Brian McCann, Dean Anna have comedic collision (GIF)
If there were such a thing as Ministry of Silly Falls, this would be in it.
In the fourth inning of the spring game between the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees, a funny thing happened on the way to the plate. Yankees third baseman Dean Anna tripped over the mask of catcher Brian McCann as both players pursued a harmless little pop-up along the line. Eagle-eyed Mike Axisa of CBSSports.com spotted the play and no one was hurt, so we can guiltlessly watch it over and over.
Tossup: Save the baby or the souvenir baseball? (video)
Ball or kid?
Ah, the modern ballpark conundrum. Do you turn your attention away from your offspring long enough to snag a sweet souvenir that can be obtained at any reasonably well-stocked Dick’s store for a mere pittance or do you hold onto the tot and let that souvenir -- the only one that’s ever going to come your way at a ballpark because these things are rare, my friend -- end up in someone else’s grimey, mustard-stained mitts?
A fan in Port St. Lucie, Fla., rassled with that dilemma Monday when Chris Young’s ground-rule double headed toward him and he momentarily let go of a stroller containing one of his children and it rolled precipitously down the hill. Fortunately, it was all captured by cameras.
Yeah, he missed the ball, saved the child and, no, he’s probably never seen the railway station steps scene in “The Untouchables.”
Blake Griffin dunk is a tribute to Karl Malone (video)
The best moment in Blake Griffin’s 37-point performance on 14-of-16 shooting Monday night?
It came when he threw down a dunk, naturally. But this one was a tribute to the Mailman, Karl Malone.
(Courtesy Eye on Basketball)
Griffin, who has said that he looks up to Malone, made the move in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 112-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns, a game in which he had 29 points in the first half.)
Michael Johnson headed to Tampa Bay, report says
Michael Johnson is expected to leave the Cincinnati Bengals for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The defensive end has reached agreement on a four-year deal with Tampa Bay, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports, ahead of the beginning of free agency at 4 p.m. EDT.
Johnson should bolster a Buccaneers defense that is preparing for life without cornerback Darrelle Revis and had all of 35 sacks last season, 23rd in the league.
President Obama, Zach Galifianakis: Funny or Die video answers tough sports questions
Finally, someone has asked President Barack Obama some tough sports-related questions.
Like how he’ll adjust to life when he’s out of office, when people stop letting him win at basketball. And which country he was rooting for in the Winter Olympics. Zach Galifianakis puts the president on a moderately warm seat in “Between Two Ferns” and gets to the bottom of these issues and more. Like whether Obama would let his son play football. “What if he was a nerd like you?” Naturally, the president gets all the good lines. “Do you think a woman like Michelle would marry a nerd?” he shoots back.
Also, Galifianakis asks about that whole “Ambassador Rodman” thing. And, yes, the president is plugging Healthcare.gov to the kids with this appearance.