Tommy T, a contributor to Baseball Ink, a site which, incidentally, once belonged to the Chortler Media Empire, spotted the washroom wonder during a pit stop at a trip to the ballpark back in mid-March of this year, or a few days before the Orioles were knocked out of contention in the 2011 pennant race.
As a Google search provides no immediate results as to companies that specialize in orange urinal cakes, we can only surmise that the Orioles had theirs custom made.
While the orange did not quite work its magic for the Orioles this year, another side famous for its orange uniforms fared quite well at this year’s Baseball World Cup.
Once upon a time, we tried our hand at writing make-believe humor pieces. But when it comes to funny situations, we ultimately discovered that nothing beats reality …
This news about an October 12 soccer game between Hungarian Division I sides Kecskemet and Paks comes from the Delmagyarorszag newspaper in Szeged, Hungary:
With the score tied 1-1 in the 30th minute of the match, five players from the home team, Kecskemet, suddenly ran off the pitch and bolted to their side’s changing room.
As bemused fans, coaches and players from the opposing team looked on, head referee Gabor Kovacs followed the players through the corridor leading to the changing rooms and fervently blew his whistle signaling the players to return to the pitch at once.
A minute later, the players were back on the field and play resumed – leaving the crowd and other match participants mystified as to the reasons for their brief absence.
At halftime the public address announcer revealed that the five players had collectively suffered from a powerful and impromptu bout of diarrhea and hence had to rush to their team’s facilities with great haste.
Attila S. Juhasz, Kecskemet’s technical director, confirmed to the Delmagyarorszag newspaper that an overwhelming onset of stomach upset had been the cause of the player’s brief departure from the game.
However, nobody has been able to explain how the players were able to recover from their mutual illness so quickly and return in such good form: Kecskemet went on to win the game 2-1 with a goal in the second half.
Hungarian news portal Hir24 reports that there are a maximum of two toilets in the Kecskemet stadium’s changing rooms – which would mean the players went about their business with superhuman speed.
There are unconfirmed reports that the players left the pitch in protest of their payment (or lack thereof).
In the wake of yesterday’s failed sausage attack at the 16th hole of the CordeValle Golf Resort, Tiger Woods is now 8/1 to sign a sponsorship deal with a hot dog company, according to Ladbrokes.
Following the incident at the Frys.com Open, the British bookmaker also has the world’s former top golfer at 8/1 to use a controversial “Belly Putter” during a tournament next year.
Woods can be backed at 12/1 to remain unbeaten during the President’s Cup and 10/1 to recapture his spot as the world’s number one golfer by the end of next year.
“On the golfing front we feel he’s more likely to use the controversial putter before he climbs the rankings again,” Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said.
In less than four months David Beckham will leave the Los Angeles Galaxy (and his $50 million annual salary) and look for another place to kick a ball around for a few hours a week.
British bookmaker Ladbrokes is giving odds of 7/4 the former English international will decide on cross over to the other side of the Channel and suit up for Paris Saint-Germain.
Tottenham Hotspur are 2/1 to sign Beckham, while Queens Park Rangers and Leicester are each at 5/1/. AC Milan is 20/1.
Meanwhile Beckham is 4/1 to play and 1/7 not to play for Team GB at London 2012. The Spice Girls spouse is 5/1 to captain and 6/1 to manage the 2012 Team GB squad.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The market suggests it’s either Paris or London for Beckham next. After that a stint at the Olympics could be on the agenda but we’re not sure weather it’s shirt and tie or shorts just yet.”
In the ongoing aftermath of Carlos Tevez not going on against Bayern Munchen on Tuesday, Ladbrokes gave 4/1 odds that the Argentine will enter the departure lounge UK airport before the week is through.
The British bookmaker is giving 6/4 odds that the moody, mollycoddled striker will kiss and make up (and suit up again) with Manchester City and 500/1 that he will replace Roberto Mancini as Manchester City manager.
Meanwhile, Paddy Power has set the odds on Tevez’s next club. Inter is the favorite at 6/4, followed by Corinthians and Real Madrid at 7/2 each. Manchester United and Liverpool are both 80/1 and West Ham is the longest shot at 250/1.
Update: Manchester City have announced this morning that Tevez has been suspended for two weeks.