Lunchtime Laughter

The drunk history of Jim Abbott at the Pan American Games in Cuba

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The Man Without a Mask by William Finnegan

How the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.

A Baseball Umpire Turned Accidental Folk Artist

Painted baseballs by George Sosnak (1922 – 1972)

Lunchtime Laughter

Nike Psychology

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A Fan Visits From Afar, and the Royals Come Alive by Rany Jazayerli

Lee Sung-woo, an avid Royals fan from South Korea, arrived last week for his first visit to Kansas City; since then, the team has lavished him with attention — and has won seven of eight games.

The Man with the Basketball Van

Rigsketball, a 3-on-3 DIY Portland band basketball tournament.

Make the Most Out of Your Workout

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Like using Nike+ to draw pictures when you go running. As demonstrated by SF-based copywriter Claire Wyckoff 

Floral Dunks

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Add some offline focus to your workspace with this mini-hoop from Cool Try

The History of American Handball

in 77 seconds

 

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Minor League Manhood by Dirk Hayhurst

Lots of guys made their cases for why they should be considered the alpha male of a locker room in the low minors when this writer was down on the farm. But the biggest separator was one’s prowess with the opposite sex. It fostered a toxic culture of misogyny and exploitation.

Virtual Shame Feels a Lot Better

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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.”

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Morning Dose of French Wheelies

A fan joins in the fun on the last leg of the Tour de France

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