Chris Christie caught a foul ball at a Mets game and was promptly booed by the entire stadium

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in the crowd at the Mets game against the Cardinals at Citi Field on Tuesday night, and sat watching the game with little fanfare for the first few innings. That is until he caught a foul ball hit by Paul DeJong, and then everybody in attendance noticed him all at once.

The game officially began at 7:04 p.m., and had to be called off due to storms at 1:07 a.m. after almost six hours of play. It seemed at first like it might be an early night for fans, but the Shorebirds scored in the bottom of the ninth to set up the ensuing marathon of futility.

No matter what happens from this point it will be the all-time record for the longest game in Shorebirds history. There’s also a slim chance it could challenge the all-time record for longest game, which was between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings in 1981. That game took 33 innings and featured Cal Ripkin Jr. in the Red Wings lineup.

Fans who purchased a ticket to the game on Thursday will have a chance to re-enter starting at 5 p.m. on Friday. The game is set to continue at 6 p.m. and we’ll see how long this one lasts.

That being said, Cube was not entirely great — he skipped a beat between the first and second line, which threw everyone off, including the organist — but he was enthusiastic throughout Cheap Vintage Jerseys the performance. And really, isn’t that what counts here?

I do want to give a quick shout-out to this fan here who listened to Cube sing, and Cheap Wbc Jerseys could only respond with a head shake that says, “Well, alright, you messed up the tempo here, but it’s too late to turn back, so we might as well finish this.”

National treasure Adrian Beltre is still making ridiculous plays at third base in his 20th season

Adrian Beltre is a beautiful human. And at 38-years-old, he is still making beautiful plays like this one at third base.

Oh, how I was going to savage the Dodgers in this silly little exercise. When the clock struck 1:00 p.m. PT, they had two new left-handed relievers, and both of them were buy-low guys they are assuming can be polished up. Tony Watson isn’t really close to the All-Star he was a couple years ago, and Cingrani is a befuddling mess. On the one hand, the Dodgers are the team that’s turned Brandon Morrow into a late-inning monster. On the other hand, tick tock. Better fix them before the postseason.

It was an underwhelming cavalry for a team that could be forgiven for assuming they didn’t need any substantial upgrades.

You can read why I think this makes the Dodgers winners over here. The short version: They’re going to have a four-man rotation in the postseason. That’s so danged huge for them. They’ve needed that for years, and now they have it. Terrifying.

I can tell that I’m not going to get anywhere with this line of Cheap USA Soccer Jerseys questioning, so I change the subject and ask Marlins Man if he’s excited that the All-Star Game is in Miami.

He is excited. So are the nine Mermaids he’s bringing with him, he Cheap UK NFL Jerseys says. Mermaids is the name he’s given to women he finds attractive and brings to games, since that’s what the Marlins called their cheerleading squad until the team disbanded it in 2012.

Watch this 6’4 first baseman do a full split to complete a double play

Emilio Guerrero of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto’s AA affiliate) might need to take some extra time to ice up after the team’s game on Monday, thanks to an amazing play he executed to complete a double play in the top of the fourth inning.

That’s what this fan did during Monday’s Astros-Phillies game. Cameras caught him drinking two tall cans as Josh Reddick stepped to the plate.

It’s not so much that this guy bought two beers. It’s more about him voraciously grasping them, unwilling to place them on the ground near his seat or the cupholders. He just takes a sip of one, slowly lowers it, and quickly raises the other beer. He will only agree to loosen his grip once all the beer is gone.

Assuming this person is a Phillies fan, can you blame him for wanting to relax in the middle of a one-sided contest like on Monday? It was only the top of the fourth inning and the Phillies were already down four runs. And it didn’t get any better.

I would say this fan should probably pace himself, but he probably knew the game would be one-sided. The Astros scored two more runs on Philadelphia in the Cheap Retro Jerseys NBA next inning. With the Phillies being at the bottom of the NL East, he had to know this was Cheap Rugby Jerseys UK coming.

Still, that’s not going to stop him from enjoying his time at the ballpark. This guy is taking it easy.

The Mets are acquiring closer AJ Ramos from the Marlins

The Mets are set to acquire Marlins closer AJ Ramos, according to reports from FOX’s Ken Rosenthal.

This transaction may seem strange at first blush seeing as the Mets have been shopping anybody and everybody that makes sense before the deadline. They already traded Lucas Duda to the Rays, and showed no signs of stopping their selling.

He sure did. It was the wrong kind of history, though. The Washington Nationals hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning against Blazek, the first time a team has done that since the Dodgers in 2010. The Nationals are just the eighth team in Major League Baseball history to hit four consecutive home runs.

