Fat fan at Rays game faceplants going for foul ball (GIF)

GIF: Cowboys fan does a face plant, bally-flop at the Trop. (... on Twitpic

There is so much gold in this GIF I just love it.

What we’re looking at here is an overweight fan at the Rays-Yankees game on Friday night who went over the railing and landed on the field trying to get a foul ball during the 7th inning.

What part of the GIF did you like best?

Rays fan

Was it the fact that the dude is wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt to a Rays-Yankees baseball game? His light blue visor styled backwards? The way he flipped over and landed straight on his face? Or how his jiggly belly became exposed as he went man overboard?

I’m going with E, all of the above.

Tipster Arsen D. also says the fan was kicked out but, hey, at least he got a souvenir for his troubles!

GIF via @corkgaines

Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off a baseball (Video)

During Friday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Martin Maldonado did something he will be able to tell people about for the rest of his life.

martin-maldonado-knocks-cover-off-baseballIn the top of the sixth inning, the 27-year-old catcher hit a ground ball to Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, which in itself doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy. The condition of the bouncing ball, however, is the story because Maldonado knocked its cover off. Seriously.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen that before.

The best part might be watching Alvarez throw the ball across the diamond with the cover flopping around. All that’s missing from Maldonado’s reaction at first base is a shrug as if to say, “Welp.”


Nick Calathes suspended 20 games, tested postive for breast cancer drug Tamoxifen

Nick CalathesMemphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for a violation of the league’s drug policy.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news and says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter supplement he was taking.

Woj adds that a source tells him there was no trace of steroids or PED in his positive test and that “there was no intent” by Calathes to violate the policy.

Calathes’ 20-game suspension starts immediately and takes him out for the Grizzlies’ upcoming playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Calathes provides depth in the Grizzlies’ backcourt and has averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 16.5 minutes per game this season.

Tamoxifen is used to block the spread of breast cancer.

Ike Davis traded to Pirates for Zack Thornton and PTBNL

Ike Davis MetsThe New York Mets finally made a move with Ike Davis and traded their first baseman to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Pittsburgh Tribune writer Rob Biertempfel says the Pirates dealt relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later to New York in return for Davis.

Davis was in a position crunch at first with the Mets and sharing time with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin. A former first-round pick by the organization out of Arizona State, Davis had an excellent rookie campaign in 2010. He 33 doubles and 19 home runs that season. He hit 32 home runs in 2012, but his average was a meager .227.

Davis was sent down to the minor leagues last season amid some struggles, and he had been shaky this season despite hitting a walk-off grand slam two weeks ago. This should allow him to receive some regular playing time, and it will also open things up for Duda with the Mets.

Thoronton is a reliever who turns 26 next month. The Ventura College and Oregon transfer has a 3.04 ERA and 285 strikeouts in 252 career minor league innings. He was 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis this season.

Floyd Mayweather takes cruel Instagram shot at ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson

If you’re wondering why Shantel Jackson broke up with Floyd Mayweather, look no further than what happened over Instagram Wednesday as an example of why.

Floyd — or whomever is running his Instagram account — decided to take a shot at Miss Jackson by posting an unflattering photo of her and facetiously labeling it at his “#WCW,” which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday (an Instagram game of sharing your female crush on Wednesdays):

Floyd Mayweather Instagram Shantel Jackson

Miss Jackson, who was together with Floyd for around four years before breaking up with him a year ago, posted the photo shared by her ex-boyfriend and added the following commentary:

“What woman doesn’t have a day like this. This reason why I left!!! It’s been a year now. Don’t you have a fight coming up.”

Exactly. Doesn’t Floyd have better things to do than post ugly pictures of his ex-girlfriend? He really is so petty.

Don’t worry Miss Jackson, we have your back. Here are some photos of Shantel looking mighty fine:

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Brandon Phillips gets USA goalie Molly Schaus with great photobomb

Brandon Phillips photobomb

Brandon Phillips pulled off one heck of a photobomb before Friday’s game at Wrigley Field.

The Cincinnati Reds second baseman got way up in the air and did a jumping jack type of motion to get in the background of a picture taken by Team USA hockey goalie Molly Schaus, who was at the Cubs-Reds game with a few friends. Schaus, who is in the middle of the photo, joked that Phillips must do box jumps to get that kind of air.

Phillips actually left the game with back spasms after tweaking his back on a swing against Jeff Samardzija in the first inning. With the pregame warmup routine he displayed, we’re surprised he wasn’t already completely loose.

Via @Reds

Michigan football schedule includes Rose Bowl, snubs Ohio State, Michigan State

Brady HokeMichigan’s football program is going bold with its in-house schedule once again.

Some media members took a look around the newly revamped Schembechler Hall this week, and a few noted some interesting aspects of the football schedule posted within the facility. As they have been doing under Brady Hoke, Ohio State is listed as “Ohio” and Michigan State is just “State.” Additionally, the team included the Rose Bowl on the schedule:

While calling Ohio State “Ohio” seems like a fun idea, it’s been a while since the Wolverines have beaten their rival, as this countdown clock can attest:

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