Big Hurt gets a little emotional; Jessica Sulecki is Fox-y
Frank Thomas, aka "The Big Hurt," was overcome with emotion Sunday afternoon as he stood at the podium in Cooperstown during his enshrinement at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Watch his heartwarming speech here.
Meanwhile "The Professor" Greg Maddux, an unimposing presence who efficiently carved up hitters en route to four Cy Young awards and 355 career wins, told a fart joke during his remarks. Maddux also joked about his amusement when his catchers would get dinged in the face by foul tips. Braves manager Bobby Cox gave an entertaining speech as well.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother delivered the backhanded compliment of the year.
On Saturday, the Rockies handed out jerseys at Coors Field bearing All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s name, only his name was misspelled. The following day, Tulowitzki, currently on the disabled list with a sports hernia and receiving treatment on the East Coast, turned up at Yankees game in the Bronx. If you go there, the trade rumors will come.
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And by colorful, I mean off-color but humorous.
Not only did he pose, but he was the only of the three to stare directly at the camera for the shot. See how the photo came together here.
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On the 20th anniversary of the movie, the actor who played Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) returned to Minneapolis to relive the magic. "I can’t help but follow them," Edwards said of the Twins. "My dad is a big Giants fan, so I kind of inherit all my sports allegiances from my dad. But the Twins are definitely No. 2."
In case you missed it, The Jacksonville Suns and Birmingham Barons mixed it up not once but twice in the top of the ninth inning Friday night for what lasted nearly 20 minutes and resulted in six ejections.