Yasiel Puig: Offbeat photos
One year ago today, Yasiel Puig made his major-league debut. In a short time, he's established himself as not only one of the most exciting players in baseball, but also one of the most sought-after celebs in Los Angeles. In SI's Strike Zone blog, Jay Jaffe looks at Puig's first year on the field while the above gallery features some of his more interesting offbeat photos. And if you want even more Puig, his Instagram account never disappoints.
The Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Strikeout
Montana high school student Kendyl Boltz helped her team win the state softball title by striking out with two gone in the bottom of the 7th, but scoring the winning run when the catcher dropped the third strike and then overthrew the first baseman. Let's see Yasiel Puig pull that off.
Tim Duncan Wears Jorts
In Hot Clicks, this classifies as an important news story. But if you want an actual legit Duncan story, read this oral history of the Spurs icon. If you want more jorts news, this photo of Brett Favre from 1991 should put a smile on your face.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Dee Dwyer is a model and also a trained stunt double ... Rihanna turned some heads with the outfit she wore to last night's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ... Dancers of the 2014 NBA Finals ... Michelle Vawer remains one of the most underrated former SI Swimsuit models ... Update: Nina Agdal still looks good in a bikini.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Skittles is now an official NFL sponsor and sent me a bunch of free stuff (backpacks, helmets, many packs of candy) to celebrate. And I'm giving it all away to you. I just need to know how many cheesesteaks the Mets consumed when they set the single-day record in Philly earlier this season. The answer was in this morning's Hot Clicks. The 10th, 20th and 30th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the correct answer will receive a backpack. Please make the subject line "Skittles." The 40th, 50th and 60th person will receive a helmet. Only one email per person, please. And my friends at Skittles want you to know that you should expect the unexpected as The Rainbow prepares to celebrate the sponsorship in the months ahead.
UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: Contest is closed. Another contest coming tomorrow and then even more next week. Thanks for playing.
June's Best Minor League Promotions
From a Lightsaber giveaway in New Orleans to a speed dating night in Albuquerque, Extra Mustard looks at the most bizarre promotions this month.
What Your Favorite Bill Murray Movie Says About You
Graphic by Steve Patrick Adams
I'd love to know if one person in the world chose Garfield 2 as their favorite Bill Murray movie.
Odds and Ends
Iconic photos of the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings ... In 2002, Maria Sharapova met 8-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, who she'll face in one of this year's French Open semifinals ... Breeland Speaks opted to sign with Ole Miss only after no one in the LSU football offices picked up the phone when he called them in January to commit ... Jake Peavy discusses his last start with a reporter and goes over every at bat. This is very inside baseball but a great read ... A Randy "Macho Man" Savage impersonator was spotted outside the Cleveland Browns facility ... It's cheaper for a New Yorker to fly to Los Angeles and buy a scalper ticket for a Rangers-Kings game than it is to pay a scalper for one of the games at Madison Square Garden ... Michigan QB commit Alex Malzone is already taking shots at Ohio State ... Instagram unveiled its new and improved photo filters.
Feel-Good Video of the Day
Heater, the mascot of the Dayton Dragons, interacts with a young fan via sign language. The full story is worth checking out.
Are You Ready For The Stanley Cup Final?
Another amazing trailer by the NHL.
Russell Westbrook's 2013-14 Dunks
All 30 dunks delivered by Russell Westbrook this past season.
'Scrubs' Video of the Day
I was a big Scrubs fan, so this video of Zach Braff and Donald Faison performing Guy Love made my day.