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Austin Jackson had great reaction after Miguel Cabrera home run (Video)

Austin Jackson Miguel CabreraMiguel Cabrera did what Miguel Cabrera does … yet it was all a little too much for Austin Jackson to take in Tuesday.

The Detroit Tigers were getting shut out by the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 in the top of the ninth. They had two on with two outs and Miggy at the plate. And of course Cabrera belted a 3-run home run to put the Tigers ahead, and they went on to win 4-1. But the best part was Austin Jackson’s reaction to what Miggy did.

That’s the total, “bro, are you even human?” look. And it was so appropriate.

By the way, how textbook was Miggy’s approach on that pitch? 1-0 count and he was totally thinking “sit back on fastball, adjust to the curve.” He strided ahead for the fastball, kept his body weight back and had enough left to launch the breaking ball over the fence. That’s why he’s the best.

GIF via Guyism

Shaq stuffs sock in his shorts, rubs it on Chuck’s head (Video)

Tuesday was a banner day for Shaq. And by banner day, we mean the guy just killed it with about a million viral moments.

Not only did he hilariously confuse a pierogi for a kielbasa when discussing Polish center Marcin Gortat, and not only did he not recognize Mariano Rivera, but what took the cake was when he stuffed a sock in his shorts for a modeling skit.

Ernie Johnson was pimping some “Inside the NBA” shirts being sold on Homage — and they are pretty awesome shirts — so the TNT crew decided to model them. A few crew members walked down the catwalk with the shirts, and then it was Shaq’s turn to show us stuff.

Shaq sock shorts

Shaq threw on a “Craig Skywalker Sager” T-shirt, added some short-shorts and proceeded to shake his rump all up and down the stage. It was beautiful. But the money shot came when Kenny Smith noticed Shaq’s package looked a little larger than usual and asked if he had a sock in his shorts. Not feeling ashamed, Shaq reached down and pulled out his faux-trouser snake and then he walked over to Charles Barkley and rubbed it all over Chuck’s bald dome.

All that was missing was Shaq belting out “ain’t no woman like the one I got.”

Donald Sterling is awesome as the Cowardly Lion

Donald Sterling Anderson Cooper

Donald Sterling embarrassed himself even further during his “apology” interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper earlier this week. The Los Angeles Clippers owner showed America how delusional he is, all while making some pretty hilarious faces.

And because it’s 2014, Sterling has now been turned into the Wizard of Oz’s Cowardly Lion. Our friend @Nick_Pants, one of the best photoshop artists on the web, put together this gem on Tuesday.

Game. Over.

Related: Donald Sterling could not have come off worse in Anderson Cooper interview

MMA ref Leon Roberts nearly submits fighter with choke to stop fight (Video)

Leon Roberts refereeMMA referee Leon Roberts showed us that there is much more to officiating an MMA fight than you probably realized. Sometimes, the job calls for you to get physical.

Case in point: the fight Roberts reffed between Nathias Frederick and Ahmad Aswad on April 26. Frederick delivered a knockout punch on Aswad and jumped on his opponent. Roberts realized immediately that Aswad was knocked out, so he rushed over to stop the fight. He had to get physical when Frederick wouldn’t stop punching Aswad despite already winning the fight. So Roberts wrestled Frederick away, got both hooks in, and nearly applied a rear naked choke on the fighter to subdue him.

That was enough to shake Frederick out of his “kill” mode and get him back to life. Awesome job by Roberts … and sick moves!

Tip via A.H. Glove touch to Middle Easy via Bloody Elbow

Nyjer Morgan had great interview on WTAM after home run (Audio)

Nyjer Morgan is back in the big leagues, and that is great news for all of us.

Nyjer MorganThe outfielder also known as Tony Plush was recalled by the Cleveland Indians last week to fill in for Michael Bourn. He has been playing sporadically since being recalled, and he got in a full game on Sunday against the Rays.

T. Plush went 3-for-4 in the game and knocked a 2-run homer for his first big bomb since July 30, 2012. It’s safe to say Plush was pretty pumped about the jack. After the game, he did a postgame radio interview with WTAM/Indians Radio Network and showed off his personality.

That was definitely the greatest “Woo Woo” since Bubb Rubb:

H/T Tribe Vibe

Gio Gonzalez restrained in the dugout after flipping on teammate (Video)

Gio-Gonzalez-restrainedGio Gonzalez could not stop the Oakland Athletics from sweeping the Washington Nationals on Sunday, as he gave up seven earned runs and nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings of work. Gonzalez gave up two home runs to A’s catcher Derek Norris in the first two innings and dug his team into an early 7-0 hole. When the second inning ended, he threw a temper tantrum in the dugout.

It is unclear which teammate Gonzalez was furious with, but he had to be restrained by pitching coach Steve McCatty after slamming his glove in the dugout.

“Nothing happened,” Gonzalez told reporters after the game.

As James Wagner of the Washington Post noted, Gonzalez may have been upset after a foul pop off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes fell safely between three Nationals players, including shortstop Ian Desmond. Gonzalez then walked Cespedes, which allowed Norris to come to the plate for a second time in two innings.

“It’s just competition,” Nats manager Matt Williams said. “We’re not going to go any further than that with it. That’s the team’s business and for nobody else. But everybody wants to do well, and everybody wants to win.”

These things happen, and they are more likely to happen in the middle of a frustrating sweep. I’m sure Gonzalez and Desmond (or whoever else he was pissed at) have already smoothed it over.

Henrik Lundqvist squirts Sidney Crosby in face with water bottle (GIF)

Henrik-Lundqvist-squirts-Sidney-CrosbyOn Sunday night, Sidney Crosby reminded us that hockey fans don’t hate him strictly because he is a great player. He also has a tendency to try and get away with cheap shots, and he’s often successful. During Game 6 against the New York Rangers, Crosby speared Dominic Moore in the nuts.

The incident occurred toward the end of the second period when Crosby and Moore got tangled up near the net. Moore appeared to grab Crosby’s stick, and Crosby reacted by jerking the stick upward (too vivid?) between Moore’s legs. A scrum then broke out when Moore tried to confront Crosby. As Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was skating off the ice, he squirted Crosby in the face with his water bottle.

Spearing a player below the belt typically results in a fine from the NHL. So does squirting an opponent with water, as we learned over the weekend when Shawn Thornton did it to PK Subban. Crosby and Lundqvist will likely both be fined, but the spear isn’t the only play the NHL will have to look at involving Crosby.

Crosby’s not going to be suspended for Game 7 at home, but it will look really bad if the league doesn’t do anything. You could easily argue that the slew foot on Dan Girardi was worse than the low blow on Moore.

GIFs via The Pensblog, @PeteBlackburn, @myregularface