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Meet Eric Torpy. When sentenced to 30 years in prison for armed robbery and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, the Oklahoma man asked the judge to give him three more years, so he could serve the same number of years as Larry Bird's jersey. (Thanks to Derek, of New Orleans, for the link.)
He's Not Larry Legend For Nothing
Larry Bird :: Dick Raphael/Getty Images
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was invited to a Little League game by a young fan on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Phillips accepted the offer, commented on the overaggressive parents in the stands and took pics with the team.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa left the team while he recovers from having shingles. Pitcher Kyle Lohsepaid tribute to his skipper Thursday by bringing out the lineup card dressed as La Russa.
Jonathan, of San Jose, Calif., says, "Jimmy, how about actress Julia Voth for the Lovely Lady of the Day sometime? She was on a recent episode of Castle and I looked her up. Very nice." I agree, so she is getting today's LLOD honors.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Julia Voth :: Jim Ross/Getty Images
The Eastern Conference finals between the Bulls and Heat begin Sunday night at 8 pm on TNT. The game was supposed to be played on Tuesday but the NBA had to move it up because Oprah is taping her talk show at the United Center that day.
Oprah > NBA
Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell'Abate joined me this week to talk about his book, They Call Me Baba Booey, the Stern show, his infamous first pitch debacle and much more. Listen to it below or download it on iTunes.
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Meet the next Hulk Hogan. He's nine years old.
Wrestling Video Of The Day
I'm flying to Chicago next month for a little Yankees-Cubs. And I'll be doing this at the airport.
Airport Video Of The Day