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David Ortiz pimped the ever loving s— out of this home run (Video)

David Ortiz home runDavid Ortiz is a king of the long ball and master of the bat flip.

The Boston Red Sox DH crushed a 3-run home run in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Rays, and he pimped it hard core.

Ortiz took the ball deep, gave a fantastic bat flip, a nod of approval for his job well done, and then he began walking towards first base. This angle captures it even better:

Ortiz already takes forever to circle the bases on his home run trots, but this seemed extreme even by his standards. Rays fan Cork Gaines says Ortiz took 10 seconds just to get to first. This GIF seems to confirm that stat:

The whole trot probably took him about 30 seconds. I think he did it just to tick off David Price.

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Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes in major brawl (Video)

10 players were ejected from Saturday night’s Triple-A baseball game between the Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes after the teams got in a brawl that took place right in front of onlookers behind home plate.

The fight occurred during the top of the second inning of the game. One of the people ejected was Reno manager Phil Nevin.

KOLO-TV reporter Ben Ross in Reno explains what led up to the fight:

Look at this camera view of the fight. It’s rare you get one this close:

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Troy Tulowitzki’s name misspelled on Rockies giveaway T-shirts

The Colorado Rockies held a Troy Tulowitzki T-shirt giveaway on Saturday night, but there was one problem — the shirt manufacturer misspelled the star shortstop’s name:

Troy Tulowitzki misspelled shirt

As if it weren’t bad enough that fans don’t get to see Tulo because he’s on the DL, now they’re stuck with a misspelled last name on the shirt. What, like Tulowitzki is a tough name to spell?

Actually, this might not be a bad thing. Sometimes mistakes make items better collectibles. Horray for the first 15,000 fans who got this bum shirt!

Photo: Twitter/PurpleRow

Bartosz Huzarski posts remarkable photo of his legs after stage 18 of Tour de France

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I can’t imagine how grueling one stage of the Tour de France is, let alone participating in 21 of them over three weeks. To say one of cycling’s more well known races is a test of physical endurance would be a mild understatement.

Stage 18 of this year’s Tour de France took place on Thursday and covered 145.5 km (90.4 mi). Poland’s Bartosz Huzarski completed the stage in 4 hours, 15 minutes, good for 31st place out of 164 cyclists.

As you can probably guess, it takes quite a toll on your legs to pedal for 90+ miles. After the race, Huzarski posted the above photo to his Facebook page showing the effects the stage on had on his legs.

The 33-year-old elaborated a bit on their state, saying:

“For me it’s totally not a revelation, because I can see this view – maybe not everyday – but still often, especially after a hard race at high temperature, Huzarski said via Metro UK.”

“People write and think different things, “that is impossible”, “that is not normal”, “it is unhealthy”, refer to doping, etc …”

“Of course I will not have legs like Victoria’s Secret models, or Mary from a nearby vegetable shop, or anyone working in an office who does a 10km bike ride or an hour run three times a week. Unfortunately it does not work like that and this what you see in the picture. It is not unhealthy.”

After Stage 20, Huzarski is in 68th place with a cumulative time of 89 hours, 35 minutes, 52 seconds.

H/T Deadspin

Derek Jeter has great reaction to Ichiro’s first home run (Video)

Ichiro Suzuki on Friday blasted his first home run of the season and first dinger in nearly 11 months. Nobody had a better reaction to the jack than teammate Derek Jeter.

After Ichiro cleared the bases with a 3-run shot off Mark Buehrle to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead over the Blue Jays, Jeter was waiting at the top step to congratulate him. Jeter sort of gave him the quiet treatment, but then he quickly broke out of it with all sorts of enthusiasm.

That was precious.

Ichiro should get a picture of this look and throw it on a T-shirt and begin a battle with Jetes:

Derek Jeter face reaction

And below is a Vine of just the Jeter reaction:

H/T Jimmy Traina

Ryan Raburn makes comically bad throw to cost Indians a run (Video)

Ryan Raburn throwRyan Raburn made a screwup of epic proportions on Thursday night when he misplayed a ball so badly against the Royals that it allowed Mike Moustakas to circle the bases and score the first run of the game.

Moustakas was batting in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out in a scoreless game when he blooped a ball down the left field line. Raburn made a sliding attempt to catch the ball on the line but he dropped it and it got away, allowing Moustakas to stroll into second. However, Raburn went “Sandlot” on us and somehow heaved the ball horizontally towards center field.

The inexplicable throw allowed Moustakas to score and give the Royals a 1-0 lead.

The only saving grace for Raburn is that the Indians scored in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it to extras. But holy smokes, that was terrible! The Indians should think about converting him to a pitcher. He obviously has a mean slider.

Dallas Keuchel writes clever message on baseball for heckler

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Being taunted by hecklers comes with the territory of being a professional athlete. Often times they are ignored, but every now and then the heckler receives a response.

Earlier this season, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds encountered his heckler and took a selfie with him. Phillips also signed a baseball for the guy with one of the better inscriptions you’ll ever see.

It was Dallas Keuchel’s turn this week. The Houston Astros starting pitcher was apparently well aware of some ribbing he was receiving and decided to dish out some of his own. As Nick Wong describes, the above pictured baseball was tossed to a heckler who was sitting next to him.

As if the message wasn’t good enough on its own, the heart is the icing on the cake. Well done Dallas, well done indeed.

Photo: Twitter/nickw888

H/T SB Nation