The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened up their Cactus League action on Wensday, though it appears outfielder Carl Crawford is still in offseason form – or at least – his sliding is.
Crawford, who will not play today due to injury (shocking, I know) was on first base with two outs in the top of the third inning.
Looking to put himself in scoring position (and work on his timing), Crawford took off in attempt to steal second base.
Things looked good for the most part as the speedy outfielder got a good jump and appeared to have second base stolen with relative ease. But that was before Crawford attempted his slide, which didn’t go so well.
The veteran went face first into the tough Arizona clay and to make matters worse? It didn’t even count as Yasiel Puig fouled off the pitch.
Crawford made his way back to first base where he attempted to dislodge any clay stuck in his mouth while having a small chuckle with Arizona first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt.