Top 10 Baseball Distractions

June 18, 2012 | Glenn Clark

8. Golf: PGA Tour Travelers Championship (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel, Saturday & Sunday 3pm live on CBS. All golf from Cromwell, CT); Champions Tour Montreal Championship (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada live on Golf Channel); LPGA Tour Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (Thursday & Friday 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada live on Golf Channel)

Quick…which of the people in this photo are U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson?

You see, I didn’t think you’d know either. I’ll give you a hint. There’s blue, white and red in his color scheme. Good luck!

7. Auto Racing: NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sunday 2pm from Sonoma, CA live on TNT); IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250 (Saturday 10pm from Newton, IA live on NBC Sports Network)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR race last week after a long drought. I could tell you about just how long the drought was OR I could tell you about how this young lady’s name is Magdelena Fabianska…

Your call, gang.

6. NHL: 2012 NHL Awards (Wednesday 7pm from Las Vegas live on NBC Sports Network); NHL Entry Draft (Friday 7pm live on NBC Sports Network Saturday 10am live on NHL Network. All Draft from Pittsburgh)

Gina O’Toole is a hockey mom who took it upon herself to break up a brawl her kid was involved with in Boston…

I will tell you I expected the kid to be harassed a bit, but I will admit that I was a bit surprised to hear he got a message on Twitter saying “what a momma’s boy loser” from this kid…

5. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC on FX 4-Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida (Friday 9pm from Atlantic City live on FX); UFC 147: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin (Saturday 10pm from Belo Horizonte, BRA live on Pay-Per-View); Bellator Fighting Championships 71 (Friday 8pm from Chester, WV live on MTV2)

The man pictured below is former UFC/PRIDE fighter Emmanuel Yarborough.

He recently attempted to board a plane (where he had purchased three seats for himself) but was denied. I’m supposed to go to Europe later this month. Should I be concerned?