Miguel Cabrera touches Adrian Beltre’s head, gets punched in nuts in return (Video)

Miguel Cabrera was feeling a little saucy on Friday night and decided to tempt fate by touching Adrian Beltre’s head. And you all know what happens if you touch Beltre’s head — you’re going to get a boot up your butt in return.

Cabrera doubled for the Tigers against the Rangers in the third and advanced to third on a groundout. While hanging out on the bag, he struck up a conversation with Beltre. Then he looked down to create a diversion, and when Beltre wasn’t paying attention, he did the unspeakable.

Miguel Cabrera Adrian Beltre

Beltre smacked Cabrera with his glove in return, and then followed up with a nut punch. Miggy hit back at Beltre’s nuts, making it look like a couple of third graders quibbling on the playground at recess.

Gotta love it when a bunch of grown men play around like kids.

Louisiana Lafayette pitcher Christina Hamilton wears sick Rick Vaughn glasses

Christina Hamilton glasses

Louisiana Lafayette has one of the top softball teams in the country, and one of their star players is junior pitcher Christina Hamilton. Hamilton also happens to have a pretty unique look in the circle that any sports fan has to appreciate. Hamilton wears black, plastic, horned-rimmed glasses just like Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn did in “Major League.”

Unlike Vaughn, though, Hamilton’s glasses are lens-less.

As they described on ESPNU during ULL’s super regional game with Arizona Friday, Hamilton began wearing the lens-less glasses during a summer league game in high school as a joke. One of the lenses popped out on her sunglasses and a teammate said, “you’re not going to go out there like that, are you?” In response, Hamilton popped out the other lens and went out to pitch. It’s been her signature look ever since.

The Christina Hamilton glasses have even become a popular look among the Ragin’ Cajun fans:

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Rockies DJ plays ‘I Saw the Sign’ after Troy Tulowitzki sign stealing accusations

Troy-Tulowitzki-errors-mentalColorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is seeing the ball so well this year, particularly at Coors Field, that San Francisco Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow wonders if the shortstop is cheating.

Earlier this week, Krukow told the KNBR morning show that he believes Tulowitzki is stealing signs.

“I swear he’s getting signs,” Krukow said, per MLB.com’s Thomas Harding. “There is no way you can hit like that, for this long. I mean, if you hit .571, that’s for a weekend or a week. But you don’t do it for six weeks. That’s insane.”

In response to those accusations, Tulowitzki changed his walk-up music to “I Saw the Sign” during Thursday’s game.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss also mocked Krukow for his comments.

“We’ve got a light bulb on the scoreboard we flash,” he joked. “Keep an eye on Dinger (the Rockies’ mascot); he’s involved. We switch out the balls. We’ve got the umpires in on it. I love it when other teams talk about that. I think it just feeds the beast.”

Tulo’s walk-up music may not have been the best walk-up song we have heard this year, but it was probably the most clever. Can’t a guy just be red hot at the plate? Don’t take anything away from him if you have no evidence.

H/T Sporting News

Yasiel Puig defies physics with amazing diving catch (Video)

Yasiel Puig made one of the best catches you will see this year on Thursday to rob New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores of an extra-base hit. The Los Angeles Dodgers star got a great jump on a line drive to right field and went full extension to make an incredible play.

Puig practically defied physics, as it appeared the ball was by him when he made the grab. It looked like he had absolutely no chance of catching it when he went and did this.


After making the catch, the 23-year-old showed off his cannon for an arm by nearly doubling off Mets first baseman Lucas Duda at first base. That would have been too good to be true.

Despite some of the boneheaded mistakes Puig has made on and off the field, there’s no denying his incredible talent. He’s hitting .329 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI this season. Puig has been doing it all for the Dodgers.

Tigers infielder Danny Worth throws a nasty knuckleball (GIF)

Danny-Worth-knuckleballThe Detroit Tigers were getting blown out so badly by the Texas Rangers on Thursday afternoon that they decided to have an infielder take the mound for the ninth inning. Believe it or not, that infielder was pretty impressive.

Utility man Danny Worth, who has never pitched an inning in his career, actually has a nasty knuckleball. He allowed just one hit and struck out two batters. His MLB ERA is now officially 0.00.

We’re not saying Worth is the next RA Dickey, but he looked like more than just a position player chewing up an inning. That knuckleball had enough movement on it to make a lot of guys look silly.

GIF via SB Nation

Giants P Santiago Casilla injures himself trying to beat out infield single (GIF)

Santiago-Casilla-wipes-outLike most other relief pitchers, Santiago Casilla has had very few at-bats during his career. On Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants righthander experienced the fifth plate appearance of his career and first since 2012. The Giants probably wish they replaced him with a pinch hitter.

With San Francisco leading 5-1, Casilla chopped a ground ball up the middle. He was desperate to pick up his second hit ever, so he sprinted down the first base line and tried to beat the throw. Not only was he unsuccessful, but Casilla fell as he was running through the bag. That’s when this happened.

To make matters more frustrating, Bruce Bochy said he instructed Casilla not to swing at all during his plate appearance. Sometimes managers know what they’re talking about.

Ironically, Casilla is the same guy who walked on four pitches in one of the most pathetic at-bats you will ever see a few years back. Maybe he’s still trying to compensate for that.

GIF via Deadspin

Turlock high schooler nails Michael Jackson ‘Billie Jean’ dance at talent show (Video)

Michael Jackson’s singing, dancing and performing style has often been mimicked, but few have replicated it as well as one particular high schooler did last week.

At the Pitman High School (Turlock, Calif.) annual Talent Rally last week, junior Brett Nichols danced to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Billie Jean,” and his performance was so incredible and so spot-on that it has gone viral.

Brett Nichols Michael JacksonAccording to the Turlock City News, the video was posted on the high school’s Facebook page, which is where one of the school’s alumnae saw it. That person shared it on social sharing site Reddit, which is where it went viral. Since then, it’s been featured on websites, TV shows and made the home page of Yahoo!

“I always wanted to be famous, I just didn’t know it would take off in this direction. I didn’t wake up thinking today would be like this,” Nichols told the Turlock Journal.

Nichols, who also plays water polo, told the Turlock Journal he has been working on the dance for nine years. He did it back at a sixth grade talent show and learned then that the Moonwalk sells it. He’s absolutely right.

“Michael Jackson is the king of music. No one in pop culture today or ever can compare to him. He is the quintessential person of music. Ever since I saw him, I’ve been a big fan and he has been sort of like a role model to me,” said Nichols.

I guess this means Colin Kaepernick can step aside, because Nichols might be Pitman’s most famous student now. I also seriously cannot stop watching this video. He is that good. And I’m surprised he had time to fit in the interviews with all the girls who must be throwing themselves at him.