Wanna hear Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig attempt a comedy routine?

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I’ve heard Babe Ruth’s voice a few times in various movie clips, radio spots and the like. But outside of his famous luckiest man on the face of the Earth speech — and really, most of have heard Gary Cooper do that more often — I hadn’t heard Lou Gehrig’s voice all that much. I assume more audio of him exists than I know of, but I just haven’t heard it nor, do I suspect, have a lot of folks.

All of which makes this video — well, video clip of audio — that Buster Olney tweeted out this morning pretty cool. It’s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig bantering following the 1927 season. Give a listen to “Babe and Lou: The Home Run Twins”:

 

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”