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John Kruk goes to town on some BBQ ribs, uses Gatorade towel as napkin (Video)

John Kruk was on hand for ESPN’s coverage of the Home Run Derby on Monday, but he decided to do what he does best instead: eat.

Royals legend George Brett joined the broadcasting crew for several minutes and brought a taste of Kansas City with him. He shared a tray of Meat Mitch ribs with the group, and Kruk wasn’t bashful about helping himself. The rotund analyst shamelessly started sucking down the ribs and used a Gatorade towel to wipe himself off.

At least he acknowledged how ridiculous he became, saying at one point “I’m moving to Kansas City and I’m not coming home!”

The good news is at least Kruk shared the platter and allowed Orioles OF Adam Jones to sneak in a bone or two.

Denver beer company brewing Bryce Harper ‘Clown question, bro’ beer

From the moment Bryce Harper put a reporter in his place for asking a dumb question during the Nationals recent trip to Toronto, everyone knew great things were on the horizon. As you have likely heard, a reporter asked Harper on Tuesday if he planned to have a celebratory beer after Washington’s win over the Blue Jays since the drinking age is 18 in Toronto. Harper, who happens to be a Mormon, simply responded by telling him, “That’s a clown question, bro.”

The quote became an instant classic, and the Denver Beer Co. has already put it to good use. According to the Denver Westword, the brewing company has started brewing a Canadian lager called “Clown Question, Bro” that is set to be ready by June 25 when the Nationals visit the Rockies.

“Maybe he’ll come here, although he can’t drink it here,” Denver Brewing Co.’s Charlie Berger said. “It is definitely his favorite beer, and maybe we’ll serve it with a big red clown nose.”

No, it’s not his favorite beer since Harper’s religious beliefs prevent him from imbibing in alcoholic beverages. Still, the beer is another great way to cement that reporter’s question in infamy. First we have the Laser Show insisting he plans to let the reporter have it when the Red Sox go back to Toronto, and now this? As much as I used to hate Harper, this is actually starting to make the kid grow on me.

James Harden’s beard made of pineapple and fruit salad (Picture)

At some point we’re going to hit our James Harden beard saturation point, but we’re not quite there yet. We’ve seen his beard made into a cake, and put on the front of a building in OKC. Now we’re seeing it as a fruit salad made of pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, strawberry, and an orange slice. I don’t know about you, but I certainly see the resemblance.

Via Darren Rovell

Giants S Tyler Sash got a Jordan 11 shoe cake for his birthday (Pictures)

Tyler Sash is a huge sneakers guy, so for his birthday he got a cake that looked like Jordan 11 shoes. The Giants safety told LBS that his girlfriend had the cake made by the “Cake Boss,” and that she asked for it in the defending Super Bowl champs’ colors.

More pictures of the cake below:

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James Harden is now a cake (Picture)

You know how we know James Harden has officially made it? Is it because he was given the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award for the 2011-2012 season and has helped lead the Thunder to the Western Conference finals? That helps, but there’s more to it than that. As GiANT Impact CEO Jeremie Kubicek showed us on Twitter Tuesday night, Harden has been made into a cake by the folks at Homeland Stores.

As far as honorary cakes are concerned, this is one of the most detailed we’ve ever seen. Athletes have been made into cakes before, but they usually consist of a two-dimensional picture or portrait of the athlete on top. As you can see, this is Harden’s entire head (beard included) in cake form. This is more in line with the Robert Griffin III sandwich than anything else we’ve witnessed. Perhaps food artists are just that much more talented these days.

H/T Darren Rovell via Ball Don’t Lie
Photo credit: Homeland Stores

Jeffrey Loria commissioned a gorgeous replica Marlins Park cake for the team’s opener and it featured over 3600 crystals

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria commissioned a replica Marlins Park cake to celebrate the opening of the stadium on Wednesday. According to the Miami New Times, Loria wanted a cake that could feed 800 people. The fine folks at Divine Delicacies, which also created LeBron James’ birthday cake, were able to come through with this gorgeous masterpiece that also contained a retractable roof. Don’t ask me how they do it.

The Miami New Times has a few more details on the cake:

Divine Delicacies was notified in advance that it would be presented in Loria’s suite for his 50 VIP guests. It was made with red velvet, guava cream cheese, vanilla rum, and marble chocolate batters. And if four different flavors in one cake weren’t extravagant enough, the cake’s ballpark top even had a retractable ceiling.

Here are a few more pictures of the outstanding cake:

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Michael Strahan Gets a Gap-Toothed Birthday Cake (Picture)

There’s no better day to rip on a man than on his 40th birthday. You turn 40, you get ripped on. That’s how it works in our society. A 40th birthday party is a time for gag gifts and embarrassing stories. It sucks getting old, and it’s your friends’ job to let you know about it. In Michael Strahan’s case, it’s an opportunity to rip on a fun-loving guy for the massive gap between his front teeth. Check out the birthday cake that Strahan’s Fox colleagues got for him on Sunday, which was passed along by Shutdown Corner:

If turning 40 and having a gap between your two front teeth isn’t grounds for getting ragged on, what is?  Nicely done.