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Watch Giancarlo Stanton absolutely fucking murder a baseball. He does that sometimes.

BREAKING: Baseball (Not Pictured)
BREAKING: Baseball (Not Pictured)
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BLUES NEWS:

  • More league-wide news than Blues news, but . . . the NHL's salary cap will go up, but only a slight bit. [SLGT]
  • Doug Armstrong wasn't too pleased with how Hitch used Paul Stastny last year post-injury. (Hey, neither was I! But hey, the players were the problem!) Anyway, that and other things about the forward corps is here. [StL Today]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • 3-on-3 overtime and a coach's challenge were approved by the NHLPA yesterday, among other things. These items are expected be ratified by the Board of Governors today. [Sportsnet]
  • Doug Wilson still has a job somehow. Ryan Lambert goes through how he may save his hide this time around as GM of the Sharks in this week's Trending Topics column. [Puck Daddy]
  • Wild(s) goaltender Devan Dubnyk wants to get paid, but is still hoping to stay in Minnesota. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • The Oilers won't rule out going the RFA offer sheet route. So yeah, hey Brandon Saad and Dougie Hamilton! [TSN]
  • Scott Hartnell and a friend want YOU to own a see-through cooler. Hey guys, *I* want to own a see-through cooler! [Columbus Dispatch]
  • The Capitals will have a third sweater that is a very clear throwback to their original red sweater. Nevermind that the Caps were utter horseshit back then, these sweaters are badass. [Monumental Network / Caps Today]
  • Golly jeepers, I wonder where Lightning(s) goaltender Ben Bishop learned how to swing a baseball bat . . . [USA Today]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Someone got a patent for a baseball base that rang a bell when someone stepped on it. Boy, I love this idea even now. (S/T to BluesMay) [Mental Floss]
  • The Cardinals beat the Marlins last night, but not before Giancarlo Stanton absolutely fucking murdered a Carlos Martinez hanging slider. [Deadspin]
  • Scientists are still learning fascinating things about Ceres, the recently-discovered dwarf planet. For instance, some weird bright spots and a "pyramid-shaped peak". [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Apparently, Winnipeg police in a chopper were talking about blow jobs during a routine fly-over and accidentally put it over their PA. The department apologized. [Y! / Reuters]
  • The USWNT will be missing Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday for their WWC quarterfinal match against China on Friday in Ottawa. Here are some formation and lineup options manager Jill Ellis could try without them. [SB Nation]

VIDEO:

What did the original colonists of America sound like? Mental Floss dives in:

Hmmmmmmmm. Fascinating.

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