After Seattle and Oakland began the 2012 season with a split of a two-game series in Japan last week, Major League Baseball is ready for all of its teams to begin play this week. Opening Day for the 2012 season is Wednesday, when the world champion St. Louis Cardinals face the new look and newly-named Miami Marlins in the inaugural game at Marlins Park in Miami. Here’s this week’s MLB report:
Magic Johnson and his group of investors were awarded the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday night. It’s the latest business investment in Johnson’s post-retirement portfolio and comes at a pretty hefty sum of $2 billion.
It’s called the DeltaWing, from Japanese automaker Nissan, designed by a Brit and built by California-based All American Racers. The end result of all that global collaboration is a futuristic black beauty, which at first glance looks like the Batmobile (from the comics, not from ‘The Dark Knight’).
Takeru Kobayashi, the world famous competitive eater (yes people, there is such a thing) was at SXSW at the behest of GroupMe and RecordSetter.com to attempt the most grilled cheese sandwiches eaten in one minute. Now this is a world record we can get behind.
Oreos are the most popular cookies in the United States, with Americans scarfing down some 25 billion of the chocolate sandwich confections every year. And since this week marks Oreo’s 100th birthday, we thought we’d celebrate with some facts and lore.
Sometimes professional athletes just can’t walk away from the game they love, even if they that means seeking out a smaller stage to prove they still have some skills. Here are 10 athletes who’ve done just that — tried to come back by playing in a lesser league.
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