The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today

Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday.

Joey Votto snaps at a fan and then apologizes. In the 7th inning of a 1-run game, Reds first baseman Joey Votto reached into the first row of the stands to catch a foul ball and dropped it when he collided with a fan also reaching for the ball. Votto reacted angrily by grabbing the Reds logo on the fans shirt as if to say, “Et tu, Brute?” Later, Votto autographed a ball for the fan and posed for a photo with him. The ball read, “Thanks for being so understanding when I acted out of character  — Joey Votto.” Classy move by Votto.


MLB umpire ejected a Phillies fan for heckling. Well, this is one you don’t see too often. Home plate umpire Bob Davidson ejected a Phillies fan for heckling. What is even more bizarre is that the fan wasn’t really that close to the field. It looks like he is sitting about 20 rows or so behind the third base dugout. No idea what the fan was saying but it must have been bad.


Jordan Clarkson made a lot of long 3-pointers in practice. If there is ever a time when it is OK to overreact to a 45-second clip from a practice, this might be it. It is one thing to make a lot of three-pointers in practice when nobody is guarding you. It is another thing to make 15 three-pointers in a row. But it is something else entirely when you make 15 three-pointers in a row from the mid-court circle. That’s what Clarkson, the Lakers’ third-year guard does here. This probably won’t make Clarkson the next Stephen Curry, but it does suggest that the NBA court is getting bigger and defenders are going to have to start guarding out to the mid-court stripe soon, because teams are taking this shot seriously.

The brodie @JClark5on has been working on extending his range. @Lakers fans, get excited! @LakersNation #unseenhours
— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) August 2, 2016


A this-is-cool bonus. The Orioles had 9-year-old Zion Harvey throw out the first pitch prior to Tuesday’s game. Harvey was the first person to ever undergo a bilateral hand transplant. 

Tonight, Zion Harvey, the first child in the world to undergo a bilateral hand transplant, threw the first pitch.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 3, 2016


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