Manny’s slide was just a bit premature as he had almost 15 more feet to go to reach 2nd base. Photo: You Tube
Manny Ramirez who made over $200,000 million playing for major league baseball is playing in Taiwan, currently hauling in a meager $25,000 a month. Offensively, the 41 year old is doing well batting .347 with 5 home runs, however clearly the former Red Sox star had a lapse in judgement when he tried to break up a double play but began his slide about 10 minutes too early!
We’re not sure what the Taiwanese play by play men were saying but it probably wasn’t very complimentary. They did however, seem to be enjoying themselves.
Notice also how, after returning to the dugout amidst a slew of high-fives (for what we’ll never know), Manny has a difficult time trying to catch his breath. He only ran 115 feet, or about 38 yards, but you would think he just ran a 26 mile marathon…
Here’s the video: (*Please excuse the ‘Robotic” narrator of the video or better yet just turn the off the volume…)
Ever hear the expression, ” If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again?” Well, that’s exactly what Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader at William Carey University did. She had tried to make an unbelievable soccer style flip throw-in shot from mid court in every home game since Christmas and had failed… until yesterday, Thursday, when she nailed the virtually impossible half-court shot!
Of course being a Forward on her school’s soccer team didn’t hurt…
(Be sure to continue to watch the shot in slow motion)
Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo wanted to try and give 27 year old rookie Mirza Teletovic some extra floor time to hopefully showcase his shooting prowess. And so he chose the game vs the Pistons on Wednesday night to do this. (A game won by the Nets 93-90).
Coach proceeded to put Teletovic in the game around midway through the fourth quarter. Shortly thereafter, the Bosnian attemped a three-pointer that wasn’t even in the same zip code as the basket. Two more shots would follow, one worse than than the last. In all the 6′ 9″ 255 lb. forward missed on all three attempts in a span of just 40 seconds!
Carlesimo promptly replaced him with Greald Wallace after his third and final attempt and miss. “That has to be an NBA record!” the play by play man was heard blurting out after the last shot went ‘wide right’.
Teletovic takes about half his shots from beyond the arc and so far this season has a 35.6% shooting average from downtown. He does have one good game under his belt this season from back in January when he scored 10 points, had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and a block.
If he hopes to see more playing time the rest of the way and play more than his 8.1 MPG, Teletovic had better get himself an NBA approved GPS…