Comedian Chris Rock was in attendance this afternoon for the New York Yankees game against the Houston Astros in the Bronx. Rock, who was sitting down the third base line, had a foul ball land in his seat. Rock immediately raised the ball in the air and instead of putting it on the ol’ mantel, he decided to give it to a little kid.
H/T Jimmy Traina: (Video cuts off before the ball reaches the young kid, but we’ll believe Fox Sports’ Traina on this one)
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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is one of the greatest players of his era, but there is a reason why he is just a designated hitter. Big Papi just isn’t very light on his feet and you’ll never confuse him for being quick and nimble. However, that still doesn’t mean we can’t have a laugh at Papi’s expense while watching him try to play the field.
Which leads us to last night when the Red Sox were playing an interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds. This meant Ortiz had to play first base due to the National League rules of not being allowed to have a designated hitter. So of course, as fate would have it, Papi was in a situation during the bottom of the eighth inning of a one run game. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit a pop up down the first base line in which Ortiz would proceed to hustle after the ball in foul territory in an attempt to make a great catch. The only problem is it took Big Papi about an hour to track down the fly ball which eventually would become a souvenir for a Red’s fan.
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According to Yahoo Sports, former MLB star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday at his home near Houston for allegedly assaulting his wife, Cheri Knoblauch. Chuck was to be inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, but since the arrest, the organization has cancelled the ceremony that was scheduled to take place on August 23rd. Knoblauch posted his $10,000 bail and has been released from jail. The local Houston police station released a copy of his mugshot which can be seen below:
The Twins have released the following statement on the matter:
In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field. In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Sports Kings Writer Jon Judd
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Sometimes we talk in theory about how huge athletes are. Hell, LeBron James’ height and weight may as well be secured in Fort Knox at this point, as people constantly guess just his height/weight on a daily basis.
Sportchart has indulged us maniacs by creating this chart that highlights the height and weight of each player in the four major sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL for those Lacrosse fans who thought you may have snuck into the top four..):
I am irrationally fascinated by this chart, and thought you may be too. By no surprise, NBA centers came in as the tallest athlete, but weigh about as much as an NFL linebacker, who are nine inches shorter. NFL linemen are clearly the hungriest, having no competition in the weight category, despite being the size of an NBA shooting guard, and a DH in the MLB, who are usually put there because they aren’t athletic enough to play the field, are about the size and weight of an NFL wide receiver.
Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder
According to a report from USA Today, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has come to terms with the New York Yankees on a seven-year, $155 million contract. The Yankees also have to pay his former team in Japan $20 million. Tanaka posted an incredible 24-0 record in Japan last season, and although he’s never set foot in a Major League Stadium, that was more than enough to earn him the fifth largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history.
The Yankees had $25 million in payroll space freed after an arbitrator upheld Alex Rodriguez’s 162 game suspension. The signings of Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Masahiro Tanaka brings the Yankees’ grand total spent on players to $438 million in an attempt to return to the upper echelon in baseball.
With so many sports to choose from, it is almost impossible to pick the most popular trophies in sports, but the list you’ll read below are some of my favorites. However, the argument can be made for any number of other awards ranging from green jackets to yellow jerseys to large plates. If you disagree with the choices here or think something has been left out, sound off in the comments below. That being said, let’s take a look at the top five trophies in the world of sports.