Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy Milovich both sang Take Me Out To The Ballgame last night, albeit under very different circumstances. Vedder sang during the Cubs-Padres matchup while Milovich performed during the Pelicans-Keys game. The only real difference (besides the size of the crowd) is that Milovich was getting a prostate exam during his performance. So why does Milovich look much happier?
When Athletes Had Hair
Yesterday was Throwback Thursday and Extra Mustard looked back on when (now) bald athletes and coaches had hair. My favorites include Andre Agassi, Michael Jordan and Jeff Van Gundy (though I've been a fan of fully-follicled Van Gundy for years).
Twitter Etiquette Question
Texas Longhorns cornerback Quandre Diggs spent part of Big 12 Media Day complaining about how Kevin Durant followed, then unfollowed him on Twitter. And he's not happy about it. "What's up with K.D.?" Diggs said. "I thought we were supposed to be UT forever. I understand, LeBron is my favorite player, but K.D. is a close second. He followed me, then he unfollowed me, which I think is disrespectful."
I disagree but needed an expert opinion. So I reached out to SI's own Richard Deitsch about this important matter and he said, "The unfollow seems to upset the under-30 crowd. More heartbreak then diss." There you have it. What do you think?
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When Doubles Tennis Goes Wrong
Philadelphia Freedoms teammates Taylor Townsend and partner Liezel Huber were in the middle of a doubles matchup at a World TeamTennis event on Thursday when Huber went down with an injury after Townsend's forehand accidentally plunked her in the head. So what happens at a World TeamTennis doubles match when one competitor goes down, you ask? The other team member is forced to go at it alone, playing 2-on-1 for the rest of the match, as Townsend did last night. It made for some unusual photos.
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From the SI Vault
Walter Payton, who died of liver disease in 1999, would've turned 60 today. Here is a big gallery of Sweetness photos to celebrate, including this great shot of Phil Collins, his son and Payton in 1986. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
This is what happens to the Twitter accounts of NBA teams in the offseason ... The Vikings cheerleader calendar includes some impressive quotes ... Rex Ryan was spotted in Manhattan yesterday, strolling down Seventh Avenue in a Chico's Bail Bonds t-shirt ... Pac 12 Media Day made me crave a snow cone ... The Wire creator David Simon wrote an essay for SI about his hometown Baltimore Orioles ... Astros hurler Dallas Keuchel had a funny message for a heckler ... Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder eats one meal a day and it's Taco Bell ... There will be a Candid Camera reboot that will be hosted by Blossom's Mayim Bialik ... A smartphone can now be used as a movie projector ... Is it time to reboot The X-Files?
Scenes From The Kings Stanley Cup Run
NHL Studios and Cinedigm will release Stanley Cup Champions 2014: Los Angeles Kings on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on July 29. I'll have a giveaway Monday, but here's a sneak peek from the final moments of Game 7.
Worst Throw Ever
Bad night at the office for Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn.
Six-year-old Gagan Satish from India makes himself flat and roller-skates under 39 SUVs. (H/T FTW)
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