That’s Brian Goodwin with the first one, followed by Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, and Ryan Zimmerman. And, just for good measure, Anthony Rendon hit a home run later in the inning, which means that Blazek is the first pitcher in baseball history to allow five home runs in an inning.

You knew that the rising home run rates in baseball were going Cheap Real Jerseys to lead to some funky records. Here’s one! And while you’re admiring all those dingers, please light a Cheap Quality Jerseys votive candle for Michael Blazek. That cannot have been fun.

Anyway, at the 2001 Women’s World Cup final, the United States and Norway have gone on to a penalty shootout to decide the champion. Briana Scurry — who, in real life, made a crucial save for the U.S. in the 1999 final’s shootout — gets injured, leaving everyone worried until the camera pans over to Air Bud, who substitutes for Scurry and clinches the match for the U.S. with his own save.

Phillies trade Howie Kendrick to Nationals

The Phillies are trading second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Nationals, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports. In return, the Nationals are sending minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills back, as well as international bonus pool space.

Christie, who has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, wasn’t even in his own state and managed to get booed by an entire ballpark of fans. That’s pretty impressive, if you think about it.

But the fans weren’t the only ones who negatively responded to Christie attending the game and catching a ball. Even the booth got in on the fun, with a brief putdown about Christie’s recent extracurricular activities.

“Nice to see him get from the beach here to the ballpark.”
That, of course, is in reference to his recent day on a Jersey beach during a government shutdown of the majority of public beaches. Christie was caught red handed and his constituents weren’t too pleased with the abuse of office.

This moment at the park is proof that the governor can’t escape from public opinion, even at the ballpark.

The 1997 Mariners were the best team the organization had Cheap Penguins Jerseys ever fielded to that point. As our own Amanda Lane recounted hauntingly, it was supposed to be the opening of a contention window, yet for Griffey and Johnson it would be their second and final taste of the playoffs in Cheap Original Soccer Jerseys Mariner uniforms. A young Ichiro Suzuki changes that equation. The Mariners entered 1997 with the 10th highest payroll in the MLB, around $46 million.

Playing time, too, could be found. Pitching was the most obvious hole in the 1997 roster, but the Opening Day lineup below reveals the greatest limitation in the lineup existed in left field.

What to expect from Marshawn Lynch’s 2017 season with Raiders

The days of Marshawn Lynch being a workhorse are finished. But that doesn’t mean the 31-year-old power back won’t find his best “Beast Mode” in Oakland.

The Raiders weren’t just the ideal team for Lynch to join out of retirement because they gave him a chance to close out his career as a hometown hero. They also had a perfect place to put him in their offense.

He sat on the bench at UNI for four years, asking fellow Hall of Famers on the stage to raise their hands if any of them sat on the bench for four years at any point in their lives. Nobody raised their hands. “Exactly,” Warner said.

HIs mother talked him out of transferring from UNI and to be grateful for his opportunity. She told him to “never stop working or preparing because God had a plan.”

He said his mother reminded him of those exact things, not just by what she said but by how she worked three jobs so her sons could play sports.

“She taught me that even when life doesn’t give you what New Nike NFL Jerseys you want, you never stop believing,” Warner said. “Mom, so much of who you see today was formed from what I saw in you. The spirit of perseverance that runs through my veins and which has defined New York Giants Cheap Jerseys my career were without question passed down by you.”

Brenda Warner was one of two wives to present their huspands Saturday, along with the wife of Jerry Jones, Gene. They are the third and fourth women to present their spouses for induction, joining Kim Singletary (Mike Singletary, 1998) and Deanna Favre (Brett Favre, 2016).

Jerry Jones says fear of failure led to fractured relationship with Jimmy Johnson

Jerry Jones wishes he would have handled things differently with Jimmy Johnson in 1994.

Jones explained Saturday night, following his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was a fear of failure that led to the fracture of his once-close friendship with Johnson.

“In my spot as the owner, I was supposed to have tolerated the most,” Jones began to explain on NFL Network. “I should have taken tolerance, but I tried to explain (Saturday) that I was really so scared and thought I was stupid for betting what I bet to get into the National Football League and buy the Cowboys. It scared my ass so bad, that I lost my tolerance.

“I just couln’t tolerate it, so when I thought it wasn’t right, I didn’t have time for that. Call that whatever you want to. It was not a call for attention. The Dallas Cowboys had won two back-to-back championships.

