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Breaking Baseball: Cranston puts on one-man MLB show for TBS

- September 16th, 2014

It’s almost time for October baseball, which means TV stations are getting ready to amp up their coverage ahead of the Fall Classic.

Breaking the seal is TBS, which recently brought Bryan Cranston back to the small screen to put on a five-minute, one-man show depicting some of the most memorable post-season moments in MLB history. (Plus a cameo by Pedro Martinez!)

Too bad it’s just a tease. The former Breaking Bad star does some great impressions.

Like a spot-on Kirk Gibson, who hit a walk-off home run with both legs injured in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series …

Derek Jeter’s flip play to home plate in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series …

Carlton Fisk’s walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series …

Too bad “Touch ‘em all Joe” Carter didn’t make the cut.

Giancarlo Stanton displays progress after breaking his face

- September 16th, 2014

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is coming along after suffering multiple facial fractures and dental damage as a result of taking a pitch to the face last week against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The reason we know this is because Tuesday he decided to post a gory before-and-after photo to Instagram.

On the left is moments after he was hit, on the right is a recent picture.

Obligatory warning, because it’s kind of disgusting.

At least it’s progress.

NCAA football player fakes own death during fake punt

- September 16th, 2014

An NCAA football player faked his own death over the weekend in Miami.

During a game between Arkansas State and Miami on Saturday, an ASU player lined up in the slot prior to what ended up being a blown fake punt.

When the ball was snapped, the player put his feet together before falling over while clutching his chest in what appeared to be an attempt to fake a heart attack.

As you can see, the fake punt turned into an interception and the Miami Hurricanes cruised to a 41-20 win in South Florida.

Oh, and the player in question lost his dignity.

And for all of you anti-soccer folks out there who think diving and acting doesn’t happen in every sport, guess again.

It’s prevalent. It happens in every sport.

You just have to be willing to look for it.

This is exactly why the Blackhawks drafted Teuvo Teravainen

- September 15th, 2014

According to NHL.com, Teuvo Teravainen is 5-foot-11, 169 pounds. (Which seems generous on the height scale.)

There’s no doubt the Finnish forward is undersized. He could add a few pounds to his frame and is still developing in certain facets of the game.

Those are the main reasons the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t given Teravainen more than three games of action since drafting the highly-touted prospect 18th overall at the 2012 draft.

But, man, does the dude have serious superstar potential as a playmaker.

Here’s Teravainen on Monday, showing off his special talents in an all-rookie game against the Ottawa Senators:

For those interested, Teravainen’s stats via EliteProspects.com:

Colombian cycling team turns heads with flesh-coloured suits

- September 15th, 2014

On second glance, this Colombian cycling team wasn’t actually baring all.

Yep, they aren’t half-naked – although you can see why some of us did a double-take.

According to Buzzfeed, the six women below made up the IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar team at the Giro Toscana in Italy.

 

It’s unclear if the group was trying to be provocative or if they simply didn’t catch the error of their ways.

Quite frankly, it looks like the girls are wearing two-pieces.

The group, which is backed by Colombia’s Ministry of Sport, didn’t fare well in their, uh, flashy suits.

But, hey, at least they managed to grab our attention despite their best finisher crossing the line in 19th.