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• Four individuals were hospitalized in Tuscany after a brouhaha turned physical regarding the thickness of ham slices at a grocery store. Via AFP: “The row broke out when a 50-year-old woman shopping in the Tuscany town of Livorno in central Italy protested that the ham slices being cut by a counter assistant were too thick. A scuffle unfolded involving the shop assistant’s father as well as the woman’s husband and two sons.” As an Italian myself, allow me to interject: we take our food seriously. One time, I punched a waiter at Olive Garden because my pasta was not prepared al dente. Later I wondered why, as an Italian, I was eating at an Olive Garden in the first place. I think we all learned something that day. [Yahoo!]

• The Vancouver Green Men responded to Don Cherry’s criticism of their antics in their own special way. [Puck Daddy]

• Taj Gibson is a good dunker. Just ask Dwyane Wade. [The Basketball Jones]

• The Minnesota Twins will wear their throwback 1961 jerseys at all home games this season to pay tribute to Harmon Killebrew. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Chad Ochocinco rode a bull. [Busted Coverage]

• Sarah Silverman joined Joe Buck in the booth during the Red Sox-Yankees game. Awkwardness ensued. [Bob’s Blitz]

• Sage Steele, Squirrels and Jerking Off: a magical combination. [Awful Announcing]

• Astros fan does a fantastic job of eluding security. Check it out. [Off the Bench]

• Here are some important observations from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. [Rumors & Rants]

• Now here’s an impressive hidden ball trick pulled off by a lacrosse player. [Outside the Boxscore]

• Should we be easing up on ripping Jorge Posada? [PineRiders]

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