Hey Friend's,......... Today July 31, 2014,.....Last day of July! . WOW, feel's like time is just flying by. having a tough day, it really is a day to day thing!
Have lot's of this
Today July 28, 2014,.... have a Strong week Friend's,......... Moving really slow, I just don't want to sound like I'am complaining all the time, you no what I mean, doing Ok, never really great but Ok, working on getting my strengh back, I never really realized how long it take's.
you see this?
Eddie Vedder throwing the first pitch out at the Cubs game
Thank you Friend's for all the Support, Thought's & Prayers and love, it means more than you know!
Today July 25 2014, have a strong weekend! Today, Moving slow not to much pain, but Ok! May you have a Strong Day Friend's,....
My heart really go's out to the Netherlands MH17, so so sad. and another plane missing! have Doc. appt next week another check up.
kind of sleep walking through the day. I'am getting it back together, (the page.) just moving slow. for those who don't know,.... my tumer in my right kidney has gone into remmison, Yeah! I know!
My Doc. had me do another CT scan and they found I had a double Hernia, so it's been two weeks since the surgery, still getting my strengh back & mending,
So this is why I don't stay online that long, and when I do I go to Twitter and not facebook, I get confused so easy, I guess I go on facebook about twice a week. Just bare with me Friend's it's been a battle, my body is pretty beat up.
but I think Im winning the battle. I Thank you All for all the Support, your thought's and prayers have meat so much!
I really messed it up again, I don't no what I do? lost the whole page.
So I'am starting over, starting today July, 21 2014.
Just bare with me! I know, it suck's when I do this,..... Oh well.
Doing This,....... so medicated I'm Ok!
Corey Hart’s all-out effort earns a standing ovation from Roenis Elias.
This baseball was gone. And then Dustin Ackley brought it back.
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The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.
Lucas Duda to the plate… AANNDD IT’S GONE.
Mars rover sets out-of-this-world driving record
By Mike Wall, Senior Writer
NASA's Opportunity has now gone farther than any vehicle on the surface of another world. Previous record-holder »
NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars has now boldly gone farther than any vehicle has before on the surface of another world, space agency officials announced today (July 28).
As of Sunday (July 27), the Opportunity rover has driven 25.01 miles (40.2 kilometers) on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The distance record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles (39 km) on the moon back in 1973.
"Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," Opportunity project manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. "This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance. But what is really important is not how many miles the rover has racked up, but how much exploration and discovery we have accomplished over that distance." [Distances Driven on Other Worlds (Infographic)]
NASA / Via nasa.gov
Scientists have long known that early Earth was a turbulent place where asteroids regularly assaulted the planet's crust. But recently, scientist quantified just how intense that assault really was.
According to a new model, out July 30 in Nature, early Earth was "pummeled by an enormous flux of extraterrestrial bodies," wrote the authors. Earth could have been hit by up to four cosmic projectiles larger than 600 miles in diameter, just under the width of Texas. Three to seven more impactors were likely about half that size, but still capable of "global ocean vaporization," according to the researchers. That's not to mention all the "little" ones.
You can see how the planet would have looked in the GIF below:
The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony
Since everyone knows this is Derek Jeter's last season, teams are putting on special ceremonies (like they did with Mariano Rivera) for Jeets, where they give him gifts and make donations to his charity. Tonight is the last time Derek Jeter will be playing a regular season game in Texas (hey, you never know), so they brought out the big guns: cowboy boots and George W. Bush.
Jeter and 43 have an interesting bond that has clearly left an impression: in 2001, then President Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series, a little over a month after the September 11 attacks. Before heading out to the field, Jeter told him to throw from the mound and "don't bounce it because they'll boo you." In the video below you can see Bush mouth the words again.
Bush was also former Governor of Texas and one-time owner of the Rangers, so it's not exactly an impossible get for the Rangers, but good luck to whatever team tries to follow a surprise visit from a former President of the United States by giving Jeter a Sea-Doo or whatever.
Former First Lady Laura Bush with a little dancing.
Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup
Young'n in Giants jersey three feet away from ball is the true star of this GIF and sums up the kid in us all.
At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it. And yet, boom!
Jordy Mercer hit it to left field off Big Time Timmy Jim and the guy with the best chance of actually making the grab was reaching over from the woman's left. It looks like the ball just goes right through his fingertips. It then looks like it's going to hit her square in the face, all the while she just sort of grimaces, hoping against hope. She was fine—though the beer was lost forever—as security checked on her, and later gave the universal sign for either "home run" or "whoop-dee-doo."
