Trauma Tuesday: Tough Mudder Clothesline Edition

first_imgThe Tough Mudder series of races is not for the squeamish and for good reason – read about the race’s first death during competition here. The races are long and the obstacles vary from cold water plunges to wall climbs to running through wires coursing with electricity. The race is intense to say the least.It’s the Electroshock Therapy obstacle that gets the guy in the video above, and no, it’s not the guy who takes a digger at :05. You can tell the wires are working from the guy who flinches at :13 just as the true victim is sucking his doors off trying to get through without feeling the wrath. The worst part is the guy looks like he is making good time and in a healthy rhythm. Nothing like an electric clothesline to put a hitch in your giddy-up. But he’s a tough mudder, so he stayed in the game, which is commendable given he just got jacked off his feet. He’s lucky his head didn’t pop off, and you can tell he is physically hurt as well as emotionally demoralized as he slumps away.Love how the woman with the volunteer shirt just walks on by giving no assistance – if that is even a real Tough Mudder volunteer, which she may not be. Or maybe volunteers are instructed to not give assistance – that’s just another obstacle in the race. And the announcer with his two cents for the crowd: “Wow. You don’t see that every day.”No, you certainly don’t.last_img read more

Dodgers done in by Giancarlo Stanton’s big night

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chen pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up six hits and two runs, walked one and struck out four. A.J. Ramos pitched a hitless ninth for his fourth save.The Dodgers had the tying run aboard in each of the final four innings, but stranded it each time to allow Mattingly and the Marlins to come out on top. Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and drove in two runs to lead the Marlins past the Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night in Miami manager Don Mattingly’s return to Los Angeles.Mattingly, who managed the Dodgers from 2011-15, received a mix of boos and cheers before the start of his first game against his former club.Stanton ensured a winning return for him, blasting a solo home run to open the scoring in the fourth inning and a tying RBI double in the fifth. Derek Dietrich put the Marlins ahead for good with an RBI triple in the sixth.Yasiel Puig and Trayce Thompson hit solo homers in the fourth inning for the Dodgers.center_img Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with the Marlins while Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling (0-1) took the loss in his first career decision.After Stanton opened the scoring with a massive home run down the left field line, Puig hammered the first pitch of the bottom of the fourth into the right field seats to tie it up. Three batters later, Thompson launched a solo shot to left for his first home run in a Dodgers uniform to give them the lead.Stanton tied it back up quickly though, lacing a two-out double into the right-center gap to score Christian Yelich from first in the top of the fifth to make it 2-2.Stanton’s tying double came one pitch after first baseman Yasmani Grandal misjudged Stanton’s popup in foul territory that would have resulted in the third out of the inning.Dietrich’s RBI triple gave Miami back the lead, and Chen and the Marlins bullpen made it stand.last_img read more