In the news:
After catching the baby, did she go around the horn?
Cristina Torre — the 44-year-old daughter of ex-big-league backstop Joe — caught a falling toddler she saw dangling from a Brooklyn storefront.
The Seattle Times
Looks like catching runs in the Torre family.
Cristina Torre — the 44-year-old daughter of ex-big-league backstop Joe — caught a falling toddler she saw dangling from a Brooklyn store awning.
“The woman caught the baby,” witness Kristen Bramsen told the New York Daily News. “The baby was shaken. Everyone was going up to the woman and hugging her. I hugged her.”
• At TheOnion.com: “Report: Waving objects behind basket has only resulted in 3 missed free throws in NBA history.”
• At SportsPickle.com: “Robert Kraft agrees to give Vladimir Putin Tim Tebow in exchange for Super Bowl ring.”
On second thought
So, what’s on the menu for next year’s U.S. Open champion’s dinner?
Phil Mickelson doesn’t care. He’s just there for the seconds.
Among the top 10 questions people ask U.S. Open champ Justin Rose, as he told CBS-TV’s Letterman audience:
• “Does Obamacare cover the yips?
• “Ever get tired of Jim Nantz whispering?
• “Would you let President Putin hold your trophy?”
This spells trouble
Catch that typo — Colllege World Series — stenciled atop one of the CWS dugouts?
It’s supposed to be a double-elimination tournament, but apparently dugout painters get three L’s.
Paging Bill Plummer
Raw sewage backed up into the clubhouse shower areas during the Mariners-Athletics game in Oakland on Sunday.
Both teams, it appears, were badly in need of a stopper.
Slamming on the brakes
Even 48 hours after the fact, incredulous NBA pundits were still calling it a fast break for the ages.
But enough about those desperate Miami fans trying to get back in the building during the Heat’s miracle Game 6 comeback.
Paging Annie Savoy
“Has anything aged better than ‘Bull Durham’ at 25?” wrote Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. “And yes, candlesticks still make a nice gift.”
Yes, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will open the 2014 baseball season in Sydney, Australia.
“Who else?” cracked comedian Argus Hamilton. “The two teams just had a bloody brawl sparked by pitches to the batter’s head, in a beautiful display of Australian Rules Baseball.”
Talking the talk
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Akron cornerback Seth Cunningham accused of stealing a $447 bong: “The victim was robbed twice — once by Cunningham and once when he paid $447 for a bong.”
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after QB washout JaMarcus Russell said the Ravens are giving him a tryout: “In a related story, Paris Hilton has an application in to Mensa.”
• Dan Jenkins, via Twitter, on Sergio Garcia’s get-up at the U.S. Open: “Looks like he should run up, fill the car with gas, and ask if you need the oil checked.”
• Len Berman of ThatsSports.com, on 18 rabbis slated to perform the pregame honors when the minor-league Brooklyn Cyclones host Jewish Heritage Night: “If each of them delivers a sermon before he pitches, it could be a long night.”
Call out the posse
A car was among the items stolen in a burglary at the home of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops.
The perp had better pray the cops catch him before any Sooners fans do.
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