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Wake N’ Blog For June 25th: I’d Like To Be A Wallaby, In A Poppy Field In Tasmania In The Shade

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MLB Roundup. Matt Garza pitched well enough to get his first win since May 16th as the Rays defeated the Phillies 7-1. Fernando Nieve pitched six scoreless innings in the Mets’ 11-0 shellacking of the Cardinals. Home runs by Gerald Laird and Miguel Cabrera lifted the Tigers to their sixth consecutive victory, beating the Cubs 5-2. Miguel Olivo homered on the first pitch he saw in the 11th inning as the Royals edged the Astros 4-3. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

College World Series. The LSU Tigers won their sixth national championship after pounding the Texas Longhorns 11-4. The Tigers got off to a 4-0 lead, Texas then tied it, but a five-run sixth inning secured the victory for LSU. [The Associated Press]

Wimbledon. Past champions Serena Williams and Roger Federer cruised to easy victories, Williams defeating Jarmila Groth 6-2, 6-1 and Federer beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. [The Official Site of Wimbledon 2009]

Why wouldn’t wallabies that are all tweaked on poppy seeds make crop circles? That’s the question. The source of the mysterious crop circles that have been turning up on the Australian island of Tasmania has been discovered. Wallabies, which are similar to but smaller than a kangaroo, have been getting high after eating poppy seeds and then hop around in circles, knocking down the crops. Then they crash. I can see that. [Yahoo!/Reuters]