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Talk about a Type-O personality. Somebody bid $130.01 to win a bloodstained baseball thrown by Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who had cut...

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Talk about a Type-O personality.

Somebody bid $130.01 to win a bloodstained baseball thrown by Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who had cut his hand during a game.

Toss in a Nolan Ryan jersey and a Curt Schilling sock, and they'll have the complete set.

Full Gallup

Poll question from "Which will be the best show on the SEC Network?

"a) Hoarding: 5-Star Recruits

"b) Extreme Tebowing

"c) The Real Housewives of Starkville

"d) Here Comes Honey Badger"


At "Astros TV crew already out of things to say about team."

Fast food

"Just got the chance to watch the Kentucky Derby on the DVR," wrote Chris Ferrell on Facebook. "Suddenly have an odd craving for Ikea meatballs."

Rough start

"Welcome to the NFL, Chip Kelly," wrote ESPN's Peter King. "Three games in 11 days to open his NFL career, and none is against Nicholls State. (That's Oregon's first foe of 2013.)"

Bridle Showers Dept.

Yo, Orb: Happy Mudder's Day!

Engine trouble

NASCAR hit Joe Gibbs Racing with a penalty for using an engine part that was 2.7 grams too light.

Moral of the story: Spare the rod, and you'll get the shaft.

More Uptons, please

"Marlins finally passed Upton brothers in HRs last night (16-15)," tweeted's Jayson Stark. "Pulling away now with 2 more today. Braves may need to sign Kate Upton."

Quote marks

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on the Polo World Cup in Miami Beach, Fla.: "The top three teams were sponsored by an Argentine billionaire, a French yachtsman and a backup Auburn tight end."

• Eric Kolenich of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, after the NCAA recently banned the painting of Twitter hashtags and websites on football fields: "#IsThisReallyNecessary?"

• At, on the one glaring omission from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's list of 20 things he wished he'd known at age 30: "When flying, don't have fish for dinner."

• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, after playing in a charity golf tournament: "Had no luck in the closest-to-the-pin contest, but I did win closest-to-the-beer."

Snack time

The first 1,000 fans through the gates at the St. Paul (Minn.) Saints game on May 17 will be handed a free cupcake.

And in a related story, the Pittsburgh Pirates get to play the Houston Astros that night.

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