Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dropping Links: Sunday, June 3, 2012

- Drafting Adam Morrison is one of the Bobcats' bad decisions Michael Jordan didn't make, according to another Charlotte executive. |Ball Don't Lie|

- Charissa Thompson will replace Michelle Beadle on ESPN's SportsNation. |Awful Announcing|

- Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie tweeted about being caught in the midst of the Eaton Centre mall shootings in Toronto. |SportsGrid|

- First look at NBA Live 13, EA's attempt to resurrect the once powerful franchise. |Kotaku|

- New Jaguar Justin Blackmon got arrested for aggravated DUI. |ProFootballTalk|

- Wu-Tang Clan members are likely to play themselves in the upcoming ODB biopic. |FilmDrunk|

And don't forget to catch the Game of Thrones season finale tonight at 9pm on HBO.

(Photo courtesy AP)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Johan Santana tosses first no hitter in Mets history

Johan Santana? More like No-han Santana, amirite? (*Rimshot. "I'll be here all week."*)

Santana tossed the first no-no in the history of the Metropolitans Friday night in an 8-0 victory over the Cardinals. It took Johan a career-high 134 pitches to complete the task and he was also aided by an incorrect call in the 6th inning.

Carlos Beltran's liner in that inning was ruled foul, but clearly hit the chalk and should have been fair. Hindsight, though, is 20/20. There is always a little bit of luck involved in no hitters and usually a hint of controversy. We're still waiting to see a side angle replay on Philip Humber's check-swing strikeout of Brendan Ryan during his perfecto, after all.

Nonetheless, Johan Santana made history Friday night. As the oft-injured ace of a struggling franchise in the midst of a resurgence, he certainly deserved it.

(Photo courtesy Mike Stobe/Getty Images)