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Weekly Wonderings - David Ferrer Loves Babies Edition

Mike Green |
April 4, 2011 | 3:35 a.m. PDT

Staff Writer

David Ferrer lobbed a ball at a crying baby last week. (Creative Commons/CassiaA)
David Ferrer lobbed a ball at a crying baby last week. (Creative Commons/CassiaA)
• Professional tennis player David Ferrer found himself in hot water after lobbing a forehand at a crying baby during the Sony Ericsson Open. To Ferrer’s dismay, the baby returned the lob for a winner and went on to win the match 6-0, 6-0.

• Weekly Wonderings analogies: Chad Ochocinco is to soccer as a) Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is to standup comedy, b) Roseanne Barr is to the National Anthem, c) Kim Jong-Il is to international relations, or d) all of the above.

• Mayor Kevin Johnson plans to submit a plea to keep the Sacramento Kings from moving to Anaheim. Meanwhile, NBA commissioner David Stern has stated that moving the team south is part of a broader goal to eventually push the franchise across the Mexican boarder and disavow any knowledge of its existence.  

• Australian bobsledder Travis Sheehy has been banned from competition for doping. The leading candidate to replace Sheehy – an alternate for the 2010 Olympic team – is a 12-pack of Fosters.

• Oft-injured quarterback Chad Pennington will need to undergo surgery after tearing his ACL during a pickup basketball game. The incident gives Pennington the rare distinction of being a two-sport injury liability.

• San Francisco Giants’ closer Brian Wilson will start the season on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Team doctors say the injury was a result of Wilson’s body no longer being able to support his massive beard.

• White Sox outfielder Juan Pierre using the same glove for the last decade is a charming story. However, his commitment to wearing the same jockstrap for that period of time hasn't gone over nearly as well in the locker room.

• By defeating the Dallas Stars on Thursday, the San Jose Sharks have secured a playoff spot. Or, as Sharks fans like to call it, a first class ticket to soul-crushing disappoint.  

• Portland Trailblazers center Greg Oden has taken issue with continuous Sam Bowie comparisons. The oft-injured Oden said that he fancies himself a much more accomplished pianist than Bowie.

• The New York Mets are reportedly looking for $200 million in exchange for a minority portion of the team. So far the best offer on the table has been two subway tokens and a half eaten pack of peanut M&M’s.

• Congrats to Gary, Liane and Eric Sato for getting inducted into Santa Monica College’s Sports Hall of Fame. Sibling pride is at an all time high in Santa Monica.

Until next week...


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