With news spreading that Osama bin Laden has been killed, small U-S-A chants began to rise from the crowd watching the Phillies play the Mets at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night. As the word spread throughout the crowd, the chants got louder and louder until just about the whole stadium was doing it, audible on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. I don't know how many Mets fans are in town tonight, but this is likely one occasion for which everyone in attendance will put aside the rivalry, reminiscent of the Phillies-Braves game at the Vet after 9/11 and the Flyers-Rangers preseason game that was halted for President Bush's address.
HD video courtesy of Bubbaprog at Mocksession. Thanks also to the gentlemen at Where's Weems. And here's a .gif of President Obama's address on the matter. [MLB.com]
UPDATE: A longer video below:
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland both landed punches to the head during a wild brawl that erupted Monday after a hit by pitch.
Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 mph in the eighth inning with Washington ahead 2-0.
Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. They started to swing away and they each connected as the benches and bullpens emptied. At least two Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the brawl all the way into the dugout.
In the 2014 NL Division Series, Harper hit two home runs off Str
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State's Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he's not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1.
Kerr said: "As of right now I would not coach Thursday night. It's still up in the air." He said that by Game 1, he might make a decision on his status.
The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure to repair a spinal fluid leak, addressed the media Monday when acting coach Mike Brown was out with the flu.
He joked: "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies."
Brown has been coaching the team since Game 3 of the first round at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games.