Fans who cannot bear to attend games of the Korea Baseball Organization’s last place team, the Hanwha Eagles, can have a robot with their own avatar stand in for them to cheer on the losing team. Called “Fanbots,” these mechanical motivators are used to start rallys and get the real live attendees to do the wave, or as it’s apparently known outside of North America, the “Mexican Wave.”
For the fan, a baseball game is as much about the hang out as it is about the game. Those lucky enough to be in attendance at tonight’s All-Star game in Minneapolis will have the opportunity to watch the best players in action and eat some terribly good food while doing it. In addition to pouring beers for themselves in the new self-serve draft machines, fans at Target Field can select from an array of new food including: Lobster Corn Dogs, a 1 lb Hangover Burger (10 ounces of ground beef, six ounces of ground bacon, fried egg & fried onions), and a Footlong BratDog (a hot dog inside of a bratwurst that’s been wrapped in bacon and covered with sauerkraut and onions). Chances are those who indulge in the offerings will have trouble leaving their seats afterwards, but hey, there’s a game happening anyway.
After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn’t cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a global cancer advocacy? Did it matter? Does it still? Does it matter that Livestrong, the foundation that kicked him out, now wants him back? Do we care what happens to the great work a man has done, after a great fall?
Brazilians of German descent in Blumenau, Brazil’s ‘German’ city—and host to the world’s second largest Oktoberfest—couldn’t figure out who to root for in the day’s earlier slaughter… so they shrugged and drank more beer.
The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.
Erm… on second thought, maybe it wasn’t the smartest idea to scale this rock face without any support or climbing gear. But hey, at least I brought my cell phone! Watch the rescue of this hiker stranded on a cliff by the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, below.
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