The Fordham Flip Goes Over The Top For Baseball Plays Of The Year

The Major League Baseball season is more than half over and there have been many great web gems and plays over the year (some say the best play of the year was captured on Opening Day when Mark Buehrle flipped the ball between his legs using just his glove). However, I would argue that the best baseball play of the year didn’t even take place in the Majors but rather took place in college. If you don’t believe me check out the play that many are calling “The Fordham Flip”:

When Fordham baseball player Brian Kownacki leapt over the play at the plate he not only avoided the tag and became an Internet sensation but he may have captured the baseball play of the year.

James Toney Worried He’ll Turn Randy Couture’s Lights Out– Permanently

I know we’ve been posting a lot of boxing/mma stuff recently here at Your Source 4 Sports, but we’re all just so excited for UFC 118!

Recently posted on MMA Weekly– one of my favorite MMA sites- are a handful of quotes from James Toney playfully expressing his fears about accidentally killing Randy Couture in the octagon this August 28th.

It seems like Toney’s rationale is that with the decreased amount of padding on the MMA gloves, (4 ounces versus boxing’s 14 ounces) Couture stands to risk a catastrophic concussion from Toney’s fist.

“If I hit someone with four-ounce gloves, oh my goodness, me and my crew might go to jail for homicide.”

I’d like to point out here that this is a quote that contradicts everyone who argues MMA is a more brutal sport than boxing. From 2000 to 2007, over 68 boxers have lost their lives- and many more have suffered irreparable brain damage- as a result of brain trauma in the ring (source).

Compare this to only 2 recorded deaths in professionally sanctioned MMA (source).

Don’t get me wrong, I love boxing, but I think it’s ridiculous to paint MMA as “savage” or “more brutal” than boxing.