Monday April 13th, 2015

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Busy Day at the Ballpark

Monday was such a crazy day at the ballpark that I'm going with ellipses format to get it all in, starting with this Cards fan and his amazing ballpark tattoo ... Jon Lester can't throw to first base and Cubs fans are already in a panic about their new ace ... Mets fans erected a billboard to implore owner Fred Wilpon to sell the team ... This Orioles fan turned his back every time Alex Rodriguez took an at bat ... Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts had a memorable home opener ... Jose Bautista is now flipping his bat when he gets walked ... The Cardinals are trolling the entire NL Central with their scorecard ... Madison Bumgarner rode a horse into the stadium for Giants opening day ... Francisco Rodriguez's quick reflexes saved him from a line drive to the face ... Kevin Costner called an A's home run while being interviewed ... This Mets fan chucked his beer at Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore ... Tom Brady took batting practice with Pedro Martinez after throwing out this somewhat ugly first pitch.

Lakers Girls Lunch Date

For the third year in a row, the Lakers cheerleaders visited various Carl's Jr. restaurants in Southern California to hang out with fans. There was also a photo booth and the pictures are priceless.

Swimsuit Models Meet Hockey Players

During SI Swimsuit launch week in Nashville, models Kate Bock and Emily DiDonato took the ice with Seth Jones, Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi of the Predators for a skills competition. I thought Kate (a Canadian) would run away with the victory but Emily held her own. Check out photos from the day as well as video of the competition below.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Move over, Katherine Webb. I have a new favorite model from Alabama and her name is Mary Kaitlin. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and then check out this gallery of full-size photos, courtesy of our good friend and photographer Kris Sipes.

Anna Kournikova Dancing on a Boat

I don't need a clever blurb here. The headline says it all.

Close-Ups of Insect Faces

These are a lot uglier than Anna Kournikova.

This is Lame

One Way to Drop $100,000

Stanley Cup Made of Bacon

So we just made this. #StanleyCup #SaltyCup #Bacon

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The Pitcher Who Hops

Play of the Day Year

This Isn't Bad Either

Odds & Ends

Mikey Brannigan, who was Sports Illustrated's High School Athlete of the Month in February, used his appearance in SI to score a prom date ... The romance between Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant has hit a snag ... The Northwestern football team needs to tone down its celebrations ... Archery is getting popular again thanks to The Hunger Games movies ... Army rebranded itself as Army West Pointcomplete with a new set of colors, logos and uniforms ... A Miami recruit flashed "The U" sign while on the Florida State logo at Doak Campbell Stadium...  This Game of Thrones toilet is a must-have for fans of the show ... Celebs who were friends before becoming famous ... Hundreds of Corgis hung out on a California beach.

Meet Spuran Spuran

Spurs teammates Matt Bonner, Kawhi Leonard, Aron Baynes, Patty Mills and the team's mascot decided to form an '80s hair metal band. 

When Flying Fish Attack

Members of the Washington University in St. Louis crew team were attacked by a school of flying Asian carp while floating down Creve Coeur Lake on Friday. Nobody was hurt but the video is intense.

Kevin Garnett Gets Help With the First Pitch

Duke guard Tyus Jones gives Kevin Garnett an assist while throwing out the first pitch at Monday's Twins game.

Hungry Like a Wolf

You didn't think I'd waste an excuse to post a Duran Duran video, did you?

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