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TTYM: A Man Mows Down A Kid For A Ball And An Epic Yearbook Fail

by @TaraLipinsky

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In this week’s That Thing You Missed, watch a thunderstorm nearly shake the pinstripes off the Yankee dugout, a baseball fan makes a memorable catch – at the expense of a toddler, video evidence that hockey players are the toughest athletes going, was there a mistake on Kevin Durant's tattoo? And a major yearbook shout out "fail."  

Mein Baseball Kampf?


Oh. Dear.

Clearly there are no editorial Nazis on that yearbook staff.

So, we’re going to assume Mom, Dad and Kota were just trying to congratulate their home run HITTER…

Because, what would you buy a home run Hitler for graduation anyway? A Tea Kettle?

Story via CBS Chicago

What Would Jesus Do?
(Credit= Kevin Durant's Instagram.)

And while we're on the subject of editorial errors...

So there is some major confusion going on about Kevin Durant’s back tattoo.

Durant got a tatt of Jesus and and an angel with the Bible verse James 1:2-4 inscribed. (Oh, you didn’t recognize that right off the top of your head?)

Only, it looks like the word mature was spelled incorrectly: mautre.

Except new Kevin Durant Instagram photos have emerged showing the word mature now spelled correctly.

Perhaps he’s making an appearance on Celebrity Tattoo Nightmares?

Right or wrong – either way I can’t say what Jesus would do – but I’m pretty darn sure G-d did not intend scripture to be written on human flesh.

‘Cause if he did -- Moses and the Ten Commandments sequence would be a lot more interesting. 

Story via CBS Chicago

Break A Leg
Gregory Campbell hard core after slapshot to leg . 6/5/13 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins NHL by Fred Murtz on YouTube


There is no tougher athlete than a hockey player. Boom! It’s a blanket statement, I admit, and one I stand by wholeheartedly. And it’s one of the reasons I love this sport so damn much.

In case you want to argue with me – the above video is exhibit 5,678.

During Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Bruins fourth-line forward Gregory Campbell broke his right fibula – trying to block a Pittsburgh Penguins power play shot. 

What did he do you ask? He continued to play it out for at least the next 40 seconds. No whining – no complaining – no writhing on the ground in pain while the puck is still in play.

Someone should show this video to A-Rod and Derrick Rose.

Story via CBS Houston

Rumble In 'Da Bronx 
Thunder surprises Yankees and Red Sox by MLB on YouTube

Apparently, white men can jump.

Story via CBS New York

Grand Slam

The Chicago White Sox pulled out a win over the Seattle Mariners in a crazy 16 inning game this week – but not before Mariner Kyle Seager hit a grand slam homer in the 13th inning to tie the game.

This grand slam is historical for many reasons none of which I will go into right here.

But certainly, not historical enough to explain how a grown man gets so carried away he plows down a toddler that may very well be his own son to get said ball.

The child was reportedly unharmed. Well, physically at least.

Story via CBS Seattle  

I want to hear from you! Got a fun story sports fans may have missed? Or an obscure, silly and perhaps gossipy tale we didn't cover? E-mail Tara Lipinsky at or send me a Tweet @TaraLipinsky.

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