Braves have fireworks flub; Jessica Sutton is Fox-y
O SAY CAN YOU SINGE
Fireworks at a baseball game are awesome, even if they result in an occasional mishap, but what the Braves did on Tuesday — accidentally torching an American flag during pregame introductions — may have stadium officials around the league rethinking where and when they set them off.
HOME OF THE BRAVE
Your feel-good story of the day comes from the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, which had Sharks coach Roy Sommer’s son, Marley, who has Down syndrome and is autistic, perform an emotional national anthem before the team’s game:
SCRIMP AND SAVE
Sticking with hockey, Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made one of the most ridiculous saves you’ll ever see in a shootout against Daniel Alfredsson of the Red Wings, while Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj knocked a puck into his own net to lose to the Blackhawks in overtime.
The baseball season is still quite green, and Ryan Zimmerman can barely throw from third to first on two feet, but Andrelton Simmons’ throw-out of Travis d’Arnaud on Wednesday night has got to be an early candidate for play of the year:
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
Sorry to harsh your mellow, Super Nintendo die-hards, but Pete Holmes shows us what Mario would be like if it were played in real life:
(Also, Holmes’ interview with Dikembe Mutombo was pretty great too.)
PINK HAIR, DON’T CARE
Caroline Wozniacki, fluorescent hair and all, caddied for boyfriend Rory McIlroy at the Masters par-3 competition on Wednesday, where she sunk a long, twisting, downhill putt on Augusta’s fabled greens. (The results were certainly more favorable than last year’s.)
Which ridiculous sac fly is more impressive, Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton tagging up and scoring on a pop-up behind second base?
Or A’s prospect Billy Burns scoring from second on a fly ball to deep center?
BOYS WILL BOOT ‘BOYS
PUT ON THE HEADSET
Think you’re the next Gus Malzahn? Want to coach Arkansas State in the football team’s spring game? Well, the honor could be yours, and bidding is open, starting at the low price of $2,500. (If that’s too much pressure, you could always just call a play for Georgia in their spring game, instead.)
FOX-Y LADY OF THE DAY
MMA ring girl Jessica Sutton gets today’s Fox-y Lady honors: