Mets’ fan Rafael Diaz just couldn’t help himself on Saturday night as he watched his beloved Nw York Mets celebrate their first-ever no-hitter on the field. Diaz leaped from the stands and joined the frenzy between the mound and home plate, and promptly got tackled and tased by team security.
“I was overcome with emotion, just being a die-hard Mets fan,” the 32-year-old Diaz explained after spening two nights behind bars. “I couldn’t help myself,” Diaz said. “I just wanted to be on the mound celebrating the no-hitter,” he added.
Cincinnati Reds’ fan Caleb Lloyd accomplished something astounding on Monday night at Great American Ball Park — He caught two consecutive home run balls off of back-to-back at-bats during the Reds’ win over the Braves.
Over the weekend, at the end of the Washington Redskins’ rookie minicamp, head coach Mike Shanahan annointed Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback going forward. Griffin was the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft last month, and the Redskins are ready to hand him the keys to the team.
The Charlotte Bobcats made history last week when they lost their 23rd consecutive game, ending the season with the worst winning percentage in NBA history — a paltry .106, thanks to a 7-59 record. The Bobcats surpassed the futility of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, who finished 9-73 and a .110 winning percentage.
Here’s a look at how the Bobcats shape up against some of the worst of the worst in professional sports:
Receiver Mohamed Sanu was the victim of a practical joke on Thursday night when someone called him pretending to be from the Cincinnati Bengals intending to draft him with the 27th pick. The Bengals wound up taking the Rutgers product in the third round and there were no hard feelings toward the kid who had pranked Sanu.
But Sanu isn’t the first athlete to be the target of a hoax.
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