Trevor Rosenthal is a competitor. But the move the St. Louis Cardinals closer pulled Tuesday night at Tropicana Field during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays seemed a little much. With the Cards clinging to a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning thanks to the latest masterful performance by Adam Wainwright, Jon Jay hit a foul ball into the St. Louis bullpen. That's when Rosenthal sprung into action.
It appeared the Rays ball boy had the hard grounder the whole way. But Rosenthal — for whatever reason — wanted to field it himself. The 24-year-old impeded the on-field crew member's attempt to cleanly scoop up the hot shot (while slipping on the artificial turf himself) and then tossed the ball to a fan. The funny move had fellow reliever Jason Motte in stitches and later prompted this tweet.
Rosenthal eventually came on to pick up his 17th save in a 1-0 victory.
Moving to Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs put on an historic display in the first half against the Miami Heat. The Spurs shot a Finals-record 76 percent from the field in the first 24 minutes to go up 71-50 at the break. San Antonio won 111-92 to take a 2-1 series lead.
LOB for Madden
Finally in football news, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman — who was recently selected to grace the cover of Madden NFL 15 — would like some company. The outspoken defensive back is petitioning EA Sports to get the rest of his "Legion of Boom" secondary mates also on the cover.
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