What Had Happened Was: 7/26/16
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Adrian Beltre may be 37, but boy can the man still swing with the best of them. On Monday night against the Oakland Athletics, Beltre swatted a 96 mph fastball into the night for a two-run, walk-off home run.
Adrian Beltre's walk-off HR was calculated at 422-ft. His 9 walk-off HR's are 4th-most among active players pic.twitter.com/drQHoA5wop
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 26, 2016
Adrian Beltre is the oldest player in franchise history with a walkoff HR.
— Jared Sandler (@JaredSandler) July 26, 2016
With that win, the Rangers hold a 3 1/2-game lead over the Houston Astros in the American League West. They’ll depend on Beltre’s bat during their push toward the postseason, as he leads the team in RBIs. The problem is, when you hit walk-off home runs, teammates start tapping you on the head to celebrate.
And Beltre does NOT like this.
I interrupt tonight's political Twitter timeline to show so much touching of Adrian Beltre's head (he's in there) pic.twitter.com/AGd1JiKFsX
— Allan (@ambp77) July 26, 2016
Adrian Beltre would prefer if you PLEASE didn't touch his head.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 19, 2016
No, like, he’s serious.
After a long hiatus, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL. While he will miss the first four games due to a suspension, Gordon putting on a helmet has to be amazing news for Browns fans and quarterback Robert Griffin III, who can now do this again.
In Tuesday’s episode of What’s Happening Before the Rio Olympics, we find out that the Olympic Village isn’t safe enough for the Australian team.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 25, 2016
In a statement, Australia’s Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller said that some of the problems include … blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring and darkened stairwells.
For those of you keeping score at home, The Rio Olympics have endured …
- Super bacteria in the water.
- Protests from the police … the police, y’all.
— Complex (@Complex) July 5, 2016
- Human body parts washing up on the shore
- The media village being built on a mass gravesite of African slaves.
- And that Zika. To name a few things.
FOR THE CULTURE
DJ Khaled and Tony Robbins are on the cover of Complex. Major key.
Revisiting Betty Davis, cult genius.
A Florida rapper named Kodak Black shares his story.
If you missed it Monday night, here’s a full transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. A NEW ERA (OR ERROR)
Miami-Wade County now Miami-Wait County pic.twitter.com/yNl3U3nqis
— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) July 25, 2016
Dion Waiters waited with his arms open for larger offer and never got it. https://t.co/RrueFiSOdp
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) July 25, 2016
When they replace you with Dion Waiters https://t.co/cMRBzLAaCr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 25, 2016
2. WE SEE NO LIES
Ty Lue after signing his contract…https://t.co/T69aupZwYO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 25, 2016
3. WHAT IS THIS?
On a scale of 1 to Russell Westbrook wouldn't wear this. rate Jennings vest. pic.twitter.com/Ch5unYLqhI
— 𝕂𝕠𝕗𝕚𝕖 (@KofieYeboah) July 25, 2016
A number of WNBA players, including five members of the New York Liberty, spoke with The Undefeated about standing up against the league and advocating for Black Lives Matter:
Swin Cash told The Undefeated on Monday morning that the WNBA’s decision to rescind the fines was a good one: “It shows to the women and to other people that when you have the passion for something, really banding together is important. I don’t think we would have had the impact or the resolution that came out of it if it was only one or two players or half the teams and not everyone. This was a united front with all the players and I said this before — our league is so diverse that having players from around the globe being able to stand up for a cause, and some not even knowing the history of how far this issue goes back, it shows our strength in numbers. You have to have strength in numbers and as women, a lot of times people don’t expect us to be at the forefront, but if you look back, even back to the civil rights movement and other powerful movements in the U.S., women have been right there at the beginning, at the front, in strategy, helping and standing up for what they believe in. To me, I thought this was a great step for the union and for the league, hopefully, as a whole. To your point, yeah, you can say, ‘You know what, we shouldn’t have gotten fined in the first place.’ But a lot of times with big organizations, whether it’s sports teams or big companies, they understand that they made a mistake or they should have said something different and they take the approach of standing their ground. For me, I do give a little bit of credit to the WNBA for saying, ‘You know what, we’re going to take another look at this and we’re going to rescind the fines.’ ”