Seventh-inning stretch? No kidding.
Andy Milovich, the general manager of the minor-league Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans, made good on a promise to a young cancer patient whose Facebook page received 10,000 “likes” by hanging out a press-box window and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” live on the stadium big board — while undergoing a prostate exam.
Hitting the high notes, we assume, wasn’t a problem.
Bet ratings are strong
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“In a sad sign of the times,” wrote Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, “the new ‘Hercules’ movie has been linked to the BALCO lab.”
• At ESPN.com, after the Rockies gave out 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki replica jerseys with his name misspelled on the back: “Tulowhoopski!”
• At SportsPickle.com: “Matt Schaub wowing Raider teammates with tales of 2012 wild-card win over Bengals.”
It’s a snap
Marcus Mariota, Oregon’s star quarterback, is taking just two classes this fall to complete his degree — golf and yoga.
In other words, he’s getting into fore/down-dog territory.
The NBA is mulling plans to extend its All-Star break to an entire week.
Apparently they want to ensure there’s enough time to finish the game’s final two minutes.
And from the Past Performance Is Not Indicative of Future Results File comes Tom Glavine — a 305-game winner inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday — and his final season in the minors with Class AAA Richmond in 1987.
He went 6-12.
Talking the talk
• Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez, to ESPN, on his daughter being a Wildcats cheerleader: “If you see me hugging, kissing a cheerleader after a game, don’t worry. If it’s two or three, there’s a problem.”
• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle: “Heartwarming headline of the week: ‘Tyson, Holyfield patch it up.’ With what, Super Glue?”
• CBS’s David Letterman, from his top-10 list of excuses for not having sex: “You don’t own the Los Angeles Clippers anymore.”
• ABC’s Jimmy Fallon, after a horse belonging to Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for a banned substance: “Officials say it’s either steroids or whatever’s helped the queen live to be 188.”
Four-star tackle George Brown Jr. of Cincinnati pulled out a live baby alligator — OK, a dwarf caiman — as a prop to announce he’d chosen Florida over SEC rivals Alabama and Kentucky.
He would’ve picked Bama, but the pet store was out of baby elephants.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org