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Sleeping Yankees fan suing ESPN for $10M
A New York Yankees fan caught sleeping on ESPN is suing for $10 million in damages claiming he underwent an "unending verbal crusade" from the commentators and what followed online.
Video of Andrew Rector, 26, sleeping — titled "Tired fan naps in the stands" — was published to MLB.com and YouTube.
People on the Internet made fun of Rector, and now
he's filed a defamation lawsuit against the Yankees, MLB, ESPN, Kruk and
Rector nodded off during the fourth inning of an April 13 game, the Smoking Gun reports. He was shown on TV with his head slumped to the side as he snoozed in his second-row seat during the Yankees-Red Sox game.
ESPN announcer Dan Shulman calls the sleeping fan "oblivious," and commentator John Kruk states that the ballpark was "not the place you come to sleep."
Kruk adds, "Tell you what, how comfortable is that?"
The Smoking Gun has a copy of the lawsuit, if you'd like to read it. It alleges:
"Announcers like Dan Shulman and John Kruck [sic] unleashed avalanche of disparaging words against the person of and concerning the plaintiff. These words, include but not limited to 'stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid' knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world."
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Columbus, OH man raises $35K... to make potato salad
Zack Danger Brown asked for just $10 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, so
that he might accomplish his dream of making potato salad.
"Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet," he wrote.
Brown's unambitious effort on to make the summer side dish struck a chord with the Internet since its posting Thursday. It had raised more than $35,000 by Tuesday morning.
Some of his previous "stretch goals" as the movement began to catch on included a potato salad-making livestream ($1,000) and calling a chef for a better recipe ($300). At $35, Brown promised to "make 4x as much potato salad. I know $40 isn't 4x $10, but you guys have earned it."
Backers were offered several perks for donations between $1 and $50. The best one may be that Brown will say each donor's name while he cooks. The total is 3,321 and counting.
"It might not be that good. It's my first potato salad," he writes as a disclaimer.
Check out his Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/1t2WlCF
2-year-old takes first steps on prosthetics: 'I got it!'
This video might be the sweetest thing you see today.
Two-year-old Kayden Kinckle has had some big obstacles to overcome in his short life. He was born with Omphalocele, a birth defect in which internal organs remain outside the body.
His umbilical cord was also wrapped around his legs and feet in the womb causing deformity.
Kayden had two abdominal surgeries shortly after being born, and last January, doctors amputated his right foot and left leg.
Then on July 4, little Kayden took his first steps with a new walker and prosthetics. His mom Nikki
captured the precious moment in a video posted to Facebook, in which the 2-year-old tells the world: "I got it!"
"This video is really more than first steps… we celebrate his life as well and every step he takes will be to glorify God," his mother said on YouTube.
NFL player Michael Vick shared the inspiring video of Kayden's first steps on Sunday with his 2.5 million fans. "For with God nothing shall be impossible," Vick wrote in a caption.
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