Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has a good sense of humor. The two-time All-Star donned a rather distinctive denim ensemble during a recent road trip to Toronto. Now, he can thank The Oriole Bird for his latest unique wardrobe choice.
The team's mascot, which has been around since "hatching" April 6, 1979, fumbled an oversized O's lid standing atop the Baltimore dugout at the end of "God Bless America" during Sunday's home game against the Detroit Tigers. It was a simple case of butterfingers - err, claws. Seizing the opportunity for a good laugh though, Jones put on the enormous headgear and walked amongst his teammates much to their delight. The move ended up providing an unlikely inspiration. Trailing 2-0 at the time, the Orioles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and eventually won 4-2. Talk about a rally cap! Thankfully, the mascot (which strangely doesn't have a name) eventually got his beanie back. Ironically, Jones finished the day 0-for-4 at the plate with four strikeouts - which is known in baseball terms as a golden sombrero. Somebody get a hat rack!
Marc-Andre ter Stegen wasn't so lucky. The German keeper allowed one of the most bizarre own goals you'll ever see during a friendly against the United States. The U.S. won 4-3.
And the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They're now up 2-0 in the series.