It feels like this happens a lot more often than it should. Maybe we're all drinking too much at baseball games.
updated 7:07 AM PDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Israel calls up 16,000
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James Shields has fun with gum.
This Reds fan is pumped.
Eric Chavez was as smooth as they come.
Colby Lewis throws his hat into the ring for play of the night.
Jim Adduci: All out, all the time.
Manny Machado Threw Out Albert Pujols Because His Arm Is Outrageous
Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He just had to stretch into foul territory which, again, wasn't a problem because Pujols was barely in the frame. Just absurd and, even though we've seen him do this before, it never gets old.
Who is the Better Dancer: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
Peyton Manning danced at Denver Broncos training camp and Kenny Chesney was nowhere to be seen. The Broncos played “Rocky Top” over the loudspeakers while the team stretched, and Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Wes Welker all “got down.” KUSA has even more embarrassing footage if you like, but let’s focus on Peyton for a moment.
His moves are incomparable. He’s the greatest dancing quarterback of his generation in my humble opinion. The only QB that comes close is Tom Brady. The advanced stats (Beats Per Minute) say that Manning gets down at a higher rate and is a more efficient dancer overall. However, the eye test says that Brady has some pretty sweet moves of his own. Let’s look back at Brady dancing in Rio from 2011.
Pretty good – and he gets points for dancing on the road – but Manning is still #1 in my book. What do you think?
Bonus: Welker dance!
'Humanitarian window' under way in Gaza after U.N. facility hit
The Israeli military has authorized a four-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza, but it will not apply to the areas in which soldiers are operating, the Israel Defense Forces said. The time frame is 3 to 7 p.m. local (8 a.m. to noon ET).
[Previous story published 6:32 a.m. ET]
While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:
Dozens of deaths reported each day. Dwindling fuel and water supplies. And no electricity for countless civilians after Gaza's only power plant was struck and erupted in flames.
The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in northern Gaza and killed 20 people, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Inside a Hamas tunnel
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Clayton Kershaw hits Jimmy Kimmel in the face with a baseball
Let's put this on the record: Late-night TV talk shows would be much better if MLB pitchers showed up every night to hit hosts in the face with baseballs. It would be a reason, certainly, to put Jay Leno back on the air.
As of right now, only Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is on board with this. He had Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. Kimmel asked Kershaw to knock an apple off his head with a ball.
That's putting a lot of trust in Kershaw's command, which is plenty great, mind you. That's still just a daunting situation, whether it's Clayton Kershaw or Clayton Bigsby tossing the ball.
Kershaw, looking stiff in a fancy TV suit, didn't bring his best stuff. But he still managed to knock the apple off Kimmel's head — after hitting him in the face (!!) with the baseball.
Oops. The setup made it sound like they were using those soft baseballs the T-ball kids use and Kershaw wasn't throwing that hard, so there's no harm to Kimmel's handsome TV mug because of the beaning.
That swing. It’s just so beautiful.
Vin Scully will be back in 2015!
David Ortiz and Melky Cabrera are amusing themselves, I have no idea what's funny
Starlin Castro sac fly mercifully ends 6:27 game at 1:34 AM CT
Motorcyle cops lining the warning track is going to make defense interesting in San Francisco tonight
Rangers play defense badly, off the glove and off the head
Andrew McCutchen Doing the Risky Business Slide
Build The Tip, The Biggest Fan-Driven Project in Seahawks History
Build The Tip is a crowdfunding project by 12s and for 12s to create a lasting work of art that pays tribute to our beloved Seattle Seahawks and their amazing 2013 Super Bowl Championship season.
The vision for Build The Tip came from two die-hard Seahawks fans who believe Richard Sherman’s tipped pass to Malcolm Smith to win the NFC Championship was a moment so pivotal, awe-inspiring, and emblematic of everything great about the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team, that it should be immortalized for future generations of Seahawks fans to enjoy. The play will be captured in a magnificent bronze sculpture designed and built by local artist Kevin Pettelle. The sculpture will pay tribute to the entire Super Bowl XLVIII championship team by incorporating every 2013 Seahawk player.
Build The Tip is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks organization, Seattle city officials, and various local property owners to choose a location for the sculpture next to CenturyLink Field which will allows fans to enjoy and interact with The Tip on their way into home games.
