Samantha Hoopes … That heroic cat will throw out a pitch at a baseball game. … Donald Sterling won’t pay the NBA’s $2.5 million fine. … Man’s rooster’s “timing is off,” so housemate clubs it to death. … Homeless man finds wallet filled with money and turns it in — for the second time. … Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery today. … This week in Florida. … Riot police in Brazil given “RoboCop suits” to protect elite at World Cup. … Harrison Ford asked to reprise his role for Blade Runner sequel. … This map charting the droughts currently plaguing America doesn’t look good. … Lionel Messi signs contract extension with Barcelona. … MLB formed a committee to replace Bud Selig. … Sears is ‘burning money‘ and closing stores. … Connecticut lawmakers are going to vote on whether or not to ban chocolate milk from schools. … Microsoft’s ‘Infinity Room‘ looks fun. … This week in Florida Part II. … Gratuitous link of the week: Toto and Michael McDonald are touring this summer! … This Kim Jong Un game looks amazing. … Say hello to Cindy Mello. … Audrina is back on the red carpet circuit. … Happy Birthday: Danny Trejo (70); Robert Fripp (68); Pierce Brosnan (61); Jack Morris (59); John Salley (50); Boyd Tinsley (50); Krist Novoselic (49); Janet Jackson (48); Tori Spelling (41); Adam Richman (40); Megan Fox (28); Ashley Wagner (23). … Enjoy the weekend. If you don’t have anything fun planned, a suggestion.
Alexi Lalas finished up his ’26 year plan.’ [NJ.com]
The story of SDSU’s Adam Muema is crazier than we thought. [SI]
Weird: Japanese soft drink company is going to put a billboard on the moon next year. Or something. [The Verge]
A look at the role Norv Turner (and others) played in the Vikings drafting Teddy Bridgewater. [Sports on Earth]
Service dog walks in deceased companion’s place at college graduation. [HyperVocal]
The 10 best summer drinking games. [Bro Bible]
Exploring some of the recent high pitch counts totals in baseball (with some analysis from Old Hoss.) [Baseball Prospectus]
Semi-interesting interview with guy who calls out celebrities caught wearing fake watches on Instagram. [Noisey]
Good read on the attempts to start a Little League program in Camden, N.J. [GQ]
Chipotle adds new literary work by Toni Morrison, Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis to its cups and bags. Boo! Hooray! I’m so mad I’ll tweet about it!!! [Vanity Fair]
The plight of the New York Times shows web “home pages” might be dead. [QZ]
Most CDs are becoming physically worthless. Science wants your help to figure out why. [The Atlantic]
20 questions with Review’s A.J. Gibbs (Megan Stevenson). [Uproxx]
Darren Rovell didn’t initially realize this letter “written” by Ryne Sandberg was satire. [700 Level]
This is the real Idaho gubernatorial debate. Call it a strong contender for best piece of media of 2014. Set aside an hour to watch it all.
Oh, no big deal, just a bear wandering into your house.
In this case, holding your phone vertically is acceptable.
Keith Olbermann’s show is worth watching each night, if only for his sharp opening commentary/monologue.