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  • Radamel Falcao almost takes pitcher's head off while trying baseball batting practice

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle3 hrs ago

    Monaco were in Miami for a friendly against Colombian side Atletico Nacional and while they were there, Radamel Falcao tried his hand at baseball. The prolific Colombian striker took batting practice at Marlins Stadium and as the video above shows, he took some good cuts.

    He even fired one line drive right back at the pitcher, who managed to just duck out of the way before being decapitated. Thankfully, no one was hurt and everyone was able to laugh about it, but that pitcher still got quite a scare.

    Liverpool players also took batting practice while in Boston for their friendly against Roma at Fenway Park. Here's Steven Gerrard's attempt...

    Video via 101GG

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Letters from Bojan: Arriving in the mythical land of Stoke

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle14 hrs ago

    The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 23-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as the fables suggest. This is Bojan's first letter back to his friend.

    Dear Leo,

    As promised, I am writing to let you know that I have arrived in Stoke. Gerard Pique was right. It is a real place. But the tales of endless nights filled with sheets of rain and frigid wind like a witch's breath that instantly turns foreigners to stone is not true. I have seen the sun here and it is quite warm, but I realize the season has not yet begun. Perhaps that is when the horrific conditions described on the internet curse the land. I must admit that I am still quite scared.

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  • Mario Balotelli demonstrates unique ironing method in brilliant Instagram video

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Confirming former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli's assertion the day before that Mario Balotelli is "fundamentally a good guy" who "lives in a place that is far away from reality," the Milan striker posted a video on Instagram of himself dancing while ironing a shirt, reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography and listening to Biggie Smalls.

    Given all the Puma product placement (and the fact that Mario is ironing right over the logo of his shirt), there's a good chance this is a viral marketing campaign. But Balotelli executes it so delightfully that it really doesn't matter. This is how I like to imagine he does all of his ironing.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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