Trending: Matt Cain, Dream Team, Bieber
Matt Cain! Perfect game! Congrats!! @SFGiants— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) June 14, 2012
Cain was "too legit to quit" Wednesday against the Astros and this former Oakland A's batboy showed some love for their cross-bay rivals:
In case you were wondering, Phil Hughes makes the next start for Aardsma and the Yankees on Friday:
Twitter wasn't around in 1992, but we got a look at what might have been trending during the Barcelona Olympics during the debut telecast of the "Dream Team" documentary on NBA TV.
I have been teammates with 3 of the last 5 pitchers to throw a perfect game#goodteammate— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) June 14, 2012
Isiah Thomas went so far as to issue this statement:
A lot of buzz today and folks asking my take on the Dream Team anniversary. Here’s my take. ow.ly/i/H9nH— Isiah Thomas (@iamisiahthomas) June 14, 2012
This should give him a reason to smile:
Jamal Crawford poses an interesting question. Answer among yourselves:
Watching "The dream team" will we ever see any 3 players like Michael, Magic, and Bird??— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 14, 2012
"Believe" it - Bieber fever is spreading with the release of upcoming album next week. The sports world is not immune. Arizona closer J.J. Putz got a big "save" when he pulled this autographed card and couldn't wait to show teammate Brad Zeigler:
Green Bay tight end Tom Crabtree took it upon himself to inform Bieber about the starting time of Thursday's practice.
The Minnesota Twins offered the classiest tweet of the day after ex-Twin went deep in a 9-8 loss to the Phillies
Wish Thome was wearing a @Twins uni for that 466 foot BOMB.— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 14, 2012
Jimmie Johnson hosted a fan chat Wednesday and fielded a variety of racing-relating questions and few not-so-racing-related queries, too:
And when it was over, Johnson showed he could drive as well as he could drive:
Charlie Sheen welcomes an ex-heavyweight champion to the social media ring:
Welcome to Twitter old pal;"The Easton Assassin"Larry Holmes, Heavyweight Champ of the world! follow him!! @LarryHolmes75— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) June 13, 2012
Finally, today's "aw, shucks" image of the day comes courtesy of NASCAR's Juan Pablo Montoya:
Sebastian learning to fly rc. I'm so proud of him!!! twitter.com/jpmontoya/stat…— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) June 14, 2012
• Jay Garcia and Rebecca Lopez found love in a very unlikely place, an NBA team's chat-room. Now the couple plans to get married, writes Ken Rodriguez. (Spurs.Com)
• Here's the only mixtape you'll need to stay to tuned into the NBA Finals, which resume with Game 2 tonight in Oklahoma City. (Buzzfeed)
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