Top 10 Baseball Distractions

July 31, 2012 | Glenn Clark

8. College Football: Navy Fan Fest (Saturday 10am Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)

College football season nearly upon us. I guess it’s time to go get my new Texas A&M hat from the SEC’s official online store…

That’s an awfully strange way to spell “Aggies.”

7. Auto Racing: NASCAR Pennsylvania 400 (Sunday 12pm from Blakeslee, PA live on ESPN); IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Sunday 1pm from Lexington, OH live on ABC)

The best part of NASCAR’s return to ESPN? (You know I’m kidding when I use the words “best” and “NASCAR” simultaneously, but bear with me.) The return of Dale Jarrett and…ummm….what the hell is that other guy’s name again? Help me here, Marty Reid…

That’s right!

6. Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational (Thursday & Friday 2pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 12pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 2pm live on CBS. All golf from Akron, OH); PGA Tour Reno-Tahoe Open (Thursday-Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Reno, NV live on Golf Channel); Champions Tour 3M Championship (Friday 12pm Saturday & Sunday 4pm from Blaine, MN live on Golf Channel)

This is a picture of golfer John Daly hitting a drive from a tee in David Feherty’s mouth.

If stuff like this continues to exist, T10BD will pretty much take care of itself.

5. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC on FOX 4-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera (Saturday 8pm from Los Angeles live on FOX)

I have nothing at all to say about Saturday’s night fight (other than the fact that going head to head against Olympic replays doesn’t seem particularly intelligent, but what the hell?), so here’s two pictures of UFC ring girl Brittany Palmer. We’ll regroup momentarily…