shuasblog:

Members of the U.S. Naval Academy baseball team lip synching “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen.

It’s as fantastic as you’d hope.

Connection to this blog? They play baseball for Navy…tenuous, yes….but worth it.

That’s the place where all the shittiness happens,” said the child’s father, Lee Tendering, adding that the Cubs have been fucking up at Wrigley Field for almost 100 years. “Your grandpa used to take me here to watch the Cubs suck when I was a boy, and hopefully someday you’ll bring your son here to watch the Cubs suck.

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Chasing Hank Aaron

On April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron knocked an Al Downing fastball into the Atlanta Braves’ bullpen for home run number 715, making him the all-time leader, passing Babe Ruth. After he came around second base two young men ran up behind him, patted him on the back and fled the frame. The two 17-year-olds are now as connected with that home run as Aaron, Downing, announcer Vin Scully, and Braves pitcher Tom House, who caught the ball.

The boys, Britt Gaston (brown jacket) and Cliff Courtenay (navy sweater), were arrested and were bailed out by Gaston’s dad, who was at the game with them. It may be the best $100 ever spent.

The boys were lucky they were only arrested. The previous season and into April 1974 Aaron had received numerous death threats from those who felt a black man had no right to surpass the achievements of a white man. Aaron had even hired a bodyguard. Britton and Courtenay may just as easily been beaten to a pulp. But Aaron, after what appears to be a slight moment of panic, shrugged them off.

Britt Gaston, who passed away at the age of 55 on September 3, 2011, reunited with Courtenay and Aaron in 2010 for the first time in 36 years.

Source: Findagrave.com and ESPN

(Video of Aaron’s home run is courtesy of beefweef on YouTube.com and copyright of the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball.)

[Originally posted in 2011 and re-posted in honor of the 40th anniversary of Mr. Aaron’s home run.]

Matt Cain walking Batkid to the mound at AT&T Park to throw out the first pitch at today’s Giants-Diamondbacks game.
(In case you don’t remember Batkid.)
Image courtesy of @SINow

Matt Cain walking Batkid to the mound at AT&T Park to throw out the first pitch at today’s Giants-Diamondbacks game.

(In case you don’t remember Batkid.)

Image courtesy of @SINow

Vin Scully’s call of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run

Hank Aaron, 715

April 8, 1974

Hank Aaron at his press conference following the game where he passed Babe Ruth with home run 715.
The Braves beat the Dodgers 7-4. 
WP - Ron Reed
SV - Buzz Capra
LP - Al Downing
Photo courtesy tucec9.tumblr.com

Hank Aaron at his press conference following the game where he passed Babe Ruth with home run 715.

The Braves beat the Dodgers 7-4. 

WP - Ron Reed

SV - Buzz Capra

LP - Al Downing

Photo courtesy tucec9.tumblr.com

Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
April 8, 1974
Aaron went 1-3 with a walk, and the 2-run home run in the 4th inning off Al Downing. Darrell Evans was on first following a walk went Aaron went deep. Tom House caught the ball in the Braves bullpen.

Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

April 8, 1974

Aaron went 1-3 with a walk, and the 2-run home run in the 4th inning off Al Downing. Darrell Evans was on first following a walk went Aaron went deep. Tom House caught the ball in the Braves bullpen.

Mariano Rivera (left) and Andy Pettitte (right) throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Derek Jeter (2) and Jorge Posada
April 7, 2014
Yankee Stadium
Courtesy @KeithOlbermann

Mariano Rivera (left) and Andy Pettitte (right) throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Derek Jeter (2) and Jorge Posada

April 7, 2014

Yankee Stadium

Courtesy @KeithOlbermann

chicagocubs:

John Baker took it like a champ.

To re-cap the season thus far, the Cubs’ 5th starter has lost two games in relief, a player wore the wrong uniform, and the pitcher and catcher collided going for a pop-up.
This is the year!

chicagocubs:

John Baker took it like a champ.

To re-cap the season thus far, the Cubs’ 5th starter has lost two games in relief, a player wore the wrong uniform, and the pitcher and catcher collided going for a pop-up.

This is the year!

It’s just like Seinfeld. ‘You can TAKE the reservation, you just can’t HOLD the reservation.’
Howie Rose, Mets radio announcer, referring to the Mets’ inability to hold a lead having scored in the 1st inning of all three games this season. They lost the first two to the Nationals.

So the Tigers and Pirates are feeling pretty good about themselves.

Look out folks Astros and Marlins have their magic numbers down to 160!