Five People That Had A Worse Weekend Than You: Baseball, Bears, and Bad Trailers

If you have access to any form of media, you know that it was quite hot here in the Northeast this weekend. As such, I spent most of the weekend on my couch – reading, napping, crafting, and watching TV. I did put on actual clothes to go out to dinner on Saturday night (it was too hot to cook), but my foray into the outside world only lasted about an hour. While that may sound like a boring weekend to you, I was thrilled to have some forced downtime. Hey, at least if I stay in my house, none of the stuff that happened to these people could happen to me, right?

This Guy

Personally, I think it’s sort of funny when animals in captivity attack humans. You put a wild animal behind a fence and then you wonder why it would attack? I mean, duh. So I find it a bit hard to feel bad for this guy, but still, he probably didn’t have a great weekend.

The unnamed employee was guiding a “safari tour” at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA on Saturday when a Himalayan bear “reached through a wire fence, pulled the employee closer and bit them on the arm,” according to the resort. The staff member was taking to the hospital and was “stable and alert,” according to the New York Daily News.

Maggie Hardy Knox, president of the resort, said “We deeply regret this incident. Our thoughts are with our injured associate, our staff and guests as we focus on ensuring they receive the finest medical attention and counseling.” The bear was not injured and was returned to its enclosure, where it has lived for nine years. They’ve had that poor bear locked up for nine years? No wonder it was pissed. [Via New York Daily News]

A$AP Rocky

Now listen, I have no idea if the rapper is guilty of whatever crimes he is accused of in Sweden. I haven’t been following the story, but I do know that you are probably having a bad weekend when the president of your own country gets you in deeper trouble then you already are.

Rocky is being held on assault charges in the Nordic country, and despite video evidence that the person he is accused of assaulting assaulted him first, prosecutors have been immovable on the idea of release. Last week, both the U.S. State Department and even Donald Trump got involved, with the latter even offering to guarantee Rocky’s bail. You would think the government’s involvement would benefit the rapper, but it turns out, it may backfire.

Per TMZ,

The Swedish Prime Minister as much as said so Saturday, after Trump got him on the horn and lobbied for A$AP’s release, telling Trump about “the complete independence of the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts.” A spokesperson for the PM said, “He [the PM] underlined that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot and will not attempt to influence the legal proceedings.”

Hope you like pyttipanna, Rocky. [Via TMZ]

Cats Fans

I have about zero desire to see the live action version of Cats, and I have a feeling a whole lot of other people will feel the same way after seeing the very creepy new trailer.

According to CNN, director Tom Hoope decided to forgo makeup and costumes and instead “decided to use “digital fur technology” to fluff out stars like Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, James Corden and, yes, Taylor Swift with catlike bodies while leaving their faces largely human. The resulting hybrids have ears and swishing tails but human hands and feet — and, as many pointed out, jiggly human décolletage.”

Personally, it was the location of the tails that freaked me out the most. [Via CNN]

Luke Voit

As we’ve established, I am a rather big wuss. So if this happened to me, there’s no way I would have stayed in the game and taken my base, made it to third on a single by Didi Gregorius, and was then driven in by Gleyber Torres. But then again, I’m not Yankees first baseman Luke Voit.

After he scored, Voit was removed from the game to see if the 91 mph fastball had left him with a concussion. He cleared the protocol and returned to the lineup on Sunday vs. the Rockies, although he did say he might start wearing a helmet with a chin guard.

Seems like a good idea. [Via FTW]

Juan Adams

Getting beaten in 45 seconds is bad enough. Getting beaten by a man who is pretty much universally hated in 45 seconds is even worse.

Adams was fighting Greg Hardy – yes, that Greg Hardy, the former NFL defensemen accused of domestic violence – at a UFC fight in San Antonio on Saturday night. In his sixth MMA fight, Hardy took down Adams by TKO during the first round.

Adams, for his part, had more issues with Hardy’s background than his in-the-ring style. “When I was 6 years old, I watched my mom get beat up in front of me,” Adams told MMA Junkie during the week. “I tried to fight that dude. I was 6 years old trying to fight a grown man. Now, if it were to happen, that’s not how it would have gone down. That plays a big role in it, being able to do something about things I don’t like. I can control the situation a bit more now.”

Statements such as those only seemed to spur on Hardy. He said after the fight, “For one, calling my name comes with consequences. For two, taking me down comes with consequences.”

Seems like not much has changed. [Via New York Post]

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