Phils Perturbed By Mets’ Reyes Giving The Finger

If baseball teams are getting peeved by celebrations, it’s pretty clear the second half of the season (and the one really worth paying attention to) is underway. The NEW YORK TIMES writes that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes’ exuberance at his three-run homer in Wednesday night’s game had the Philadelphia Phillies fuming a bit.

Jose Reyes, wagging his finger

If it ticked off the players, it really got to the Phillies’ broadcasters. Larry Andersen said during the game of Reyes: “Somebody ought to put one in his neck.” Read more…

Charting The Empirical Rise Of The Dance Circle

Let’s face it; professional athletes are the coolest people on Earth. If you don’t believe that, just ask them and they’ll surely tell you so. But maybe you’re wondering how can I, a lowly sports blog reader, become as awesome as my favorite athlete? Well worry no more, friend! SPORTSbyBROOKS is proud to present you with a handy guide for when and where you can use the exclamations of joy that your idols use every day.

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(2009: Public university freshman dorms required by federal law to post chart)

No offense, but it’s safe to assume that you’ll never be as strong, good-looking, or rich as your favorite athlete. But that’s no reason for you to suffer through a lifetime of inadequacy that can be remedied with just a few simple steps. Come along with me as we examine the wild and wonderful world of common sports celebrations! Read more…

Boston Mayor Menino Trips Falls During World Series Trophy Ceremony

CAN YOU PLEASE SKIP THE 6-MARTINI LUNCH JUST 1 DAY?: The BOSTON GLOBE has lots and lots and LOTS of details on the glorious World Series celebration in Boston today, which of course included the honorable mayor of Beantown, Thomas Menino.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

We’re happy to report the Honorable Mayor Menino handled the trophy presentation to the city of Boston with grace and aplomb, except when he tripped over the trophy, fell down the stairs and required medical attention.