysbert just sold Allstate insurance.