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JERRYBALL

April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014

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April 28, 2014

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SPORTS MEDICINE
KENTUCKY DERBY
  • Once upon a time two no-name owners plowed their money into a no-name filly, who bred a colt that would one day—this day—become the wonder of the horse racing world and return its trainer to Churchill Downs for the first time in nearly 60 years. California Chrome's journey is the best kind of Kentucky Derby story

WORLD CUP 2014
  • URUGUAY WILL BE THE SMALLEST COUNTRY AT THE WORLD CUP; IRAN WILL BE THE LONGEST SHOT. THEN THERE IS THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC, WHICH SAW ITS CAPITAL CITY BOMBED TO BITS IN A BLOODY CIVIL WAR. FROM THAT RUBBLE EMERGED A BRAVE BAND OF BARNSTORMERS WHO PAVED THE WAY TO A HISTORIC MOMENT THIS SUMMER IN BRAZIL

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On July 5 the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets Class A affiliate, will host Seinfeld Night in honor of the sitcom's 25th anniversary. If the cast members took the field, here's what positions they'd play.

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PLAYERPOSITIONSKINNY
Jackie Chiles2BKing of double-talk, can turn the triple play—Outrageous! Egregious! Preposterous!
Elaine BenesSSA sponge on D, but oft-fined for being out of uniform (Orioles hat).
Keith Hernandez1BHonorary cast member never got to home but knew there had to be a second spitter.
Estelle CostanzaRFShrill housewife has a gun—she's had George pegged for years—and she's "out there."
Kenny Bania3BAt the hot corner Seinfeld's comedic nemesis flashes a glove that is gold, Jerry, gold!
NewmanCSquatty postman practices his pegs to second by tossing mail to the wrong address.
Jerry SeinfeldLFSprint champ has good speed; show ran for nine years, and he played the field the entire time.
George CostanzaCFNatural spot for the Yankees' employee who wanted to name his kid after Mickey Mantle's number.
Cosmo KramerPFire-haired fireballer owns the inside half; beaned Joe Pepitone at fantasy camp.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Astros celebrated the April 16 major league debut of one of their top prospects, rightfielder George Springer, by misspelling his name on the scoreboard during his first at bat.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONCHRIS HASTON/NBCU PHOTO BANK/GETTY IMAGES (SEINFELD, GEORGE, ELAINE, KRAMER, ESTELLE); JOEY DELVALLE/NBCU PHOTO BANK/GETTY IMAGES (BANIA, NEWMAN, CHILES); E. DOUGHERTY/GETTY IMAGES (HERNANDEZ)PHOTO@SPORTSPICKLE/TWITTER.COM (SCOREBOARD)