Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pictures Of The Day

The Washington Capitals celebrate defeating the New York Rangers 2-1 in overtime to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff at the Verizon Center in Washington.  (Photo Lou Capozzola/SI)
Young boys play at a school gymnasium used as an evacuation center in the tsunami-devastated coastal town of Onagawa, Japan.  (Photo by Dal Kurokawa/EPA)
Roy Halladay threw 30 shutout innings at the Nationals between Opening Day 2010 and through eight innings on Wednesday night.   Then the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up hits to four of the first five batters of the ninth inning, turning a 3-0 lead into a 3-2 advantage. The Nationals had the game-tying run on second base and the go-ahead run on first with one out. Halladay responded by using six pitches to strike out pinch hitter Matt Stairs and Ivan Rodriguez.  At least two of those called strikes were debatable and none more glaring than the final pitch of the game shown here.  It was as if home plate umpire suddenly remembered that he had somewhere to be…(Photo by T.A.H. Worldwide Media LLC via MASN2)
There is big news out of State College, PA – Penn State is changing up their football uniforms.  Evidently, the proposed changes caused the folks at Nike to “chuckle.”  The Nittany Lions will now sport a retro look as they lose the white trim on the neck and sleeves.  The new jerseys, announced on GoPSF.com, will resemble Penn State's uniforms from the 1970s.  Alas, don’t rush off to the Saturday’s Blue-White game looking to see the new Anti-Oregon unis as PSU always wears the previous years’ duds in the spring game. You can thank us later. (Photo courtesy of GOPSF.com)

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