He's Baaaaaack
Wally Backman :: AP

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Last summer, some video clips from the documentary, Playing for Peanuts, which focused on independent league manager (and former Mets second baseman) Wally Backman, were released onto the web. And we all enjoyed watching the feisty, foul-mouthed skipper go nuts. Well, another clip has leaked. By my count, Backman says the f-word 5,219 times.
One Of The Worst Columns You'll Ever Read
John Steigerwald of Observer-Reporter.com thinks the Giants fan who was put in a coma at the end of the Dodgers home opener was to blame for the situation because he had the gall to wear a Giants jersey to Dodgers Stadium. In addition, the story identifies the victim as Bryan Snow. It's Bryan Stow. And he's from Santa Cruz, not Sacramento. And the column has a typo in the headline.
On A Happier Note...
Last week, I linked to a piece from Big League Stew on the top 10 new concessions for the 2011 baseball season. The blog is back with even more new concessions.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Jill Wagner :: Getty Images
One of the most requested women to be featured in Hot Clicks is Wipeout host Jill Wagner. Unfortunately for all her fans, she's decided to leave the show. As a pick me up, I'm giving her today's LLOD honor.
Minor League Promotion Of The Day
The Lowell Spinners (a Short-Season single-A affiliate of the Red Sox) have announced Team Ghost Riders Night for July 19. The evening will feature monkeys riding dogs and herding goats.
Manny's In A Better Place
Johnny Damon summed up Manny Ramirez's sudden retirement by quoting Rock Star -- and leading us to believe Manny is dead.
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Sports Video Of The Day
Dan, of Detroit, says, "With the REAL hockey season upon us, it's time to look at the classic and timeless Detroit tradition of throwing an octopus on the ice. This video is of the adventure (which included jail time) of a couple guys who traveled from Detroit to Phoenix last year." Hot Clicks featured this video last year, but it's definitely worth watching again.

Mashup Of The Day
Here are nearly three minutes of movie characters hanging up the phone without saying goodbye.

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