Sometimes sports and music collide in rather unique ways. Like when Metallica announce they'll play "Enter Sandman" at the home of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, Jay-Z gets in trouble for partying with the Kentucky Wildcats, or U2 wreak havoc on major league baseball schedules. Or Huey Lewis and the News' Sports. Today brings two such stories:
First, there's Puck Daddy's account of how Bono and his assistant got stranded hitchhiking outside of Vancouver. The pair had gone out for a walk -- it's hard to imagine Bono using a public restroom without a massive security detail following him, let alone go on a nature hike, but whatever -- when suddenly the skies opened up and the weather turned torrential. So Bono hit the highway, stuck out his thumb... and was picked up by Gilbert Brule, a professional hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers, and his girlfriend. It just so happened that U2's 360° Tour was en route to Edmonton the next day, so Bono repaid Brule by inviting him to the show and going on a five-minute rant thanking Brule and praising hockey during the concert.
Meanwhile, in the world of baseball, where our fantasy team is doing well below expectations (c'mon, Joe Mauer), the Seattle Mariners announced that tomorrow will be Mike McCready Night at Safeco Stadium. According to Deadspin, fans at the game will get a pretty awesome bobblehead of the Pearl Jam guitarist and McCready will sing the National Anthem, all to raise awareness for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
And just to bring some closure to this post, here's Lil Wayne on Shaquille O'Neal's retirement:
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