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Former MLBer loses over 100 pounds, surprises former team

- July 27th, 2014


Dmitri Young showed up to the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds game in Cincinnati on Friday, and I’m pretty sure no one knew who he was.

The former MLB big man who spent 13 years in the majors (St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Washington) and was named to two All-Star teams, lost over 100 pounds and wanted to show off to two of his former teams.

Young used to weigh 295 pounds and was the third heaviest player to ever play in the MLB.

Take a look at the all new Dmitri Young now.

His drastic weight loss had many scratching their head, wondering who the skinny guy walking around the dugout was, so he brought along a hat to remind them.

“Oh you’re that Dmitri Young!”

(H/T to FTW)

Rockies spell Troy Tulowitzki’s name wrong for jersey giveaway

- July 26th, 2014


Troy Tulowitzki is the best player on a poor Colorado Rockies squad, and they’re still trying to learn his name.

What was supposed to be a giveaway honouring the club’s All-Star shortstop, turned into a complete PR nightmare.

As the Rockies printed 15,000 t-shirts with Tulowitzki misspelled on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

‘TULOWIZKI’.

Well at least the fortunate 15,000 at Coors Field will have a keepsake symbolic of the season the Rockies have had so far, one to forget.

Lucky for the Rockies, who sit in last place in the NL West at 42-60, the New York Yankees also screwed up the last name of one of their biggest stars, calling Jacoby Ellsbury, Jacoby Ellsubry.

Don’t take it personally Troy, if you haven’t heard, Denver hasn’t gotten much done since marijuana was made legal.

(H/T to FTW)


Colts owner hands out $100 bills to fans at training camp

- July 26th, 2014


Jim Irsay is trying to buy his way back into the hearts of Indianapolis Colts fans

And it’s probably going to work.

The club’s owner is currently waiting to face a trial in August after he was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated in March.

It looks like Colts fans have already moved on after Irsay handed out $100 bills to several fans who made the trip to Anderson, Indiana to watch training camp on Saturday afternoon.

Irsay must have got a few words of advice from Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.

Welker won a large amount of money at the Kentucky Derby and handed out some $100 bills to random people after he collected his winnings.

I still think he did it to cover up a short and horribly awkward interview on Off The Record with Michael Landsberg, much like Irsay is trying to cover up his DUI now.

But hey, who cares! FREE MONEY!

(H/T to FTW)


Nasty photo alert: Tour de France cyclist posts horrifying pic of legs

- July 25th, 2014


Some say the 18th stage of the Tour de France is the one of the most daunting climbs the riders will face.

But no one told us that it turns you into a mutant freak.

On his official Facebook account, Polish cyclist Bartosz Huzarski posted this photo of his legs.

It was apparently taken after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, which started in Pau and went to the summit finish at Hautacam.

And I must say they look like they’ve been on the road all day.

He could’ve had some real fun with these puppies. You know, running around the streets of Hautacam, France, scaring all the little children with his veiny, shaved legs.

Realistically though, Huzarski probably didn’t feel like moving after biking up the 2,115-meter stage that is rated “beyond category” in difficulty.

Stage 20 goes tomorrow and starts in Bergerac and ends in Périgueux (ITT).

WATCH: Did policeman go too far at Coors Field?

- July 24th, 2014

Talk about a lightweight.

Since when does “three beers” in “the United States of America” do this to a man?

In all seriousness, this is a pretty startling video.

It involves alleged police abuse at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field after what appears to be an inebriated man allegedly giving police a hard time.

(It’s one of those videos where the term “allegedly” can’t be used enough.)

That said, take a look below.

A few things stand out, especially the officer’s decision to abruptly use force for no apparent reason.

“You didn’t listen, did you?” the cop asks the man. “You didn’t listen.”

The officer doesn’t like the fact there are people questioning the force.

“Shut up and get out of here,” the cop yells.

He adds: “All he had to do was shut up and he would have left.”

An odd thing to say as it implies the man did nothing illegal.

As in all videos, we don’t see what happened in the buildup. The sequence starts with the man raising his voice.

So we can’t be sure if this incident was sparked by an overzealous cop or a chirpy kid.

Either way, this clip is sure to draw the ire of many.