The Roundup: Bear Playing Tetherball, RIP Umpire Wally Bell & Trey Burke is Out 2-3 Months

Danielle+KnudsonDanielle Knudson … man calls 911 over jell-o snack theft from workplace … should we stop believing Malcolm Gladwell? … Michelle Beadle is a runner … man sued after spending $321k in Houston strip club … why does trouble always seem to find Shia LaBeouf? … twitter paid an engineer $10 millionTennessee relieves band director of duties for ‘whining’ … four dry ice bombs found at LAX … a raccoon wearing a tuxedo … could Jenny McCarthy get fired from the View already? …

Rob Gronkowski’s mom: “All I can say is Robbie is dying to play. He wants to get out there. He’s doing what he has to do to get back playing. He doesn’t like it. He wants to play. It really bothers him that he’s not playing.” [Herald]

How often do gamblers really win? Not very often. [WSJ]

MLB umpire Wally Bell, who called the NLCS between the Cardinals and Pirates, had a heart attack and died. [AP]

Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke is out for 8-12 weeks because he needed surgery after suffering a broken finger. [Salt Lake Trib]

Brett Favre is the NFL career leader in pick-sixes. [Football Perspective]

Crazy story about a kid who gained weight to try and play college football … then kept gaining weight. Now, he’s lost a lot of it. [Observer]

Carl Landry, who signed a $26 million deal over the summer, will be out 3-4 months with a torn hip flexor. [Sac Bee]

If you went to bed early … Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0. Ryu was virtually untouchable. [Register]

Sounds like there’s a chance Baltimore star Manny Machado could miss the start of the 2014 season. [Baltimore Sun]

Fred Galloway, the Nets’ assistant director of team security, was part of the team that captured the pirates portrayed in the Tom Hanks movie, “Captain Phillips.” [Post]

Mike Jakubowski is the PBA Tour’s play-by-play voice for its ESPN telecasts, replacing Lon McEachern. [Times Union]

“With the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in place and memories of the Mike Rice coaching scandal at Rutgers lingering, the line between motivational coaching and abusive tactics is blurrier than ever in high school sports.” [Star Ledger]

This one’s for you, Boston fans – the view from behind home plate when David Ortiz hit a grand slam. [via Bill Simmons]

Here’s a bear playing tetherball. Quite well, actually.

Mike Green missed a check last night, and went right over the wall into his bench.

Tom Hanks re-created my favorite scene from ‘Big’ last week. [via Hot Clicks]

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