For a while, the highest trending topic on Twitter was Harper's retort. (We think it's back to being a tie between "Kardashian," "haz cheeseburger," and "phenomenology" now).
Meanwhile on the more reliable T-shirt ticker, the latest catchphrase was still trending high.
Managers Terry Collins of the New York Mets and Ron Roenicke of the Milwaukee Brewers will serve as NL coaches for the All-Star Game, while skippers Ned Yost (Kansas City Royals) and Bob Melvin (Oakland A's) will coach on the AL side.
The game is July 10 in Kansas City.
Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will run the NL team, while the AL honcho will be the Texas Rangers' Ron Washington.
Thanks for playing
After giving up Nick Swisher's tie-breaking, two-run homer in the Braves' 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night, Atlanta reliever Cory Gearrin was optioned to triple-A Gwinnett.
The 26-year-old righthander, who was with Atlanta for only two days, received a copy of the board game on his way out.
Not so freaky
The San Francisco Giants brain trust met to discuss what to do with once fantastic, now flat righthander Tim Lincecum. Among the possibilities was having the pitcher formerly known as the Freak skip a start or move to the bullpen. For now, they've decided to keep him in the rotation. Lincecum (2-7) is winless over his last eight starts.
It's an L.A. story
The Los Angeles Kings brought the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, with the hockey players throwing out the first pitch before the Dodgers-Angels game.
"Hey," said the Angels, "let's set a date for you to visit us next. We're right down the road there in, uh, Anaheim. No rush."
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This article contains information from the AP.