June 2012

OMG this is epic. Watch this video of two cars drive a real-life Hot Wheels loop-de-loop track!

Rally car driver Tanner Foust and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy drive two all-wheel-drive advance rally spec coupe cars side-by-side around a double vertical 66-foot loop to set new world record at X Games on June 30, 2012.

The track, two football fields long, was modeled on Mattel’s Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare toy racetrack set.

credit: Reddit (and X-Games)

“Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s a big feminine hug, Adam Lind. So hit more homers, maybe.” – Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays.

Adam Lind has had a rough 2012. He was demoted to the Minor Leagues in May after only hitting .186 at the time, even with six years experience in the big leagues. Also, he was put on waivers (a shock, as any team interested in him could have picked him up). But after a month of reworking his swing and strength conditioning, he’s back, and in his second game back, he hits two home runs! Welcome back, Adam Lind!

Toronto Blue Jays Brett Lawrie gives a hug to teammate Adam Lind who contributed two home runs in his team’s win over the Los Angeles Angels in their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto June 29, 2012.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Ace of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitching staff Ricky Romero acting like a kid again in this photo…

This, at a time when he is now the only starting pitcher left remaining from the original five that started the season. The Jays have recently lost their other four starters to injuries in a span of two weeks (one of whom is out for at least a year to Tommy John surgery – Kyle Drabek). So, now only Ricky is left! It has been a unbelievable run of misfortune for the Jays starting pitching staff.

The Jays are so hurting and desperate right now that they have signed 49-year old Jamie Moyer yesterday, who was released by the Orioles a few days ago. Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major-league game earlier this season. In 10 starts this season, Moyer was 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Ricky Romero sits in the dugout blowing bubbles before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Photo credit: AP Photo/J Pat Carter

So here’s one of those great-waste-of-police-time-and-taxpayers-money stories.

A sixth grader from Osaka, Japan is in protective custody after accessing an online game site with another child’s password.

The 11 year-old girl is accused of violating Japan’s Unauthorized Computer Access Law after figuring out the name, birthday, and password of a 12 year-old middle school girl for a free-to-play online game Ameba Pigg.

The little girl explained, “I was jealous of the in-game items the middle school girl had.”

Couldn’t this be handled with a quick warning to the parents? Or are the Japanese police so bored now that they are targeting grade schoolers (as the crime rate in Japan is so low)?


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No, no, Jose Bautista, you’re doing it wrong!

  1. Always keep your eye on the ball.
  2. Don’t get distracted by hecklers in the crowd.
  3. If you’re going to be distracted by a hot babe taking your photo, don’t make such an ugly zombie face!

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista prepares to catch a foul fly hit by Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano in the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game in Miami, Friday, June 22, 2012. The Blue Jays won 12-5.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Alan Diaz

“You are a dead duck, Ryan Braun!” says Toronto Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis, as he tags the slugger out at home plate, saving a run from scoring and ending the inning. He recovered a wild pitch by pitcher Joel Carreno and hustled back to beat Braun to the plate.

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers is tagged out at the plate by Jeff Mathis of the Toronto Blue Jays while trying to steal home on a pass ball during the Interleague game at Miller Park on June 20, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Photo credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Look at this amazingly swan-like swing of Canadian Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays, when he hit a home run, one of six in a game that every run counted as they finally won 10-9 against the Brewers. It was just the 10th time ever in Blue Jays history the team combined to hit six or more home runs, and Toronto’s 100 homers this season rank them second in the Majors behind only the Yankees.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie hits a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning of their MLB baseball Inter League game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 19, 2012.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Great action shot of dirt flying when speedster Rajai Davis dives back to first base after the Milwaukee Brewers try to pick him off.

(shopped and cropped the original photo) Click image for larger res!

Toronto Blue Jays’ Rajai Davis safely dives back to first base against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning of their MLB baseball Inter League game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 18, 2012.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Edwin Encarnacion gets a ball aimed at his head!!?!?! (usually this kinda throw causes bench-clearing brawls!). Edwin gets the last laugh though, as he hits a home run later in the game in a back-to-back-TO-BACK home run barrage (that’s right, 3 consecutive homers!).

What a crazy game this was! Usually when an opposing team hits a Grand Slam home run, they win the game. Not this time, as the Blue Jays come back to win against the Milwaukee Brewers 10-9, in a game where Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista hit two home runs each, back-to-back in the 6th and 9th innings. The three homers in a row marked only the sixth time Toronto hit three straight home runs in franchise history and the first time since April 9, 2005, against Boston.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion is brushed back by a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers’ Tyler Thornburg during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Milwaukee.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Tom Lynn

Rajai Davis goes “ROAR!!”, for the Toronto Blue Jays, after hitting a goodbye home run that wins the game in the 10th inning! Exhilarating whenever your team wins with a walk-off home run, isn’t it?

Toronto Blue Jays hoist Rajai Davis of the Toronto Blue Jays after his game winning home run in the 10 inning during MLB action at The Rogers Centre June 16, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Photo credit: Abelimages/Getty Images

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