Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick raised the bar for whipped cream pieings last season when he dressed up in a Spider-Man (a.k.a. "Pie-der Man") costume and smashed Coco Crisp after a 13th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly. It's one of baseball's entertaining, delicious traditions. Tastes like victory!
We look forward to more major leaguers getting creative like Reddick (and creamed like Crisp) in 2013. Read on for different stylistic approaches to the art of pie smashing.
Little did the businessman rushing to work know that a bus driver would lose focus and plow into a station wagon at the red light. Fortunately Mr. Frogger turned his head with just enough time to outrun both the car and bus; a millisecond later and he might've been roadkill. Yet today he's (presumably) alive and well...and in a GIF, not a grave.
After the jump, here's 15 more GIFs of unsuspecting people who found themselves only inches from game over. You won't believe their luck...and won't believe your eyes.
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Sooner or later, that glorious smell of stadium beers and the crack of the bat on Opening Day fades away. Will your baseball interest level fade to black or turn into dreams of a great October run? That's the question, yet many fans struggle to grip reality, in part because they have different expectations for their teams.
We've made the impending 2013 MLB adventure quite simple. In the guide below, you'll find the precise date that you can expect to grasp that your team just isn't championship material. Put another way, it's the date you can say, "Screw it." Read More...
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While the bubble gum stick is a relic of the baseball card industry, it remains a prominent part of the game today. Just yesterday, Big League Chew announced that Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels would be featured on packages of BLC's shredded chewy delight. (Cartoon characters have appeared on the classic bags since the '70s.)
The baseball season grinds men down, but it's a little sweeter with a wad of gum. Here's 20 photos of players, coaches and their sugary bubble creations.
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You might look sophisticated drinking wine, but just imagine if you owned and operated a winery. Celebrities often dream of a label bearing their name, but it's hard work and a famous name alone doesn't spell success. Many have succeeded, however, and they include big time athletes with a taste for vino. Whet your appetite with our list of athlete vintners.
For more on wine, watch "Guy Code" tonight at 11p/10c on MTV2
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The Italian striker for A.C. Milan, Mario Balotelli, commissioned an artist to build a life-size statue of himself posing shirtless. Said the sculptor tasked with the job: "I presented several drawings but Mario wanted to be immortalized in a pose that shows him having scored a goal, highlighting his muscles and with an expression of defiance."
Super Mario is not short on self-confidence or crazy stories. He's kind of a Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocino of soccer: teams tolerate(d) the antics because he's so talented. Despite reports that the 22-year-old has scuffled with his own teammates and coaches over the years, he's beloved by fans.
He's just kind of nuts, but it makes him (and soccer) more interesting. But don't take it from us. Said his former coach Roberto Mancini, who once described Balotelli as "like another one of my children:" "The problem is because of [Balotelli's] age, he can make some mistakes. He's Mario. He's crazy--but I love him because he's a good guy." Click on for a rundown of Balotelli's greatest hits.
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The flat top (a.k.a. the hi-top fade), one of the most stylish trends to ever land atop basketball players' domes, has made a triumphant return. The 'do reached its apex in the late '80s and early '90s with ballers such as Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Charles Oakley, David Robinson, John Starks, Dominique Wilkins, Chris Mullin, Rick Fox, J.R. Reid, Kenny Walker, Robert Horry, Dee Brown, Shawn Kemp and Detlef Shrempf.
And then it disappeared for 20 years. Nobody knows why.
Thank goodness Milwaukee Bucks' point guard Brandon Jennings brought sexy flat top back to the NBA a couple years ago. He's since shaved it, but inspired a couple other players to grow theirs. Now the flat top's spread into the college ranks, and probably throughout high schools and middle schools. Maybe it just needed a full generation to rest. Here's visual proof that the hi-top is back on top.
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To put it mildly, Canadian comic Nathan Fielder has some crazy business ideas. For example, a poo-flavored treat for an yogurt shop and a pizza place that delivers in less than eight minutes, two of the schemes he implements at real businesses in Los Angeles in the upcoming new Comedy Central series "Nathan For You." While Fielder means well and actually possesses a business degree, his ideas are mostly ridiculous. Not completely -- mostly. We spoke with Nathan about the show, all the abuse he took from skeptical customers, and more.
What was your very first job?
I dressed up as a bagel, a big fuzzy bagel and handed out samples outside a shop in Vancouver when I was about 13. The funniest part about the outfit--along with having a circular bagel as the main body, it had basically arms and legs and for some reason the the bagel had kind of clawish hands.
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Midway through the Ohio State/Wisconsin Badgers game this past weekend, we got to wondering: What the heck does a badger actually look like? Maybe we saw a photograph in elementary school, but the memory's faded and we're pretty sure it doesn't look like chipper Bucky Badger, seen above next to his real-life counterpart. (Although classic fierce Bucky Badger comes closer.)
Which got us thinking: Do any anthropomorphic NCAA mascots resemble the s*** they're supposed to be? Here's a completely unscientific examination--a virtual safari, let's call it--comparing silly costumes with Mother Nature's renderings.
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She might not be a movie star, but this Rambo is a lot sexier than Sylvester Stallone's. In addition to being one of the most popular SuicideGirls models (you can see why), she works as SG's model coordinator, scouring the Internet to discover future SuicideGirls.
We had the pleasure of a Skype session with the stunning and very sweet Rambo, who gave us some valuable tips for dating SuicideGirls--and convinced us to pick up a copy of the new SG book "Hard Girls, Soft Light."
So what makes a SuicideGirl, a SuicideGirl?
First of all, we're super independent. We have different kinds of quirky interests and talents and I think a lot of us came from situations in high school where we didn’t really fit in and always felt like outcasts. This is a safe haven for all the weirdos out there to come together and celebrate being unique.