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Monday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Athletes Taking Batting Practice

Athletes Taking Batting Practice

Over 22,000 fans in Seattle showed up to Safeco Field for Richard Sherman's exhibition softball game, which was highlighted by Kobe Bryant's bomb to left field (and subsequent tweet taking a mini-shot at Phil Jackson). Bryant hitting a home run isn't shocking since it's Kobe and he's good at everything. But how do other sports figures look in the batting cage? Judge for yourself with this galley of athletes taking batting practice.


The NFL's Most Popular Player

Before taking one NFL snap, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has become the most popular player in football. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, more Manziel jerseys were sold on NFLShop.com during the first quarter of the league's fiscal year than any other player's jersey. Meanwhile Tim Tebow, who once led the NFL in jersey sales, is still being courted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.


Dumb Tweet of the Day

MLB's official Twitter account decided to compare Ryan Braun to Willie Mays Hayes. This did not go over well with fans.


Lovely Lady Round-Up

Ashley Sky took some beach photos while in Miami and then went to some type of internet-star dinner with Anastasia Ashley ... Hannah Ferguson is the newest Carl's Jr. babe ​... Matt Harvey appears to be spending time with a new model. He had previously dated SI Swimsuit's Anne V. ... Sara Sampaio turns 23 today


The Russell Westbrook Collection

Time to stop poking fun at Russell Westbrook's unique sense of fashion. The Oklahoma City guard just got his own fashion line into Barney's, The collection includes everything from jeans to rain gear to luggage, with prices ranging from not really affordable ($65 for a hat covered in Jordan Brand's iconic elephant-print patter) to not remotely affordable ($2,995 for a crocodile-print embossed suitcase).


Here Comes the Bride


There is a great story behind this photo. The bride didn't have anyone to walk her down the aisle after her father's death, but thanks to the Miami Athletic Department, Sebastian the Ibis filled in nicely.
 

Odds & Ends

Rex Ryan weighed in with his choice of the NFL's most underrated player. Shockingly, he plays for the Jets ... I'm guessing by the cake that the parents of this 1-year-old are Alabama fans ... The president of the National Basketball Association Development League resigned to work at Facebook ... Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko has broken off her engagement to Alex Ovechkin ... ESPN is now airing video game tournaments ... The report on World Cup bidding corruption will not be made public. Luckily it's 2014 so it will probably leak ... The Simpsons are likely killing off Krusty the Klown ... A company in Australia has invented a T-shirt that can never get wet. ... Fifteen little-known facts about Cheers.
 

NFL Rookies React To Madden 15 Rankings

 

The Tour de France's First On-Bike Camera

 

Grandpa Has Moves

This man rules.
 

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