There is a giant paint can beyond the left-center-field wall at Angel Stadium that reads, “Angels home run in the can $1,000,000.” On Tuesday, Angels outfielder Justin Upton did just that. He hit a towering solo homer into the can, but Sherwin Williams won’t be paying $1 million. According to ESPN, Sherwin Williams will not be donating the $1 million to the Angels Baseball Foundation because Upton’s 444-foot homer did not land in the can on the fly. It bounced, and apparently this technicality is a thing. The team confirmed as much to ESPN. Sherwin Williams can do what it wants with its money, and $1 million is a ton of money. But the sign did say, “Angels home run in the can.” Upton hit a home
Russell Westbrook and the Thunder are clapping back at Kevin Durant. By now, you’ve surely heard how Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant took to Twitter over the weekend to chide the Oklahoma City Thunder from top to bottom, save for Russell Westbrook. “He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan,” Durant wrote in the third person.
All UCF fans obviously will be rooting for their Knights to beat Maryland on Saturday, but you know who else they need be pulling for with all of their hearts? If not, coach Mike Riley, whose team suffered a humiliating loss to Northern Illinois last week, might be fired on the spot and the campaign to hire UCF coach Scott Frost would officially begin. It’s already unofficially began with the loss to Northern Illinois — the Huskers’ first defeat to a non-Power 5 team in 13 years. Meanwhile, former Nebraska star Jason Peter, an ex-teammate of Frost’s on Nebraska’s national championship teams of the mid-1990s, did an interview with WHBL radio in Wisconsin in which he said Nebraska football “has hit an all-time low” and called for Frost to become the next head coach.