Hot Clicks: Hilarie Burton; Bryce Harper blows kiss after hitting home run
Where's Bill Raftery When You Need Him?
Bryce Harper :: Robert Beck/SI
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It was exactly two years ago this week that Nationals prospect Bryce Harper was put on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Today, the 18-year-old has caused a major stir on the World Wide Web for his actions in a Class A game Monday night. While rounding the bases after hitting a home run, Harper looked toward the pitcher and sent him a kiss (hence the Raf mention above). I know I'm supposed to act like this is the worst thing ever, but if I'm being honest, I'm way more offended by Harper's mustache.
BombshellA Pittsburgh sportswriter claims that West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart asked him to dig up dirt on Stewart's eventual replacement, Dana Holgorsen.
The7Line.comThe man who runs the Mets blog The7Line.com was recently kicked out of Citi Field for promoting his website on a sign. Since Hot Clicks tries to support blogs (and loves to expose dumb rules like no website mentions on signs), we wanted to give The7Line.com a plug. We also wanted to tell you that you should put "SI.com's Hot Clicks" on any sign you bring to a sporting event.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Hilarie Burton :: David Becker/Getty ImagesHilarie Burton stars in USA Network's White Collar. She's also the latest actress to appear in Esquire.com's "In My Place" feature.
MLB LinksCheck out this Royals fan using a bucket of popcorn to catch a foul ball. (Thanks to Adam Phillips, of Germantown, Wis., for the link.) ... Jim Leyland doesn't come off like a prankster, but he tried to get Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon last night. ... White Sox outfielder Brent Lillibridge made a nice diving catch last night, causing announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson to say "bleeping."
Sports Video Of The DayWith news breaking yesterday that Marv Albert will call NFL games for CBS, I thought it would be fun to look back at one of his classic appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.
New Playground Game Video Of The DayThis looks like fun. (Thanks to J. Morales, of Lubbock, Texas, for the link.)