He actually lost it eating breakfast.
Sadly, this isn't nearly as cool as it seemed
Nationals rookie Spencer Kieboom finally got his first MLB home run on Tuesday in his 45th game and his big grin revealed something puzzling—a missing tooth.
Footage of Kieboom's at-bat shows him spitting out something big and white just before the dinger, leading many people—even the Nats broadcast crew—to assume that he spit out a tooth.
But unfortunately the thing you saw shooting out of his mouth in the clip above was just a particularly impressive loogie. It would be a bad thing if Kieboom just had teeth falling out of his head at random. He actually lost the tooth while eating breakfast.
Spencer Kieboom says he didn’t lose a tooth on the way to the plate. He lost a temporary tooth eating a baguette at breakfast.— Dan Gelston (@APgelston) September 11, 2018
That must have been a hell of a baguette.
The president and the starting striker
George Weah, the former World Player of the Year, was elected president of his native Liberia earlier this year. The national team was set to retire his No. 14 jersey on Tuesday at a friendly against Nigeria and the 51-year-old Weah shocked everyone by coming out of retirement to play in the game.
Weah's 18-year-old son Timothy suited up last night for the U.S. men's national team against Mexico.
You gotta be kidding me, Dez
It's a little unfair that Kevin Durant will always be the guy people associate with running burner accounts when it seems like there are actually a ton of athletes doing this.
The best example of this kind of thing is still FS1 trying to drum up support for Skip Bayless's new show.
Bits & Pieces
Here's a story I wrote two years ago about an Arena Football League team's logo that was supposed to debut on this date but did not—for very obvious reasons. ... Frank Gore is still in the NFL but his son is already receiving SEC scholarship offers. ... Hawaii plays a noon game at Army on Saturday—which is like playing at 6 a.m. after flying all the way from Hawaii. ... There are some crazy photos of Giraffes in snow after a freak spring snowstorm hit South Africa. ... Apple is dropping the new iPhone later today.
Someone's getting fired
At least it's the team colors
I love living in what is definitely not a nightmare
Welcome to the league, rookie
Five stars automatically
Coaching football should probably be considered some kind of mental illness
Pitt tight ends coach Tim Salem -- the man who opens a Mountain Dew and leaves it in the fridge overnight to enjoy flat the next morning -- hasn't left the team's facility since arriving early Sunday morning after the Penn State loss pic.twitter.com/XK5bdTFmh2— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) September 11, 2018
Stranger than fiction
How do baseball players keep coming down with this?
Astros reliever Brad Peacock has contracted hand, foot and mouth disease, A.J. Hinch said. He reported symptoms to the team after it arrived in Detroit yesterday. He flew back to Houston today. It’s uncertain how long he’ll be out.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) September 11, 2018
Alley-oop, football style
It's not a USA-Mexico game until someone starts talking trash
How to build an NHL rink
Kevin Hart talks with Isaiah Thomas
One of the craziest daredevil stunts I've seen
A good song
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