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Wake N’ Blog For August 11th: You Don’t Even Want To Know What Gives This Hot Sauce Its Extra Kick

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle and drove in seven RBI as the Rockies hammered the Tigers 11-5. Two home runs each by Kendry Morales and Vladimir Guerrero lifted the Angels over the Rays 8-7.  Boston snapped its six-game losing streak by beating Detroit 6-5. Solo homers from Lyle Overbay and Aaron Hill propelled the Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees, snapping New York’s seven-game winning streak. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

National Hockey League. Attorneys for Patrick Kane and the Buffalo cab driver that was allegedly beaten by Kane and his cousin over $0.20 both attempted to downplay the allegations against the Blackhawks star. The cab driver’s attorney said the incident was “blown out of proportion.” [Chicago Tribune]

Major League Baseball. The White Sox claimed Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios off waivers yesterday, essentially getting him for nothing but putting them on the hook for the remaining $59.7 million Rios is owed over the length of his contract. [Big League Stew]

Mmmmmm…tastes like prison rape. Inmates in the minimum security Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida make and sell their own hot sauce, offered in “Original,” “Smoke” and “No Escape” varieties. If it’s like some hot sauces, there actually is one possible escape route after it is eaten, but it ain’t pretty. [Yahoo!/AP]