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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Trending: Matt Cain, Dream Team, Bieber

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll brings us today's baseball news:

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:

Perfection 2012 #Giants #MattCain Salute instagr.am/p/L18G2VnULE/

— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) June 14, 2012


In case you were wondering, Phil Hughes makes the next start for Aardsma and the Yankees on Friday:

I have been teammates with 3 of the last 5 pitchers to throw a perfect game#goodteammate

— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) June 14, 2012
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.

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

Owly Images



This should give him a reason to smile:

22 years ago today, the #Pistons won their second @NBA Championship by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers! on.fb.me/MRjbGm

— NBA Detroit Pistons (@detroitpistons) June 14, 2012



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:

Autograph of @JustinBieber pulled in the @dbacks locker room today by JJ Putz! He's stoked! Thanks, @PaniniAmerica! twitter.com/bradziegler/st…

— Brad Ziegler (@bradziegler) June 13, 2012


Green Bay tight end Tom Crabtree took it upon himself to inform Bieber about the starting time of Thursday's practice.

Yes it is JB! We start at 10:45. #friendship RT @justinbieber: Is practice open to the public tomorrow @TCrabtree83?

— Tom Crabtree (@TCrabtree83) June 14, 2012


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:

@DISupdates @JimmieJohnson #JJchatWhy don't you wear your hair down like this anymore? twitpic.com/9w38cv

— Chain Link (@DegaCatchFence) June 13, 2012

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

.@DegaCatchFence Oh the things they will ask you to do at a commercial shoot. #jjchat

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) June 13, 2012


And when it was over, Johnson showed he could drive as well as he could drive:

What a swing! A shot of @JimmieJohnson teeing off at the @WaltDisneyWorld golf course. twitpic.com/9w3nb7

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) June 13, 2012

What a swing! A shot of @JimmieJohnson teeing off at the @Wal... on Twitpic



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



Elsewhere:

• 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)

If you see any offbeat newsy links or interesting items from your favorite sports site or Twitter that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me at bsperos1@gmail.com or tweet them to me at @BillSperos.