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Sad, Empty Ballpark
Shockingly, in 145 years of baseball there remain a few things that have never been done. The White Sox and Orioles checked off one of those items on Wednesday when they played an afternoon matinee in front of zero fans. Amidst the ongoing riots and protests following the death of Freddie Gray, Major League Baseball and the two organizations decided to close the game to the public to ensure the safety of players, managers, fans and others at Camden Yards. The decision was not shocking considering the dangerous behavior outside of the Orioles' home but it is still a momentous occasion and one that did not go unnoticed.
Really want to see Orioles game? You can get this view at the Baltimore Hilton today for $300 (H/T @thesportingway) pic.twitter.com/dGT2A0iqyI — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2015
No admission? No problem. @Orioles fans won't be denied baseball! pic.twitter.com/shLfy9AcMT — AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) April 29, 2015
WAIT! There is ONE fan at the White Sox-Orioles game... pic.twitter.com/E5EZbZW4Vn — KorkedBats.com (@korkedbats) April 29, 2015
The one and only Jay Cutler turned 32 today and while the highly criticized and widely disliked Chicago Bears quarterback remains among the most despised players in the league, he still gets to see the beautiful Kristin Cavallari every night. Ultimate man crush David Beckham turned 40 Tuesday, a birthday brilliantly celebrated by these sick Beckham drawings. Kevin Harvick gave Dale Earnhardt Jr. a touching gift on Dale Sr.'s would-be 64th birthday and Hugh Hefner's bombshell wife, Crystal Hefner, turned 60-years-younger-than-him today.
Stroke 9, the little-known musical minds behind The Love Boat theme song, has given us a catchy new song for the Warriors playoff run. Snoop Dogg's 'Bush' album will reportedly include Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder and others. Is Justin Bieber stepping away from music and into Zoolander 2? And lastly, here's a quiz for all you WWE fanatics on how well you know wrestlers' walk-up music.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Continuing on the earlier birthday train, we would like to wish the ageless Penelope Cruz a belated Happy Birthday, with the beautiful actress and model celebrating the big 45 on Tuesday (click here for full-sized gallery).
Reminder: Baseballs Hurt
Pretty ugly huh? In all Seriousness tho thanks for the text, tweets and prayers! Could have been a lot worse! #lucky pic.twitter.com/NasQBYWqkz — Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) April 29, 2015
Yay or nay?
New Era made 200 of this limited edition draft hat, selling for $40 @OfficialNFLShop & in Chicago this week pic.twitter.com/FtmRPbu7xu — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2015
Shelley Smith is Back
.@ShelleyESPN returns to work and heads to Hawaii to cover Mariota's #NFLDraft experience http://t.co/8JoSmoPaQN pic.twitter.com/67ZYrjIt8R — ESPN Front Row (@ESPNFrontRow) April 29, 2015
Odds & Ends
A Gronking to Remember author is being sued for using a couple's photo on the front cover of the erotic novella without permission... Base jumping from Dubai's 1,400-foot Princess Tower is terrifying ... Mexican wrestling is even better than you never knew it was ... Redskins fans have the worst spelling and grammar skills of all NFL fans .. Floyd Mayweather trolls Manny Pacquiao with a Filipino flag shirt ... Is Billy Donovan the right choice for head coach of the Thunder? ... Soccer manager roasts rival team after relegation ... Jets fans bust out Marcus Mariota jerseys ... Jameis Winston to receive unlimited crab legs if he goes No. 1 overall ... Josh Sheehan lands the world's first dirt bike triple backflip ... Rajon Rondo and the Mavericks officially agree to part ways ... Ten MLB trades that make perfect sense ... Joe Namath is the latest to rip Rex Ryan's stint with the Jets.
Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters on April 29, 1986
Final Mad Max Trailer
Hulu Strikes Seinfeld Deal
Hulu is shelling out nearly $1 million per episode for streaming rights to the legendary series.
What is Going on Here?
Blue Jays minor leaguer Munenori Kawasaki in the most bizarre advertisement you've ever seen:
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