Daily Buzz: All hail the Royal Baby

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.


Britain is abuzz Monday with the news that Kate Middleton has gone into labor and a royal baby will soon join the population (update: It's a prince!). And that got us thinking, who are some of the biggest crybabies — or royal babies, if you will — in sports.

• It’s hard to start a list of royal babies without George Brett, an actual Royal baby who will forever be known as much for one hit that didn’t count as the 3,154 that did:

• Like Brett, John McEnroe’s career will also be defined for some by his reputation as a outburst-prone baby instead of his legacy as a seven-time singles Grand Slam champion:

• You don’t just get the name “Big Baby” without being, well, a big baby every once in a while:

• Terrell Owens joined this class when he got a little too emotional defending quarterback Tony Romo:

• We don’t need to defend our selection of Kyle Busch as NASCAR’s biggest crybaby, because he did it for us in this post-race interview:

• Brett Favre turned on the waterworks during one of his retirement speeches:

• Dick Vermeil was an emotional coach who was known to cry every once in a while, including here, after his final game as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs:

• At the college level, Adam Morrison couldn’t hold back the tears after a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA:

• And, of course, no list of royal babies would be complete without an appearance from Tim Tebow:

So congratulations to the new royal baby — you’ve got quite a reputation to live up to. Now, for some links that you may have missed over the weekend:

• Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison's excuse for barking at a police dog? The dog barked at him first.

• A man in Cuba is suing Yasiel Puig for $12 million.

• Brad Stevens' wife helped negotiate his new contract with the Boston Celtics.

• Jose Reyes got hit in a sensitive area with a pickoff throw:

• Mariano Rivera received a standing ovation at Fenway Park and a Boston steakhouse.

• If you are a football player planning to rob a house, it's probably best not to wear your team-issued sweatpants with your number on them.

• Here is a Twins batboy spinning a helmet like a basketball:

• Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck broke his upper and lower jaw… as part of a procedure to correct his sleep apnea.

• Here’s a baseball player getting taken out by a skydiver:

• Service dog alerts diabetic golfer to shifts in blood sugar levels.

• Rex Ryan is down to just 230 pounds and his waist size has shrunk from a 50 to a 36.

• Milwakuee:

• Manti Te'o has the highest-selling jersey among 2013 rookies. And a girlfriend in Niagara Falls.

• Two champions of progress, Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins pose for a photo:

• Another Blue Jays loss led pitcher Mark Buehrle to wonder if his team was overrated to begin with this season.

• This Arkansas supporter is no fan of LSU:

• Mike Brown has no hard feelings as he gets back to work with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

• Dick Vitale seems to have enjoyed this John Mayer concert:

• Unlike his brother Maurkice, Mike Pouncey doesn't seem particularly interested in speaking about his "Free Hernandez" hat.

Via Deadspin, this is why you don't laugh at people who flinch when a foul ball comes back at the net:

• White Sox OF Alex Rios was not pleased with manager Robin Ventura after Ventura benched him, so he responded with a grand slam the next night.

• An estimated 1,000 Montreal Expos fans stormed a Blue Jays-Rays game to make a statement about wanting the Expos to return.

• After not scoring a single run against the Brewers this weekend, the Miami Marlins have gone 37 innings without a run — the longest streak since 1985.

• Glen Perkins corrected the Cleveland Indians when they got his name wrong on Twitter:

• Jerry Jones says the NFL is " closer than ever" to a return to Los Angeles.

• The San Diego Union-Tribune has a great read on sportswriter Jill Lieber Steeg.

• The A-Rod saga drags on.

• The Stanley Cup went water skiing this weekend:

• Gal Mekel's journey has taken him from Israel to the Dallas Mavericks.

• No big deal, just Charl Schwartzel driving a 450-yard green:

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