I love this photo, taken by the AP’s Danny Moloshok during the fifth inning of last night’s game between the Rockies and Dodgers. That’s Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner taking a very hard slide into second while trying to break up a double play, sending Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado high into the air.
This actually turned out to be a rather important moment in the game. Arenado felt like Turner’s slide was a bit too late, and ended up getting into it with the Dodgers’ dugout after the play. Arenado went on to hit the game-winning home run in the top of the 16th inning, pounding his chest and woofing as he rounded the bases. After he touched home, he turned towards someone, probably a fan, and did this:
Cool moments! Cool baseball photos!
Second photo via Getty