Monday, April 30, 2012

Brooklyn Nets' new logo (Pics)



The 2012-13 NBA season will mark the first for the newly-renamed Brooklyn Nets franchise (formerly known as the New Jersey Nets).

And with a new lease on life comes a new look to go with it. The team's new logo seems to emphasize simplicity with it's black and white coloring and plain text wording.

Perhaps the change of scenery and attire will help the woeful Nets to their first playoff appearance since the 2007-08 season next year. Only time will tell.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rays ground crew dances to 'Apache"

There's a lot to cheer about if you're a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team is currently tied for first in the AL East and is sporting the best home record in the league. Perhaps their ground crew has something to do about that?

Not only can these guys maintain the playing surface at Tropicana Field, but they can "jump on it" as well. Seen here is two members of the Rays ground crew rocking out to "Apache" by the Sugarhill Gang in a recent game versus the Twins. Rock on my south Florida friends, rock on.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tennis star mistakenly shaves head


Seen on the right is pro tennis star Andy Murray sporting a new hairdo at the Monte Carlo Open. But it isn't his shaved head that's causing a buzz (pun intended), it's how he arrived at the fresh-cut look in the first place.

The no. 4 ranked player in the world decided to give himself a little trim before partaking in the event, however, buzzed off more of his locks than he originally planned. His mom, Judy, humored the media with the exact story:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bizarre finish to Padres-Dodgers game

Sunday's game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers may go down as the most bizarre finish in MLB history.

Seen here is the first triple play of it's kind in nearly 130 years. For those keeping score at home, it went down as a 2-5-6-3 triple killing...meaning a putout a third, second and first were all recorded in the same play. The rare spectacle helped the host Dodgers nail down a 5-4 victory over their division rival.

However, the play didn't come without some controversy.

The last time such an event occurred in a major league game? Try September 13th, 1882 in a contest pitting the Cincinnati Red Stockings against the Louisville Colonels. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Royals' Jeff Francoeur treats fans to pizza, bat

Only 12,390 fans witnessed the Oakland A's down the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Wednesday, but the ones who occupied the right field stands were treated to more than just an A's win.

Seen here is a lucky group of fans scoring free pizza and an autographed bat from visiting Kansas City outfielder Jeff Francoeur. How's that for home cookin'?

I think it's safe to say that Francoeur just became these guys' favorite non-Athletics player.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jimmy Rollins sings happy birthday to fan

Not only did Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins smack a 2-run double to help lead his team to a victory on Monday, but he sang a riveting "happy birthday" to one lucky 9-year old as well.

The scene occurred at Citizens Bank Park right before the top of the eighth inning in a preseason game between the Phils and Pirates. The colorful Rollins made his way into the stands and delivered a birthday gift that "Matthew" isn't soon to forget.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo's revealing goal celebration

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his thighs in celebration of his goal against Osasuna on Saturday.