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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

Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ letter as Morgan Freeman (Video)

Frank CaliendoComedian and ace impressionist Frank Caliendo breaks out with some amazing bits from time-to-time, and this is certainly right up there.

During an episode of “Mike & Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio this week, Caliendo read LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’ letter as Morgan Freeman. He did the voice. He did the cadence. He did all the intonations. It sounded just like the ending of “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Don’t forget, LeBron, that hope is a great thing. Maybe the best of things. And maybe one day you, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will all reunite in Zihuatanejo.

Also see: Frank Caliendo’s Richard Sherman 30 for 30 mockumentary

Jeff Francoeur pranked again, trapped in coaches’ bathroom (Video)

Jeff FrancoeurJeff Francoeur was called up to the big leagues by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, so his minor league teammates from Triple-A El Paso decided to give him a going away present.

Cody Decker, who has 13 home runs for the Chihuahuas this season, produced yet another video in which the team runs a prank on Francoeur. The last prank was an extremely elaborate one in which the team convinced Frenchy that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. This time they trapped Francoeur in the coaches’ bathroom.

The video has a “Snatch” feel to it and while it isn’t quite as good as the original — nothing could be — it’s still pretty enjoyable.

Dwyane Wade said kid at his camp asked him why he flopped in Finals

Dwyane Wade flopDwyane Wade is no stranger to flopping. The Miami Heat star’s most blatant offense came during Game 2 of the NBA Finals, when he drew a foul on Manu Ginobili with a successful acting job. He was later fined $5,000 by the NBA. Wade was also grilled by a child about the play.

Earlier this week, Wade told a funny story while answering questions from reporters at his and Brandon Marshall’s sports and cheerleading academy. Apparently one of his campers demanded an explanation for his flop on Ginobili.

[WATCH: Dwyane gets call on blatant flop against Manu Ginobili]

“One kid asked me why did I flop. I was about to get him kicked out of the camp,” Wade joked. “He said it like three times. I thought he was joking. I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, why did you flop?’ His dad put him up to that — Spurs fan.”

Hey, we were all thinking it. D-Wade’s flop in the Finals wasn’t his first and likely won’t be his last. If you’re going to make that a part of your game, at least be honest about it with the children.

H/T The Big Lead

Reggie Wayne shows up to camp in an Indy car

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Reggie Wayne loves showing up to training camp in style. A few years back, the guy rolled into camp wearing a hard hat and driving a dump truck. On Wednesday, Wayne reported for duty in an Indy race car.

Don’t worry, Reggie wasn’t driving. The car was a two-seater and was driven by IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter. Wayne and Carpenter showed up in an actual race car — not a street version — and Carpenter later spoke to reporters while holding his son.

Wayne, who has been cleared to play, appeared in just seven games for the Indianapolis Colts last season before a torn ACL knocked him out for the year. He is looking to prove that he can still be a top receiving threat at age 35, which is not an easy feat. If his training camp entrance is any indication, the veteran means business.

Photo: Twitter/Mike Wells

Browns fan urinates on Art Modell’s grave (Video)

Browns fan Art ModellOn a scale of 1-10 when it comes to disrespectful acts, this would probably come in at 5,328.

A Cleveland Browns fan posted this video to YouTube of him supposedly urinating on the grave of Art Modell. Modell died in 2012 but remains a despised figure by many in Cleveland for moving the beloved Browns to Baltimore (they later changed identities and became the Ravens).

The fan went to great lengths to produce the video; he put on an Ed Reed jersey as a perfect disguise and supposedly used a catheter to make the urinating process easy and conspicuous.

In explaining why he was urinating on Modell’s grave, the fan says, “I had no choice.”

Those were the exact words used by Modell to explain why he moved the Browns out of Cleveland.

Too bad the fan did this now instead of waiting til the Week 3 matchup between the teams. Then it would have really added to the rivalry. Or maybe he knew better than to hurt his team’s chances of winning by giving the opponent extra motivation.

H/T Deadspin

Marshawn Lynch parks his Lamborghini with velvet ropes around it

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Marshawn Lynch is all about that action when he parallel parks his Lamborghini, boss. At least, that’s what one onlooker who tweeted a photo on Monday is claiming.

According to Twitter user @chuckbrezina, Lynch parked his car outside the guy’s friend’s place while he was in Oakland shooting a movie. As the story goes, Beast Mode puts velvet ropes around the front and back of his whip when he gets out of it.

It’s unclear if Lynch does the roping off himself or if someone else does it for him. We don’t really know how he would fit those poles in a Lambo, but maybe they ride shotgun. If you have seen Lynch dancing in the Seahawks locker room after a win, you know he can do anything he puts his mind to.

H/T SB Nation