Every dollar raised in the Build The Tip campaign above the cost of the project will be donated to charity.
plaque of 48
We will place a plaque on The Tip called the Plaque of 48, celebrating the people who made it possible to Build The Tip. This Plaque of 48 will feature four columns of 12 names.
Donate at least $12 today and YOU are eligible to win YOUR NAME on the Plaque of 48!
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Tue July 29, 2014
Israeli PM: Prepare for 'protracted campaign'
Fighting in Gaza intensifies
Gaza authorities report more deaths, including eight children. Meanwhile, 10 Israeli soldiers were killed Monday, the military said. FULL STORY
CNN reporter's close call in Gaza Exclusive look in Hamas tunnels
How Gaza cease-fire faltered Just who is Hamas?
Photos: Israel's ground offensive
Fugitive featured on 'The Hunt'
You never know who might show up on #Mariners Snapchat!
Melky destroyed a windshield tonight at Fenway.
Uh, not much more to add here.
Ian Ziering. Nailed it.
Andrew McCutchen, pleasure to meet your acquaintance.
This double play is dripping style and swag.
A tip of the cap to losing yours on this play, Josh Reddick.
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Water hydrates the #walkoff celebration in Miami.
One heckuva fan grab.
Sometimes you just need to break a bat over your knee. Ya know?
Here's your What The, for today!
Japanese Martial Arts Star Breaks 10 Blocks with Her Head, Throws Out First Pitch
Takeda Rina, the 23-year-old star of such films as High Kick Girl!, Karate Girl and Dead Sushi, threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s Chiba Lotte Marines vs Seibu Lions game in Japan. Fittingly she broke 10 blocks with her forehead before throwing to her pitch to the catcher … and four furry mascots behind home plate.
I think that sentence was also written in the original draft of Abner Doubleday’s first rules of baseball.
Metta World Peace Shoved Two Guys During a Venice Summer League Game
This has to be the scariest moment of this dude’s life. You’re in a summer basketball league, thinking pretty highly of yourself because some pros actually run with you sometimes. Metta World Peace – formerly named “Ron Artest” when he ran into the stands to fight fans in Detroit during an NBA basketball contest – misses a layup and appears to shove your teammate down in frustration. You instinctively walk over to stick up for your teammate and.
Suddenly, Metta World Peace – all 6’7″, 250-pounds of him – gives you a one-armed, close-fisted shove to the jaw. In the NBA, this is going to replay and Metta is probably getting a flagrant-2 and an escort to the locker room. In the streets? You fake an ankle injury on the next play and hope nobody throws any cups onto the court.
updated 7:15 AM PDT, Mon July 28, 2014
'When it is quiet in Israel,
it will be quiet in Gaza'
Israeli official: 'The equation is simple'
The Palestinian and Israeli ambassadors to the U.N. expressed disappointment over a Security Council statement, which included calling for an immediate cease-fire. FULL STORY
Israel: Errant mortar hit school Netanyahu: Hamas fooling world
Blogger: Hamas not to blame
SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF
Wrecks, rats, roaches
Life on the Sierra Madre Sierra Madre: The journey
David Ortiz's three-run home run would be all the Red Sox needed in yesterday's 3-2 win over Tampa. But he couldn't have known that at the time—it was the third inning—yet Ortiz flipped his bat like he had just won a game, setting off yet another war of words with the Rays.
''I don't know what makes him think that he can showboat the way he does, and then nobody retaliates,'' said Rays pitcher Chris Archer. (This isn't really the point here, but I'll tell him exactly why Ortiz thinks that—because no one does retaliate. If Archer was so pissed off about the bat flip, he could have retaliated when he faced Ortiz again in the fifth.)
''Nobody looks at him in a funny way or pitches him inside. I don't know why he feels like that, but obviously he feels the way David [Price] said he does — he feels like he's bigger than the game. He feels like the show is all about him.''
Archer was referring to David Price's comments about Ortiz thinking he is "bigger than the game," after a couple of bench-clearing dustups back in May. A couple of beefs that themselves echo back to Price's frustrations with Ortiz admiring his home runs in the playoffs last season. The Rays-Red Sox rivalry is a long-running show, and let no one say Ortiz doesn't embrace his role.
