I like Cristiano Ronaldo primarily for comic relief purposes (his face in the above picture + how he’s gripping the ball = GOLD). Yes, he’s a world-class soccer player, but he also wears hot pants, dates people like Paris Hilton and probably has a pedicure salon in his mansion. He’s like a caricature of a really dainty athlete but he’s real. It’s like the Anthony Weiner thing for The Daily Show. Sometimes these things just fall into your lap.
Ronaldo visited Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night and the good people of LA promptly lost their marbles. He took a couple girlie swings, made a couple girlie pitches and then did some juggling stuff with a baseball with Yasiel Puig. And people documented it like he was the pope handing out free passes to heaven. It was glorious.