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Here Are Your World Champions
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The Cardinals traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles following yesterday's game against the Giants, and Cardinal players dressed in funny tuxedos for the trip. Third baseman David Freese (above left) went all out with his getup, while infielder Matt Carpenter pulled off an outstanding Pee Wee Herman look. Freese posted many more photos as did the Cardinals on their Facebook page.
Feeling The HeatThe Pacers had a blowout win over the Heat last night while the Spurs had no problem taking a 2-0 series lead on the Clippers. And just like that, San Antonio is now the odds on favorite to win the NBA title. While the Heat-Pacers series is far from over, you never want to see one of your superstars (who was 2-for-13 from the field) get snippy with the coach, but that's what happened between Dwyane Wade and Erik Spoelstra. Lastly, the Pacers need to be careful about getting ahead of themselves. While a 2-1 series lead is nice, it's a little early to throw up choke signs at LeBron James.
Bookmark ItIf you were one of the many people who enjoyed A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy taking over Hot Clicks for a day earlier this year, you'll be happy to know that he just started a blog. It seems the motivation for the blog was the pitcher getting shafted on a call by umpire Laz Diaz during Oakland's game in Texas yesterday. McCarthy had made a diving catch, which Diaz incorrectly called a trap. Fortunately for McCarthy, the A's pulled out a win and his wife was very impressed with his performance.
Beautiful Bobblehead"The Slide" from the 1992 NLCS between the Pirates and Braves has been immortalized with this gem that will be given to fans who attend Atlanta's game against Toronto on June 9. (Thanks to Cullen M., of Atlanta, for the link.)
Article Of The DayThe Rayne Independent in Louisiana doesn't play games. They just give you the truth.
Giveaway Of The Day
White Sox, Cubs headphones :: Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesI have a pair of White Sox headphones and a pair of Cubs headphones, courtesy of BiGR Audio (they're on Twitter, too), to give away today. In order to win, you must e-mail me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) the answer and put "CONTEST" in the subject line. Do not fill out the form below or you will be disqualified. The first person to tell me who this Cubs player is wins the Cubs headphones and the first person to tell me who this White Sox player is wins the White Sox headphones. One guess per entry or you will be disqualified.
UPDATE, 2:34: Contest is over. James Kwon won the Cubs headphones. Mike Parise won the White Sox headphones.
Spoof Video Of The DayForget The Bachelorette, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or any show on Bravo, there is nothing worse on TV right now than the iPhone commercial with Zooey Deschanel. Fortunately, Funny or Die has their own spin on the awful spot. (Thanks to @primetimereds for the video.)
Live TV Video Of The DayThank goodness he was wearing pants.