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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Tony Kemp Makes Clutch Play to Save Justin Verlander

Tony Kemp to the rescue. 

Tony Kemp to the rescue

Do you notice anything unusual about the celebration at home plate here after Tyler White’s walk-off homer for the Astros yesterday afternoon against the A’s.

Tony Kemp threw a plastic bucket of gum high in the air during the mayhem but soon realized it was a bad idea, so he sprung into action. 

Kemp tweeted later that he was specifically trying to save the team’s ace, Justin Verlander. 

At 5' 6" and 165 pounds, Kemp is one of the smallest players in baseball, so he must have been glad to get a chance to show off his hops. 

Phil Hughes scoffs at your “baseball cathedrals”

Phil Hughes, recently released by the Padres, made a whole lot of enemies in Boston and Chicago yesterday by thumbing his nose at Fenway and Wrigley. 

It sounds like Hughes wasn’t taking into account the experience of fan watching the game, he’s just upset that those parks don’t have nice amenities for visiting players.

He spent much of his Wednesday replying to people on Twitter who disagreed with him before closing the debate with this:

College football is back!

The biggest game of the night is, uhhh, UCF vs. UConn, but college football season begins in earnest tonight with a slate of 12 games. You can find all of SI’s Week 1 picks right here

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Thanks to reader Jeremy for passing this along. 

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