Fun Fact of the Day: The first MLB All-Star Game was played in 1933 and Babe Ruth hit the very first home run.
Bow down to royalty. Last night, the American League won the MLB All-Star Game (aka “Midsummer Classic”) over the National League 4-0—or should we say the Kansas City Royals won the All-Star Game? Royals 1B Eric Hosmer and C Salvador Perez both homered and drove in all 4 of the runs against the NL, with Hosmer winning game MVP. With their win, the AL will have home-field advantage for the World Series again, which the Royals also enjoyed in their title win last year. You can bet Washington Nationals RF Bryce Harper is flipping his finely coifed hair and complaining loudly about that. A round of applause… Fans gave up all the love for retiring Red Sox DH David “Big Papi” Ortiz, when he exited his 10th and final All-Star game.
Seen and Heard
An ugly past. Unsealed court documents from earlier civil sexual assault lawsuits against Penn State showed that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky may have been sexually abusing children as early as 1971. And to make matters worse, head coach Joe Paterno and his assistant coaches may have known about it as early as the mid-70s. According to one victim’s deposition, he notified Paterno of a disturbing incident in 1976, but Paterno responded, “I don't want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about.” These revelations come just 2 weeks after 200 Penn State alumni athletes petitioned the school to get Paterno’s bronze statue returned and a formal apology issued to Paterno’s widow. Not likely.
The boxer that cried wolf. After announcing his retirement earlier this spring, famed boxer Manny Pacquiao is already planning to come out of retirement! Manny hung up his gloves after unanimously beating Timothy Bradley, Jr., because he said he wanted to spend more time with family and focus on his duties as a senator in the Philippines. Now he’s already making plans to return to the ring this fall, as long as the fight and training don’t interfere with his duties in the senate. That shouldn’t be a problem if Manny treats his new senator job anything like his last 2 terms in congress, where he had notoriously bad attendance, including only showing up for 4 days of work in 2014.
The Other Rodgers brother. If you’re a “Bachelorette” fan, you know that JoJo is smitten with Jordan Rodgers—yep, as in the baby brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Jordan was an NFL QB, too… kinda. He rode the bench on 3 teams before calling it quits. Next week, Jojo is going on “home town dates” with the remaining guys to meet each of their families. But she shouldn’t plan on getting a selfie with Aaron, because Jordan revealed that he and his bro don’t have a great relationship—or any relationship for that matter. Dun dun dunnnn… Stay tuned for the next episode, when we get the Other Other Rodgers brother Luke’s opinion on their complicated relationship with Aaron.