Bruins visit Boston Children's Hospital, dress in really bad Star Wars outfits
The Bruins continued their tradition of visiting Boston Children's Hospital in Halloween outfits (my favorite being the Zdeno Chara bunny from 2012) on Wednesday. Unfortunately, their Star Wars outfits left much to be desired.
EDIT (11:55 a.m.): I did not do a good job with the blurb above. I should've mentioned that the players are doing a great thing by visiting the hospital. It makes a huge difference in the lives of the patients and more athletes should do the same. Just in different costumes.
World Series Round-Up
The Astros squeezed by the Dodgers 7-6 in a memorable Game 2. The series is now tied at 1-1. The game featured a bunch of late-inning home runs, a Dodgers fan crashing the Astros bullpen and free tacos for everyone thanks to a Cameron Maybin stolen base (redeem yours Nov. 1!). But the highlight was Vin Scully throwing out the first pitch with the help of some Dodgers legends.
Phil Ivey lost a $10.1 million court case because he used an "edge-sorting" technique during a high stakes game of Punto Banco. In a related story, I almost won a free lunch off co-worker Ben Eagle when the Celtics beat the Knicks on Tuesday, but he chickened out of the bet at the last minute.
Ashley Vee is (according to her Instagram profile) a "mommy, model, jetsetter and foodie." I like that type of diversity in a model (click for full-size gallery).
Someone is lying
A's catcher Bruce Maxwell, who kneeled during the National Anthem last month, claims he was denied service at a restaurant in Alabama because the waiter was a Trump supporter. The waiter, however, has a completely different story and I don't know who to believe.
Nice gesture but totally unnecessary
Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen went way above and beyond the protocol of asking permission to wear a certain number.
Gross moments in Starbucks drink orders
People really love their flavored syrups, and lots of it.
I don't understand how NBA players don't wear high tops
Big day for JFK conspiracy fans
Odds & Ends
Enjoyed this Andrew Perloff story on why Eagles fans shouldn't fall in love with Carson Wentz ... A double-lung transplant recipient performed the National Anthem before Monday's Mavs-Warriors game ... Watch: Isaiah Thomas makes guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU ... Stories behind the NHL's creepiest goalie masks ... Don't look now but the Nets are actually a fun team to watch this season ... Martavis Bryant says he was benched over Instagram comment ... There's no way Usain Bolt is faster than TerensPuhiri ... Arizona's QB coach learned a hard (and kinda funny) lesson about the dangers of gambling ... The top 25 albums of 1977 (try and guess three without looking) ... Twelve essential songs to remember Fats Domino ... How Seinfeldgot masturbation on prime-time television 25 years ago ... 10 best tech gifts for less than $50.
This cracked me up
Eric Gordon beats Sixers
George Springer loses head
Pop is the best
Stand by me
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