Giving 110% isn’t always the right call.
Sometimes you can try too hard
It’s not even the middle of April, and Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna may have made the worst blooper of the season.
In the eighth inning of last night’s Cardinals-Dodgers game, Ozuna raced back to the wall chasing a deep fly ball by Kiké Hernandez. He expertly leapt halfway up the wall to propel himself to the top—and then the ball landed several feet in front of him. Ozuna literally fell flat on his face and Hernandez had a ground rule double.
It looks even more ridiculous from this angle.
The play had the Dodgers bullpen struggling to contain its laughter.
But you can understand why Ozuna would have thought he could make that play. In 2017, he effortlessly brought back a ball hit over the fence by Hernandez.
Apparently, Ozuna never let his former teammate forget about the play, so Hernandez was glad to see Ozuna knocked down a peg.
“I’m really glad it happened to him. He deserves it. He’s my boy,” Hernandez said after the game. “I played with him [in Miami in 2014], but he’s still reminding me every year of the play he made two years ago. The only thing that would have made it better is if it hit off of his head when he fell down.”
It’s a shame Ozuna’s memory isn’t as strong for plays he didn’t make, because he literally made the same blooper last year in Milwaukee (minus the faceplant).
Sometimes, giving 110% isn’t the right call.
Magic did what?
Magic Johnson abruptly resigned from his position as president of basketball operations for the Lakers last night. It’s not a surprise that it happened, considering that he wasn’t able to build a winner with LeBron James, but it is surprising that it went down last night. How surprising? He hadn’t told owner Jeanie Buss or LeBron about his decision by the time he told the media.
Magic Johnson steps down as Lakers president. He hasn’t said it outright but is hinting strongly that he planned to fire Luke Walton and that won’t happen now. He is getting emotional and hasn’t told Jeanie yet he says.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 10, 2019
Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka visited with LeBron James and agent Rich Paul on Saturday, league sources tell ESPN. Johnson offered no indication that he was on the brink of bailing on the Lakers, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019
At least now he can tweet without getting fined by the NBA.
Magic just said the sentence on his ESPN interview: "And I get to TWEET when I WANT."— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) April 10, 2019
The NHL draft lottery results leaked online early
The top three spots in the NHL draft were leaked online before they were revealed on TV, thanks to some random guy watching in the middle of the night in Sweden.
Apparently the graphic aired on a livestream from Swedish broadcaster Viasat, only for a split second but long enough for this guy to grab a screenshot and for it to spread around Twitter.
I have no idea what they're smoking over there but it started at 8pm EST but since they don't show the actual Sportsnet show they just had this for half an hour but had this MAJOR slip-up for 10 seconds— v (@gbgtomtl) April 10, 2019
The Devils ended up snagging the first pick, followed by the Rangers and then the Blackhawks.
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