A very scary thing occurred during a spring training baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who throws right around 100mph on average, was struck directly in the face by a line drive off the bat of a Royals player. The reason I mention how fast he throws is because that velocity, combined with the swing of the bat literally turned the baseball into a mini rocket as it hit his face. He laid on the ground in agony and at one point completely lost consciousness according to teammates. Thankfully he will undergo surgery to insert a place in his face under his eye, but other than that it does not appear any long term injuries will occur from the freak play. He should be on the field again in about two months.
After giving Jason Collins two separate 10 day contracts, the Brooklyn Nets have decided to sign him for the rest of the season and playoffs. He hasn’t played much but when he has been on the court he has at least been able to be somewhat of a defensive presence and use up all his fouls, which does come in handy. It seems like the buzz about him being gay has finally faded and he is just being looked at as a basketball player.
I am sure this was creepy to the kids in the crowd at the game. During the Magic’s game Friday night against the Wizards the head of the mascot “Orlando Stuff” deflated on him. He still did his job though and kept dancing, but the kids will probably have nightmares. Hit the jump.
This guy nailed it! UFC fight Robbie Lawler, who is fighting this weekend at UFC 171 took a moment out to make fun of Justin Bieber. He has his body language and attitude from the video down pact. Hit the jump.
This pic is hilarious. Remember the “flu” game Michael Jordan had during the finals against the Jazz when Scottie Pippen had to help him off the court? Can you imagine that same picture with Wade & Bron? Well now you can see it, lol. Hit the jump.
Finally!! After days of back and forth talks between Phil Jackson and the Knicks, today he officially became President of Basketball operations. The team tweeted that there will be a press conference Tuesday at MSG to have a major announcement. Not many details have been released yet as far as how long the contract is for, but it will reportedly pay him about $12 million dollars a year. The Knicks are banking on Phil’s past as a winner to help turn around a very disappointing franchise. Fans of the team now have a new hope heading into next season. Phil’s career in the NBA now comes full circle as he returns to the arena he starred in as a player for the Knicks and won two championships with. If he can just help deliver one title in his new role he will be looked at as a God forever in the big apple.