Ryan Howard MVP of Japan Tour

Ryan Howard MVP of Japan Tour

I was going to leave the headline as Ryan Howard named MVP and leave off the "of Japan Tour" part.  That would have been mean to those of you who see the headlines first in RSS readers.  Alas, Ryan Howard has not been named MVP of the National League, yet at least.  He was however the most valuable player of the Japan Tour:

Howard, who had four homers and eight RBI in the series, was
named MVP of the tour.

"I got some good pitches to hit and had a lot of fun here,"
said Howard, the Philadelphia Phillies slugger who led the majors
with 58 homers this season. "I had a great time and I'm glad that
we were able to win every game."

Ryan Howard. What could we possibly say bad about him?  I also found this note interesting:

The last time a team of major leaguers swept a tour of Japan was
when the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig All-Stars went 17-0 in 1935.

>>Reyes walk-off HR completes MLB sweep of Japan [ESPN]

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.

Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.

Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)

A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....

earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs

The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.