Most golf courses have water hazards of some kind: rivers, streams and lakes. And usually they are deep enough to hide golf balls. Sometimes local kids spend evenings and weekend mornings up to their knees (or deeper) finding these lost white balls and, maybe, resell them for a buck or two. Then there are these four guys from Michigan who got all the way to a course outside Philadelphia–Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square–with their elaborate ball retrieval, uh, “operation.”
Cops spotted the quartet in the middle of night with flashlights near their white van and trailer. Inside they found scuba equipment and about 8,000 golf balls, some marked “White Manor Country Club.” The accused golf ball entrepreneurs claimed they had permission from Aronimink to be there, but the club denies that. These four geniuses, Daniel P. Curry, 31; Charles D. Creed IV, 26; Robert D. Suave III, 28; and Carisa N. Osmond, 23, all from Saginaw were eventually arrested and face charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and–a new one to us–defiant trespass.
New name same old Ron Artest. By now, most of you have heard of this incident involving the Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder after Artest dunks and then elbows guard James Harden in the head like an MMA fighter. World Peace my arse. MWP was ejected from the game and could face fines and suspensions from the NBA for his actions.
Trying to gain an advantage on your opponent during a game? The list of pranks and tricks are endless, but the one played by Dwyer High School (FLA) last week before a playoff game against intra-city rival Palm Beach Gardens High really stinks.
And that’s not just figuratively. It stinks, like the smell of a truck stop restroom that hasn’t been cleaned in months. The unidentified player was suspended from playing for two weeks and also suspended from school for “dousing Gardens’ dugout with an amount of urine large enough to create a smell noticeable to visiting fans at the game.” The two teams met and decided to play the game anyway, with Palm Beach Gardens losing the game 7-4, with some blame for the lose going to the stench. In the spirit of sportsmanship, should Dwyer have at least offered to switch dugouts for the game?
Despite the large amount of urine used in the prank, school officials still think the player acted alone . . . probably collecting his “sample” over several weeks.