>The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to lose a game literally seconds before the tying run scored.  In the 9th inning of a 2-1 game against the most ridiculously named team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Matt Kemp managed to get picked off of second by Brian Fuentes for the second out of the inning, but that is not where the fun starts.

Pinch hitter Jamey Carroll, already tagged with two girl names at his birth, was given another unfortunate life-strike.  He managed to bloop a single into left field right in front of Juan Rivera, which would have brought the tying run in, but Dodgers catcher Russell Martin overran second base and was thrown out by Rivera before the run could score.

When asked about the close of the game, Russell Martin squarely put the blame on Reed Johnson.  “He’s always talking about how he’s the fastest guy on the team, and how he once beat a giraffe in a foot race, and how he makes Juan Pierre look like a slug.  Then he pulls this stuff?  What a jerk!”

Johnson very quickly put the focus back where it should be – Martin’s idiotic running.  “I did beat a giraffe in a foot race!  I can’t believe nobody ever believes me when I tell them that!  And Russell?  I’m not surprised he overran second.  Are you kidding me?  Have you seen this guy try to throw out somebody trying to steal second?  I’m surprised he knows where the base is in the first place!”

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