"Whatever, dude," Ortiz said. "There's always going to be comments out there. He's not the right guy to be saying that, I think. He's got two days in the league, and to be bitching and complaining about stuff like that."
(This was Archer's 48th career start. Details, details; that's some quality big-timing.)
The company line on anything regarding baseball's unwritten rules remains the same: You don't like a guy pimping his homers? Don't let him hit homers. But I'm happy to have any new chapter in Rays-Red Sox, baseball's best and most authentic rivalry. And if it involves David Ortiz, who this year seems to be embracing his heel role? Even better. These two teams meet next on Aug. 29.
Jackie Bradley Jr. — speed burst.
Tip of the Cap Play, presented by New Era.
Munenori Kawasaki Over the shoulder + basket = wow.
You know who’s good? This Andrelton Simmons fellow.
Not totally sure, but he MIGHT need some new lumber for next game.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Sun July 27, 2014
Hamas agrees to
Not long after Israel resumed its offensive in Gaza today, Hamas said it agreed to a 24-hour U.N.-mediated cease-fire. FULL STORY
Photos: Israel's ground offensive West Bank erupts in violence
Israel-Hamas conflict explained Has Gaza coverage been fair?
Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels
Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.
Yasiel Puig hit three triples and a double last night and made it look pretty damned easy. He finished the night 4-5 and became the second Dodger to hit three triples in one game and the first to do it since 1901. The last guy to hit three triples in one game was Denard Span did it for the Twins in 2010.
Johnny Manziel has the hottest jersey in the NFL. Cleveland Browns fans — and LeBron James — just couldn’t wait to get their grubby little paws on a new No. 2 and wear it for all it’s worth.
Some are going above and beyond the call of duty and adding their own custom additions.
Like this guy at Browns training camp today.
He’s either playing on Manziel’s nickname or is a giant Matthew Lesko fan.
No matter his motivation, the results speak for themselves. Clearly no expense was spared in creating this high-quality masterpiece.
Considering the speed with which the Browns organization gathers news, they’ll likely become aware of this gentleman’s garb sometime around Thanksgiving.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Sat July 26, 2014
2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Passenger records dramatic raid
A passenger got dramatic video as a police tactical team stormed onto a jet and ordered passengers to get their hands up, after the flight returned to Toronto because of an alleged threat. FULL STORY
'Heads down! Hands up!' World unrest raises travel tension
Opinion: It's safe to fly
The success of the Seahawks and Sounders FC on the field has helped lead to the addition of a third Pro Shop at The Landing in Renton - the city where the Seahawks are headquartered and close to where the Sounders practice. Read More
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Fri July 25, 2014
Air Algerie jet 'disintegrated'
At least 116 dead
Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in northern Mali, France said. Flight 5017 was carrying 116 people when it went down. FULL STORY
Opinion: Despite crashes, flying safe 48 killed in Taiwan crash | Photos
How flight attendants keep going
Blast seen on video 5 reasons the West should worry
Islamic State militants destroy one of Iraq's most-revered shrines, said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. 'Turned to dust' »
Shooting at Pennsylvania hospital leaves one dead, two wounded
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in a treatment room at Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate KYW-TV.
Whelan said it appears an outpatient psychiatric patient shot and killed the caseworker, and the doctor, who was carrying his own weapon, shot the patient. Authorities said they did not know why the patient opened fire.
He identified the patient as Richard Plotts of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and the caseworker as Theresa Hunt of Pennsylvania.
The doctor, Lee Silverman, was grazed by a bullet but otherwise not injured, Whelan said. Plotts was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the district attorney said
Witnesses described a chaotic scene as numerous law enforcement officers descended on the hospital.
"The scene looked like a small army. It was very surreal but it was comforting that if something happens this severe and we can come together," said Rohan Hepkins, mayor of nearby Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
"The police came in droves and they locked down everything. They chased everybody on the inside and then we (saw) a SWAT team come in," a bystander told CNN affiliate KYW.
CNN's Dominique Dodley, Christy Lenz, Chelsea Carter and Rob Frehse contributed to this report
Hm. Probably not where he intended that throw to go.
The one-handed fan catch. Well done, sir.
Being immortalized as a GIF is sometimes better than catching a home run ball.
Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle
Mark Reynolds was a guest on MLB Network's Yukfest Live with human balloon-from-the-supermarket-checkout-line Kevin Millar and Chris Rose Wednesday afternoon and got himself videobombed by Carlos Gomez. This was no run-of-the-mill videobomb, though, Gomez was dressed up as Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We might finally have an explanation for this bizarre novelty shirt that looks like a pizza stain.