Jackson, by that date dropping, seems prepared to delay his Week 1 call for as long as possible. That favors Kizer, too. In the meantime, the Browns can expect him to New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys build NBA Cheap Jerseys his confidence by using his arm and athleticism to go to work on lesser defenses. Although his path from rookie to starting came under different circumstances, it’s similar to how Dak Prescott was able to rise quickly in Dallas last preseason.

While Osweiler looks like he’s competing, in reality, the Browns just admitted he really isn’t. They’re a lot more interested to see how Kizer tries to rise above Kessler.

3 a.m. conversation with a cereal box spurred Kurt Warner to Hall of Fame career

Dan Marino’s eyes followed Kurt Warner through the aisle of a grocery store and it was enough to motivate Kurt Warner to pursue his professional football dreams.

Consider when McCoy was with the Broncos last, from 2009-12, he had successful seasons working with Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. In terms of pure physical talent and youth, Lynch provides him with the best blend of QB skills yet.

Siemian had plenty positives in 2016, considering the fact that the offensive line and running game gave him limited support. But the bottom line is the Broncos weren’t a very good passing (or overall) offense, and they saw the Raiders and Chiefs make the playoffs ahead of them because both division rivals were better on that side of the ball. The Broncos need a lot more from their QB, and only Lynch can give them a significant leap in production.

The Broncos’ top wide receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, have both gushed about a change in Lynch. Sanders told reporters he sees a more relaxed QB. Lynch Find Cheap Jerseys has Denver Broncos Cheap Jerseys impressed Thomas more with his lasers in practice.

Since Tony Romo retired, John Elway held back from adding a veteran to the mix because he was confident in what he had and, more specifically, whom he drafted early in Lynch. McCoy leaned things in Lynch’s favor early, and Lynch is doing the rest to close well late.

Unless he has an unlikely regression, Lynch will be in the lineup Sept. 11 vs. McCoy’s old team, the Chargers.

Rodgers is a two-time MVP who led the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XLV

Howard is right there with Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon in the new wave of top-flight running backs. He’s pretty much already what Matt Forte was for several seasons in Chicago. It’s sad that Howard has to see Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky get so much in 2017 while he is the only established force in the offense.

Hill had a terrific rookie season as a returner, receiver and rusher, bringing some much-needed dynamism to a predictable Chiefs offense. He didn’t waste time reaching Pro Bowl status, and in Year 2, he’ll also serve as the team’s No. 1 wide receiver in what behind him is a very shaky corps without Jeremy Maclin.

Credentials: Rodgers is a two-time MVP who led the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XLV, and he’s still in his prime. Rodgers owns a career passer rating of 104.1, by far the best all time to this point.

Credentials: Brady has won five Super Bowl championships as a starter, and the two-time MVP is still going strong for the New England Patriots. Brady was the first QB to throw for 50 TDs in a single season, and he could finish with the all-time records in TDs and passing yards before he’s done.

Credentials: Manning is the all-time leader in passing TDs (539) Create Cheap Jerseys and yards (71,940), and that’s just two of the myriad passing records he set over a 17-year career with the Colts and Broncos that also included two Super Bowl championships. Manning was a five-time Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys MVP.

Chances: Lock. Book that trip for 2021. We think he might be the next quarterback in, unless one of those veterans gets there in the next few years.

Bill Belichick congratulates ‘tough Croatian’ Rob Ninkovich on tremendous career

One of the things Bill Belichick loved about Rob Ninkovich was his toughness.

After Ninkovich announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, both Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft lauded the 33-year-old linebacker for an 11-year career that saw him win a pair of Super Bowls with the Patriots.

“Rob is one of the most unselfish players I’ve ever coached,” Belichick said Sunday. “Like a lot of guys, he came in here very unheralded; [Tom] Brady, Malcolm Butler, guys like that and the guy he replaced, No. 50 Mike Vrabel. [He] didn’t come in with a lot of fanfare but just came in and worked hard and became a very, very versatile player for us.”

“There’s something to be said about going out on top,” Ninkovich said Sunday. “I was honest with myself. You have to be honest with yourself. I feel like athletes sometimes get away from that because they don’t want to believe what they’re telling themselves, but I knew that my time was probably close.

“I love it here, and I’m going to miss it.”

It’s impossible to know whether the fans from whom Cincinnati Reds Cheap Jerseys the Ravens China Cheap Jerseys have heard are only Ravens fans, or whether they are fans of other teams who simply want to see Kaepernick remain unemployed. Regardless, it’s no surprise that those who don’t want to see Kaepernick on an NFL team are trying to block it from happening at a time when it appears that it could.
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