Monday Afterschool Special: Funball

Playing Baseball the Fun Way

Major League Baseball’s official initiative to get kids excitied about baseball is Play Ball. But Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig — two of the most exciting players in the majors — have another, unofficial program going. They’ve teamed up to try to bring some fun back into a sport loaded with “unwritten rules” about how to play the game “the right way.” 

Madden, Gronked

Speaking of fun: Gronk. The Patriots’ tight end and self-proclaimed fiesta will be on the cover of Madden NFL 17.

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Putting the Cannon in Boston Cannons

Desperation plays are super exciting — especially when they work! On Saturday, Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons were down a goal with 3.3 seconds left in a game against the Rochester Rattlers. That is, until Brodie Merrill did this: 

(By the way, Boston won in overtime, 15-14.)

Leap of Faith

While we’re talking about incredible individual efforts, check out what Army softball player Kasey McCravey did to get a run during a game on Saturday!

Overall(s) Impression

Vince Wilfork, meanwhile, went all the way during JJ Watt’s celebrity softball game, too. But in a decidedly different way…

Today’s Peanuts

Photos: Twitter (Harper, Wilfork), EA Sports (Madden)

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