The hosts spent a few minutes trying to guess who was in the Leonardo costume, eventually asking to see him move his hips, which led to the dance moves you see above.
Gomez eventually broke the cardinal sin of stuffed costume-wearing and removed his Leonardo head to cool off. I think he also tried to smell the back of Reynolds's head? I dunno, baseball players are weird, man.
Gomez apparently obtained and wore the costume because his son asked him to, which is a pretty Cool Dad move on his part.
Ryan Raburn Defensive Meltdown Leads To Easiest Inside-The-Parker Ever
We've seen bad defense from Ryan Raburn before, but this is really something.
For at least the second time in his career, the outfielder (now with the Indians) allowed a man to circle the bases entirely due to defensive miscues. The beneficiary this time was Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, and it broke a 0-0 tie in the eighth inning.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Thu July 24, 2014
Answering the call: Americans fight for Israel
750 Americans now serve with IDF
The U.S. government doesn't discourage those wanting to join, but some question why they would choose the IDF as opposed to the American military. FULL STORY
NEW U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel NEW Airstrikes drop, death toll soars
Bloomberg gets testy with Wolf What they want: Israel | Hamas
The aircraft vanishes from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso with 116 people on board. Sandstorm in area »
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.
APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso, although other officials gave other timings, adding to confusion about the fate of the flight and where it might be.
Dozens die in militant attack on convoy carrying Iraqi inmates
An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq. Vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad, the capital. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.
Baghdad (CNN) -- Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.
At least 58 inmates died in the suicide attack and eight security force members were injured.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed it was carried out by fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamist group has gained control of large swaths of the two Mideast nations.
Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives
Who is the ISIS?
Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull
Ruben Tejada left today's Mets-Mariners game in Seattle after being hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker.
It's the second HBP in 24 hours for Tejada, who stayed in last night's game after being hit in the hand. Let's all applaud ROOT Sports in Seattle for the sponsored "I'm lovin' it" super-mo camera.
Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing
THIS is what happens when you play with your food.
Best friends forever.
Jordy Mercer turns a base hit into two outs.
This looked like a single off the bat. Then Miguel Rojas happened.
Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash
By Jason Hanna and Ashley Fantz, CNN
(CNN) -- As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.
At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane, which happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported.
CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.
Witnesses said they saw homes on fire, the affiliate said.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Some media reports said the plane was making a crash landing prompted by strong winds from Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan early Wednesday, according to CNA.
The plane, an ATR 72, had taken off from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, CNA reported. The Penghu Islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast.
There were 54 passengers and four crew aboard the flight, said Jean Shen, the director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, at a press conference.
Typhoon Matmo threatens mudslides in Taiwan
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
Day of mourning
Bloomberg flies to Israel Human shields? Photos
Seahawks Mascot Blitz Stutter-Steps, 49ers Fan Falls Like A Sack Of Potatoes
The bounce. The bounce is what makes this particularly humiliating for the San Francisco fan and absolutely wonderful for the rest of us. That it comes as he tries to adjust his pants while a furry mascot crosses him up is but a delicious, added bonus.
The video is not embeddable, but you can watch the whole thing over at NFL.com, which you should obviously do because look at that guy bounce! Once he hits the deck, there is at least an inch, maybe six, between his body and the ground before he slams back down again, this time with his face giving his body a little bit of a break. While all this is happening, the Seahawks mascot is hot-dogging and taunting his way to a "touchdown" in a parking lot or something. Just a brutal moment to have caught on camera.
Sometimes you gotta blame it on the bat.
Aaron Hill seals a victory for the Diamondbacks in style.
Brett Gardner gives a fan a souvenir, hysteria ensues.
This is Munenori Kawasaki’s first MLB start at third base. *Drops mic*
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That tarp may be able to stop the rain, but it can’t stop Freddie Freeman from making this grab!
Jack White: Rock icon, baseball aficionado.
It's the party of the century and Jack White is turned all the way up to 11 for it.
"Jack White and the Chicago Cubs Experience" has kind of a nice ring to it for a band name, too. Kind of a throwback to another guitar-driven artist. Anyway, it's much better than "Jack White Is Either Shitting Himself Or Thinking About Patrick Carney," or "The Raconteurs."
