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Prince Fielder is not used to finding himself way out in center field. However, on Tuesday in Lakeland, Fla., that is precisely where the massive Detroit Tigers first baseman found himself as pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training duty.
Fielder and 76 Little League players were on hand at Peterson Park, just a few miles from Joker Marchant Stadium, where the Tigers play their Spring Ball, as Topps unveiled the world’s largest baseball card.
[Random Musing: Leonard is the greatest Teen Jeopardy winner of all time, no question]
At 90 feet long and 60 feet wide, the unveiling served a a larger-than-life preview of Topps’ Series 1 baseball card set for the 2013 season.
According to the Detroit Free-Press, the card would fit 82,944 regular-sized baseball cards to fill the massive likeness of Fielder, or 83,966 baseballs.
And that, boys and girls, is a lot of sticks of stale chewing gum.
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h/t and photos courtesy of ihatelupica.blogspot.com
After Tiger Woods called Sergio Garcia a whiner, Garcia agreed. Wait what? Yes, Garcia called himself a whiner in trying to take a shot at the legendary golfer.
On Monday, a devastating tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma. Gator Nation’s thoughts and prayers are with Oklahoma. #PrayForOklahoma
John Calipari took aim at a familiar foe: the NCAA. Claiming the NCAA has embarrassed him, Cal called for stricter eligibility and hinted at secession. Does his argument hold water, and what do we make of the coach’s gripes?
This time-lapse video illustrates the path one of the most destructive tornados we have ever seen took through Moore, Oklahoma.
How humble is Teddy Bridgewater? The Louisville Cardinals star quarterback turned down the school’s plan to run a national Heisman campaign for him.
A mile-wide tornado touched down and tore Moore, Oklahoma to shreds. Kevin Durant and a number of superstars tweeted their support for the victims.