Bad Night For 50 Cent
It's not often that the sports world is in unanimous agreement on something, but that was the case last night in Queens when 50 Cent threw out one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in baseball history. Everyone from Amy Schumer to our own Jon Wertheim weighed in on the atrocity. 50 Cent tried to justify the pitch later by reminding us that he's "a huster, not a damn ball player" but the damage has already been done.
On the Bright Side
50 Cent's disastrous first pitch gave Matt Barkley a chance to shine on Twitter, so all is not lost. The former USC quarterback took down a Twitter troll who made a 50 Cent joke at Barkley's expense. In other Twitter trolling news, the L.A. Kings embarrassed a Vancouver Canucks fan who tried to insult them.
Ban Bacon From Ballparks?
PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has had enough of baseball's glorification of bacon. According to porknetwork.com, the committee has a billboard message a mile from the Allentown IronPigs' ballpark that reads: "Keep Kids Safe: Ban Bacon from Ballparks. Hot Clicks does not endorse this position.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Shawn from Seattle requested fitness model Svetlana Romanova be considered for LLOD honors. Consider it done.
GIF of the Day
I can't stop staring at this GIF of Jose Reyes apologizing to Rays pitcher Alex Cobb after nailing him with a line drive.
Now This is a Bowling Shot
I'm not sure what inspired Joey Augustine of Virginia Beach to take 20 steps backward to the entrance of his local bowling alley before taking a shot, but it's the best strike I've ever seen.
From the SI Vault
Happy 70th birthday Rick Barry. I'm not sure why SI photographed him in an undersized bathtub with a big brick of gold on the outside but at least the bubbles are well placed. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter. And while you're on Twitter, give my personal account a follow as well as the Hot Clicks Facebook page.
Odds and Ends
Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez surprised a young fan with an invitation to throw out the first pitch ... Adidas is now selling a soccer ball with Bluetooth that can track every kick ... David Ortiz channelled Bo Jackson by breaking a bat over his knee ... As the comments indicate, this was not a good tweet sent out by the Baltimore Ravens ... The many faces of Gregg Popovich ... SEC commissioner Mike Slive wore a belt with the logo of every team in his conference ... I will absolutely watch a show about college football in the '80s starring Don Johnson ... Meet the finalists to be Pornhub's new creative director ... Think your commute is rough? Be thankful you don’t live in Beijing.
Come Back, LeBron
If this grandpa's rap doesn't make LeBron return to Cleveland, nothing will.
Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron gets on Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban for a cheap hit and then questions the referee about it.
Vintage Pro Wrestling Video of the Day
I spend way too much time on the WWE Network, but I came across this gem and had to post. It's an ad for WCW's Wrestle War '90 and it may be the greatest rap song of all time.