Your Ah moment.
Drowsy Baby Too Tired To Watch Blue Jays Get Blown Out
It's OK, little Blue Jays baby. We understand if you're tuckered out. You had an exhausting day that presumably included eating, keeping your head upright, and screaming. Besides, the Blue Jays aren't going to pull off a 13-run comeback. It's the eighth inning. Go to sleep.
Chase Headley Meets New Team Mid-Game, Hits Walk-Off Single In 14th
That's newly-acquired Yankees third baseman Chase Headley meeting his new coaches and teammates for the first time since he was traded from the Padres earlier in the day. He had to catch a flight from Chicago, where San Diego was set to play the Cubs, so he was not expected to get to the stadium on time—Joe Girardi said he might be available off the bench—but he got to the Bronx around 7:30 p.m. and eventually made his way to the dugout.
It was a pretty weird scene, Headley working his way down the dugout, shaking hands and introducing himself to pitching coach Larry Rothschild, first base coach Mick Kelleher, and the rest of his team for the first time while the game was going on. Amazingly, he did not enter the game until the eighth inning and wound up with four at bats.
Is This Adult Stealing a Baseball from a Kid? A Special Report.
Recently, the above GIF has been appearing on numerous Japanese sites. Commenters have been criticizing the woman based only on this animated image. But what's going on? Time to delve deeper.
The incident happened recently at a game between the Yokohama DeNA Baystars and the Chunichi Dragons. The Baystars are owned by mobile game company DeNA. The Chunichi Dragons, of course, appeared in Mr. Baseball.
This Ronaldo GIF Is Stupefying, Perfect
The Japanese Air Force will never be our reliable ally in the Pacific Rim.
There is surely an explanation, but just watch this for one moment, unadulterated by context, and enjoy it. It's wonderful. The inexplicable behavior from the host and Ronaldo's 1,00 yard stare momentarily interrupted by a blink that says what the actual fuck? Amazing.
OK, so, context: Ronaldo went on a Japanese television show and brought with him some kind of device for "facial fitness." He also brought some other massaging tool that looked like an upside down phallus and rubbed it on a lady's face. And, yeah, he stood next to a shirtless, life-size picture of himself for pretty much the whole time.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Tue July 22, 2014
'Real heart of this tragedy' 298 lives cut short
Photo 1 of 8: Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a rower at Indiana University in Bloomington.
298 lives cut short
A nun, a top AIDS researcher, an international athlete and a family on vacation. They are among the dead on Flight 17. FULL STORY
Ukraine: How did we get there? Ukraine: Russian officer shot it down
Russia's take on what happened Who are the pro-Russian rebels?
Opinion: Don't blame the airline 5 unanswered questions | CNN poll
Cheating death twice on 1 airline
Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin
'Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child,' Hans de Borst writes
Hans de Borst takes to social media to cope with the loss of his 17-year-old daughter on Flight MH17. 'Life is ruined' »
A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has penned an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the letter posted to Facebook, Hans de Borst wrote that his daughter, Elsemiek de Borst, had planned to become an engineer.
"Elsemiek would next year take her final exam, along with her best friends Julia and Marina, and she did well in school," de Borst wrote. "She then wanted to go to TU Delft to study engineering, and she was looking forward to it! She is suddenly no more! From the air she was shot in a foreign country where a war is going on."
Elsemiek, he wrote, was traveling from The Hague to Malaysia with her mother (de Borst's ex-wife), brother and stepfather on MH17. She was one of 193 Dutch victims of the crash. The Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam was shot down over the Russia-Ukraine border, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
"Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child," de Borst wrote. "Gentlemen of the above, I hope you're proud of including her and her young life was shot up too, and you can look in the mirror!
"Thanks again," he added, signing the letter: "Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst from Monster, whose life is ruined."
De Borst wasn't the only grieving Dutch parent to address Putin.
"Mr. Putin, send my children home," Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend, Daisy Oehlers, were among those killed in the crash, told Sky TV. "Send them home. Please."
Fredriksz-Hoogzand told the Associated Press she was appalled at the way the crash site was being handled.
"I am not a politician," she said on Sunday. "But I know for sure that Mr. Putin can do something.
"No words can describe it," Fredriksz-Hoogzand continued. "Bodies are just lying there for three days in the hot sun. There are people who have this on their conscience. There are families who can never hold the body of a child or a mother."
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