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It won’t make anyone forget the 12 Days of Christmas, but ...

The Bakersfield (Calif.) Condors minor-league hockey team got quite a haul for charity during their “Undie Sunday” game when their fans littered the ice after the team’s first goal with:

• 2,773 pairs of underwear;

• 1,747 diapers;

• 1,096 pairs of socks; and

• 55 bras.


• At “Dodgers’ Brian Wilson goes on disabled list; Mike Love immediately called up from Triple A.”

• At “Joe Dumars resigns to spend more time rebuilding family.”

FHL, meet WWE

Two Federal Hockey League players were suspended for engaging in a fake fight during a game.

Something was obviously amiss, because one had Bobby “The Brain” Heenan egging him on.

Laker eclipse

“Late last night a phenomenon occurred that scientists say won’t happen again until next fall,” noted TBS’s Conan O’Brien. “Yeah, that’s right — the Lakers won.”

Hunger games

The NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal to allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes.

For the first time in history, college jocks are actually looking forward to more courses.

Paging Roger Kahn

If uber-prospect George Springer pans out like the Angels’ Mike Trout did, just call the Astros the Boys of Springer.

Hop in the pool

“According to a Labor Department report, the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March,” noted Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. “Of course, most of those were just people joining the work force so they’re eligible for the company NCAA tournament bracket.”

Quote marks

• Janice Hough of, on Bubba Watson celebrating his Masters win with a trip to Waffle House: “Unlike Tiger Woods, however, Watson actually went for the food.”

• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after an angler found a 101-year-old message in a bottle in the Baltic Sea: “It was a Cubs fan saying, ‘Wait ’til next year.’ ”

• Blogger Torben Rolfsen, on the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes signing diva receiver Chad Johnson: “Quatre-vingt-cinq!”

• RJ Currie of, after two Wall Street financiers bought Milwaukee’s last-place NBA team: “There’s a shrewd investment: Over half a billion dollars to get a few lousy Bucks.”

Poor Pete’s cake

Happy birthday to hit king Pete Rose, who turned 73 on Monday.

Charlie Hustle celebrated like he always does, sliding head-first into his birthday cake.

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