Wake N’ Blog For August 26th: G’Day, Mate – Let’s Glue Another Butt To The Toiley!
• MLB Roundup. Zach Greinke struck out 15 in eight innings, a team record, as Kansas City defeated Cleveland 6-2. The Rays have now one eight out of ten after Carlos Pena hit two two-run homers in Tampa Bay’s 7-3 win over Toronto. Adam Wainwright is the National League’s first 15-game-winner after allowing only three hits over eight innings as the Cardinals beat the Astros 1-0. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• National Hockey League. A group led by Jerry Reinsdorf has withdrawn its bid to purchase the maligned Phoenix Coyotes organization as it was unable to meet the court’s deadline for submitting a firm bid. The NHL, however, filed a bid in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to take over the team and keep it in Arizona. Stellar work, Gary Bettman. [Puck Daddy]
• National Football League. Edgerrin James has signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks after working him out Tuesday at the team headquarters. The deal is reported to be for $2 million. Seattle cut T.J. Duckett to clear roster space. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
• Now, if you glue someone’s ass to the toilet in Australia and get caught, do you get a booting? (Obligatory Simpsons reference) A man suffered no injuries – except to his pride and dignity – after he sat down and became stuck on a toilet in a mall in the northeastern city of Cairns, Australia. An unidentified person played a horrible prank and placed fact-acting adhesive glue all over the toilet seat. After he realized he wouldn’t be getting up any time soon, paremedics were alerted and the humilated man was taken to the hospital – with the seat still firmly affixed to his ass – where it was eventually removed with a solvent. Ha. That’s good stuff. [Yahoo!/AP]