According to Redditor AteMyWheaties, his friend bailed on his own birthday trip because his fiancée wouldn't let him go. The rest of the group didn't let that spoil their plans though, they made a cardboard cutout and had way more fun anyway.
A high school baseball coach promised his team that if they won 14 games in a row, they could name his baby. They were not doing well this season so he must have thought it was a long shot. Well, they did it and they want to name him Benjamin Smalls, after two characters from The Sandlot.
This video was made just before they won that 14th game:
It seems like mom still has some veto power but they'll be pretty disappointed if she chooses something else now. In fact, apparently David Evans, the writer of The Sandlotdropped by to wish them well.