Starting Nine: Baseball remembers
Many things are happening -- on Cut4, in baseball and out there in the rest of the world. Here are nine you need to know about today:
2. Monday began a week of interleague rivalries across MLB. The Mets outdid the Yanks, the Dodgers beat the Angels and the White Sox took down the Cubs. The South Siders owe their 7-0 victory to Jeff Samardzija , who pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout.
3. Navy vet (and USA Memory Champion) Ron White memorized the names of 2,000 fallen soldiers and transcribed them on the D-backs' Memorial Wall at Chase Field.
4. Buzz Aldrin visited Dodger Stadium, where we can only hope that Tommy Lasorda vicariously fulfilled one of our lifelong dreams:
5. Watch this game-tying Jason Giambi homer give the batter's eye a shiner:
6. We're guessing this UNC baseball player is an architecture major, because it must have required some serious engineering expertise to construct this rally cap tower:
8. And now for a photo of Cliff Pennington wearing a bucket of gum on his head, because of course.
9. The Spurs completed their sweep of the Western Conference finals, beating the Grizzlies, 93-86, in Game 4 -- San Antonio will now advance to their fifth NBA Finals. This is great timing, considering Tim Duncan apparently only just realized that he has arms:
-- Cut4 Staff