Friday's P.M. Hot Clicks
Miguel Cabrera: Rare Photos
Eleven years ago today, Miguel Cabrera made his big league debut with the Marlins and smacked a walk-off home run in extra innings to beat the Devil Rays. It’s been 4,017 days and 376 home runs since that memorable debut, and in between Cabrera has established himself as one of the game’s top hitters. Here are some memorable photos of the Tigers slugger.
World Cup News
The best painted faces of the World Cup … Police are investigating fans attending the games in wheelchairs but then jump out of their chairs after a big play … Costa Rica and Italy had a little skirmish in the tunnel after the first half of today’s game … A look at where all 32 World Cup teams are staying and the establishments’ grades on Trip Advisor … England has a 72-person entourage with it in Brazil.
Batting Practice News
Busy day in the world of batting practice. Bryce Harper took swings for the first time since a thumb injury sidelined him in April and he brought the guns along with him. Dirk Nowitzki showed off his form while taking batting practice before his charity baseball game on Saturday. And in the craziest news of all, Rays DH Matt Joyce somehow managed to hit a ball back into the pitching machine, which you need to see to believe.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Barbara Fialho stopped by the SI office for a 2015 swimsuit casting call … Claudia Romani is Italy’s biggest World Cup fan … The 101 hottest celebrity Instagram pics of the week … The best naked cover albums of all time … Meet Kelly Rohrbach.
Meet the Beast
Where else but Milwaukee would they serve a bratwurst sliced in half then stuffed with a grilled hot dog? But there’s more. Both items are wrapped in bacon, topped with sauerkraut and grilled onions, then delicately placed on a pretzel roll. All of this can be yours for $13.
Paging Ed O'Bannon
Brandon Phillips Signs Ball For Drunk Fan Who Heckled Him
Odds and Ends
NBA draft needs for all 30 teams … Hines Ward is getting married at Heinz Field … The NBA attendance report from the 2013-14 season … A collection of random and awesome old pro wrestling photos … Winners and losers of the 2014 Wimbledon draw … Ben Stiller has no plans to make a Zoolander sequel … Scenes from a Jimmy Buffett tailgate party … A man threw his girlfriend a surprise party, then proposed to her. She could only handle one surprise… Women are swooning over this guy’s mugshot.
Kobe Dances in Brazil
Kobe dances to We are the Champions with a group of Brazilian school children.
Wrestling Entrance of the Day
Vaudeville meets pro wrestling. This is great.
Blind Dog Regains Sight
Duffy, an Irish Terrier rescue, is all smiles after a procedure to restore his vision.