Junior's Legacy
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck rookie card


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Thanks to the anarchy created by the blown call in Armando Galarraga's perfect game last night, I wasn't able to mention Ken Griffey Jr.'s retirement this in today's A.M. Hot Clicks. While many folks have waxed poetic about Griffey's sweet swing (and it was), the first thing that always comes into my head when I hear the words "Ken Griffey Junior" is his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card, which created a frenzy among collectors at the time. Here's a great article on the popularity of that card. And here's a clip of Griffey doing a cameo on The Fresh Price of Bel Air.
Jim Joyce-Armando Galarraga Follow-Up
Galarraga brought up the lineup card this afternoon to Joyce, who was umpiring behind home plate. Joyce teared up and the two shared an emotional moment. Before that, Chevy gave Galarraga a Corvette for his perfect game that was but wasn't.
Craigslist Ad Of The Day
This Stanley Cup-inspired ad is one of the better ones I've seen lately. (Thanks to Tom, of Philly, for the link.)
Today's "Courting LeBron" Update
New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg, embarrasses himself by begging LeBron James to sign with the Knicks in this video, which is part of a newly announced "C'MON LEBRON" campaign.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Giorgia Palmas :: Getty Images
Giorgia Palmas is a model and TV star in Italy. She is also today's Lovely Lady of the Day.
Feud Update
Yesterday's A.M. Hot Clicks told you about the feud between Visanthe Shiancoe and Darren Sharper. Things got ugly when Shiancoe Tweeted a picture of Osama bin Laden and connected him to Sharper. The Saints safety responded with this: "ok homeboy you done went too far, making me out to be something that has brought this country alot of heartache. ... Imma bust you right under your chinstrap from the first play on. I don't care about the fine. F the money Imma do it for the red, white&blue ... And you'll see me cuz I'll be dressed in black & gold. Protect your neck that's all the warning you get."
SI Vault Photo Of The Day
The Denver Broncos's "Three Amigos," Ricky Nattiel, Mark Jackson and Vance Johnson, get snapped mid-dance.
Sports Video Of The Day
Since I heard from some Lakers fans who were not happy with Maria Menounos' one-sided take on the NBA Finals in today's A.M. Hot Clicks, here's a new (and pretty cool) Nike commerical that celebrates Kobe Bryant.

Bad Parking Video Of The Day
Here's the story behind this wild video. (Thanks to Adam Himelfarb, of Dallas, for the link.)

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