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Marlins reliever Burke Badenhop did not have an at-bat in three seasons prior to his appearance at the plate last night against the Mets in the 11th inning of a 1-1 game. The pitcher proceeded to single in oufielderMike Stanton with the game-winning run. How upset were Mets fans by this turn of events? Well, you really need to see for yourself.
Enough To Make You Cry
Bruce Badenhop :: AP
Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks featured an impressive goal from Finland's Mikael Granlund during Friday's IIHF game against Russia. Finland won the championship on Sunday. Goalie coach Pasi Nurminen must have celebrated in a big way because this happened to him yesterday when he got off the team plane. (Thanks to Colin, of Toronto, and Wally, of Hamilton, Ontario, for the link.)
How Hard Did He Party?
If you want to know who will get the No. 1 pick in tonight's NBA Draft lottery, check out this video from The Basketball Jones.
Several readers have inquired about Kanye West getting caught kissing a woman named Caty Upton. To clarify, Caty Upton is not Kate Upton. And as Kate told me on my podcast a few weeks ago, she and Kanye are just friends. Plus, the SI model took to Twitter yesterday to end the speculation. More important than all this, Kate is back with a new photo gallery.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Kate Upton :: Joey Foley/Getty Images
Props To Dwyane Wade
If anyone reading this has any connection to Giants catcher Buster Posey, please let him know that Marisa Millerwould like to hug him.
Your Move, Buster
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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The only thing crazier than this hailstorm is the guy mowing his lawn during said hailstorm. (Thanks to Anthony, of Crown Point, Ind., for the link.)
Hailstorm Video Of The Day
For some reason, people are still experimenting with the Coke and Mentos rocket. I guess I can't complain if it leads to videos like this one. (Thanks to Ed McCarthyfor the link.)
Coke-Mentos Rocket Video Of The Day