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Rookie First Baseman Nervous To Chat With Baserunners

ATLANTA—Noting how important it is to make a good first impression, Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman Josh Bell told reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves that he’s still nervous about chatting with opposing baserunners.

Notable Athlete-Branded Products

With sports stars lending their names to everything from furniture to salsa, Onion Sports breaks down some of the most notable athlete-branded products.

MLB Bans Cruel Practice Of Castrating Mascots

NEW YORK—Saying that the “antiquated and barbaric procedure” has no place in modern baseball, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that the league was banning the brutal practice of castrating mascots.

Area Man Convinced He Could Have Been NFL Bust

DES MOINES, IA—Insisting that he possessed the physical and mental attributes to be one of the most disappointing draft picks of all time, local man Keith Parker, 34, was reportedly convinced Thursday that he could have been an NFL bust.

Dwight Howard Clearly Doesn’t Know Team’s Name

WASHINGTON—Noting his confused expression and uncertainty while shouting incorrect nicknames throughout the playoff game, sources confirmed Wednesday night that Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard clearly does not know his own team’s name.
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Winter Olympics Schedule

The 22nd Winter Olympics is in full swing in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, where top athletes from around the world will compete over the next two weeks to win medals for ice hockey, figure skating, and more. Here are some of the game’s most highly anticipated events:

  • Day 1: Russian journalists marvel at the luxury of Sochi hotels
  • Day 2: All athletes are welcomed with a five-pound bag of turnips
  • Day 4: Snowboarders secure their reputations as being the coolest athletes by performing all events with a boombox on their shoulders
  • Day 5: Extra security brought in to control the rabid fan base of Bulgarian skier Krasimir Anev
  • Day 6: Men’s ski slopestyle competition
  • Day 7: Memorial service for those lost in the men’s ski slopestyle competition
  • Day 8: Intermission
  • Day 12: A special gold medal is awarded to the athlete with the longest tongue
  • Day 13: Twirly, sparkly woman named Nadia or Adrinovka or something prepares to transport the living shit out of world
  • Day 16: After closing ceremonies, officials cull stray athletes from Olympic Village
  • Day 17: World realizes they forgot to watch any of the games

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