Sliding head-first is a risky move. Just ask Bryce Harper, who tore a ligament in his thumb doing it. Usually you don't have to worry about scraping up your face, but Hwang Jae-gyun of the Korea Baseball Organization wasn't so lucky. Hwang slid so aggressively into third base he ended up dragging his face along the dirt. And to add insult to injury, he was called out on the play. Maybe he would have been safe had his face not provided all that extra friction.
It's too bad Hwang will probably only be known in America for this terrible slide. He's actually a pretty good player, batting .329 so far this year. He just needs to work on his baserunning.
- Dan Gartland