When I say the slide you're about to see is sick, that means it's good.
Yeah, I don't understand that either, but that's got nothing to do with it.
Over the weekend, Kendrys Morales of the Kansas City Royals made the most brilliant move at home plate and/or was the luckiest guy in Missouri - your pick.
Morales is the DH for KC - not known for his speed. He's on second base when his teammate hits a single, and he's off to the races.
The throw from the outfield was dead-on, and Morales should have been out.
The catcher grabbed the ball - perfect throw, perfect catch - and went for a sweep tag of Morales foot. But Morales pulled up short, the tag missed, the momentum took the catcher's glove out of the base path, and Morales just stepped around him to score.
Incredible. Especially when you consider that Morales once broke his ankle jumping on home plate to celebrate a grand slam.
Jon Stewart, who departs this week as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, was taken to task last week by a variety of news outlets who reported two secret meetings between the talk show icon and the President of the United States.
Why? Because the president needed Jon's support in promoting his social and political agenda.
So much watermelon, so little time...here's a fresh idea for you!
8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 1 medium watermelon)
1 small red onion, cut into thin rings
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or slivered almonds, toasted*
1 cup fresh arugula and/or baby spinach
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
3 tbsp canola oil
1 cup (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese
In a large bowl, combine watermelon and onion; cover and refrigerate until cold (about 30 minutes). Just before serving add nuts and arugula/baby spinach to the mixture. In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette and oil; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese.
*to toast nuts, spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.