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Strangest Stories of a Strange Year
Kevin Kerr
December 28, 2009
Slugger centaurs and Queen's footmen and Saudi princesses, oh my!
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December 28, 2009

Strangest Stories Of A Strange Year

Slugger centaurs and Queen's footmen and Saudi princesses, oh my!

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And Mets fans hiss at "the home of the brave"

Before Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, Lakers fans booed the national anthem at the line "the rockets' red glare."

For days his forehead had sgnilwar on it

Julio Castillo, a minor league pitcher in the Cubs' organization, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for throwing a ball into the stands during a brawl on the field. The ball hit a 45-year-old man so hard that "the seams left a mark on his scalp," according to the Associated Press.

At tea, Her Majesty enjoyed putting Prince Philip in a half nelson

David Hintz, a footman for Queen Elizabeth—an avowed pro wrestling fan who followed Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks in the 1980s—was crowned British heavyweight champion after winning a cage match.

Go 10 yards downfield and hold the anchovies

The starting quarterback for the University of Hawaii, Bryant Moniz, was a walk-on with a young child, so he moonlighted during the season as a pizza delivery man.

At least they wrote to say they were very srry

The Majestic Athletic company apologized for sending jerseys to Washington players Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman that read natinals on the front. The players wore the shirts for three innings of an April game before the mistake was caught.

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