Jonathan Papelbon gets Carlos Ruiz with tremendous boob grab to celebrate walk-off HR

Jonathan Papelbon Carlos Ruiz grab

Sometimes when you’re celebrating a walk-off home run, you just lose it and anything can happen. There is no sense of order and nothing is out-of-bounds or off-limits during those beautiful moments of elation. And for Jonathan Papelbon, he decided to get a little touchy-feely on Wednesday night.

When Ryan Howard hit a 3-run walk-off home run for the Phillies to beat the Rockies, Pap was so excited he clutched catcher Carlos Ruiz by the meat of the young man’s chest. It was beautiful. We’ll call it a lucky Chooch boob grab.

Below is video of Howard’s big walk-off blast:

Howard now has 9 home runs and 34 RBIs on the season. Papelbon got his first win thanks to the homer, and he also racked up his first bosom clutch as well. Pretty good all-around evening for the Phils.

H/T The 700 Level

Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron James’ ear (Video)

GIF: Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron's ear on Twitpic

Lance Stephenson finally admitted that trash talking LeBron James was a bad idea, but he never said it wasn’t smart to try getting romantic with the Miami Heat star.

In the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, Stephenson dug into his bag of tricks to try irritating LeBron. He ended up blowing into the MVP’s ear as some sort of distraction. LeBron tried to look away like he wasn’t bothered by it, but then he gave a chuckle and shook his head. How could he not?

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Our buddy World of Isaac came up with this excellent remix video of the Stephenson-James incident. You have to see it:

Stephenson was up to no good all game long. In the third quarter, he even wandered into a Miami Heat huddle:

He really is a master pest.

But it doesn’t end there! Check out Roy Hibbert struggling to give Stephenson a hand when he hit the deck late in the game:

GIF: Roy Hibbert struggles picking up Lance Stephenson on Twitpic

Manny Ramirez shows off new haircut in Fenway Park return

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Manny Ramirez sure is making the rounds in MLB this week. Not only was it announced over the weekend that he’ll be taking a player-coach role within the Chicago Cubs organization, but he returned to Fenway Park on Wednesday for a 10-year anniversary celebration of the Boston Red Sox’s 2004 World Series-winning team. And Manny showed off quite the new hairdo while he was in town.

Manny Ramirez haircut

I don’t know what you call that hairstyle, but I’m calling it the skunk.

Lovely style, Manny. But I still prefer you as a conehead.

Photos: Twitter/JohnTelich8, Twitter/LindseyBaseball

Gregg Popovich stared at David Aldridge for 8 seconds before answering him (Video)

Gregg-Popovich-David-AldridgeWe all know the wrath that Gregg Popovich can bring unto sideline reporters, and TNT’s David Aldridge has to deal with it quite frequently. On Tuesday night, Aldridge had the pleasure of interviewing Pop with the San Antonio Spurs trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 26-20 after the first quarter.

Popovich was actually in a better mood than expected. However, we didn’t get to see that until after he stared at Aldridge for about eight seconds when Aldridge asked him how his team played in the first quarter.

“This is live television,” Aldridge jokingly reminded Pop.

“That means I have to answer, right?” Popovich replied.

Pop then went on to give a fairly detailed assessment of how the Spurs started out by moving the ball well and then began committing turnovers. By Pop standards, the interview was actually quite wordy. He simply couldn’t resist making his boy Aldridge squirm a little first. After all, the two have had an up-and-down relationship in the past.

Video via The Big Lead

Tiago Splitter flops like he got shot (Video)

Tiago Splitter flopTiago Splitter will likely be hearing from the league office about this flop he pulled in the second quarter of Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

With the Spurs trailing the Thunder by eight, Splitter decided to try pulling a trick out of his back pocket to see if it would help. While defending Serge Ibaka at the elbow, he got pushed and flopped to the ground like he got shot.

Splitter didn’t receive a call for his acting job, but he still might hear from the league. We’re guessing he learned the move from his teammate, the flop master.

Video via @cjzero

50 Cent throws out worst first pitch of all time (Video)

50 Cent first pitchMove over, President Obama. You’re off the hook, John Wall. Rapper 50 Cent has now taken the top spot for worst first pitch thrown out at a baseball game of all time.

50 Cent was throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Mets-Pirates game, and his pitch was so bad that Bob Uecker’s “Juuuuuust a bit outside” line wouldn’t even apply.

The ball must have slipped out of the southpaw’s hand, because it went about a third of the way up the first base line instead of towards the catcher.

Seriously, that was as atrocious as it gets. He definitely needs a makeup pitch. Like tomorrow.

Here’s another look at it

For reference, here is a video compilation of the worst first pitches of all time:

Video via @ForbesToFederal

Reporter angers Nicolas Mahut by congratulating him after loss (Video)

Nicolas-MahutNicolas Mahut lost a tough match to Mikhail Kukushkin in four sets at the French Open on Monday. After the disappointing defeat, Mahut had a cringe-worthy exchange with an American reporter who came to his press conference unprepared.

Before asking his question, the reporter started by congratulating Mahut.

“Congratulations?” Mahut said with a look of disgust. “I lost.”

“You lost, oh, OK,” the reporter replied. “So, what happened out there?”

The question seemed to infuriate Mahut, and who can blame him? While entertaining for people like us, the fact that the guy was writing about a match he didn’t pay attention to is incredibly insulting.

“Are you serious? Mahut fired back. “Did you watch the match?”

“No, I didn’t,” the reporter said. “I was told you won. I’m sorry.”

Mahut then ended his segment with English-speaking reporters, asking in French for French questions only. Talk about an embarrassment.

Video via Busted Racquet