Josh Hamilton signs $125 million deal with Los Angeles Angels
JUST IN: Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, sources tell ESPN.com.
Hamilton is leaving the Texas Rangers, who were reportedly never given a chance to match the Angels’ offer, CBS Sports reports.
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San Francisco Giants’ Sergio Romo, who threw the series-winning last strike out in the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, strode through the city during the team’s celebratory victory parade today wearing a t-shirt with the words: “I just look illegal.”
Romo comes from Brawley, Calif. a small, remote farming town about 20 miles north of the Mexican border. Romo was raised in a baseball-loving family, and is the grandson of migrant workers.
“Romo used his platform to show how ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal,’ said Monica Novoa, who leads the Drop the I-Word campaign. “He also is pointing to how this dehumanizing, inaccurate language goes hand in hand with racial profiling.”
And check out the Storified reactions to Romo’s t-shirt here!
EVERYONE IS IN LOVE WITH SERGIO ROMO.
The cruelty of sports is that a single brain fart can define an entire career. But feel no pity for the idiots on this list: They deserve that permanent dunce cap welded to their pin heads.
*Note: Since we are all geniuses with the benefit of hindsight, this is a list of decisions that were clearly idiotic at the time they were made. No one knew, for instance, that Ryan Leaf would turn out to be a moody turd, except for everyone who knew Ryan Leaf personally.
Michael Jordan retires to give baseball a try
Let’s assume that Michael Jordan retired voluntarily, that all the conspiracy theories about David Stern giving him a secret suspension for gambling are unfounded. That means Jordan really did leave the game in the prime of his career of his own volition…which makes him an idiot. I’d think far more of him if he really had been kicked out of the league. Who turns in their god status just to hang out in Birmingham?
Olympic icon Jesse Owens Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August 24, 1936. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games, annihilating the racist myth of white superiority in the presence of Adolph Hitler. Mr. Owens stated after his victories, “When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.” Mr. Owens and his wife Ruth had three daughters and were married for 45 years before he died in 1980 at the age of 66 of lung cancer. Photo: by Joseph Costa/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.