One baseball writer found himself in some cold water after his Opening Day "hot take."
Michael Cerami is a writer covering the Cubs for Bleacher Nation. Before the first pitch of the club's opener against the Marlins, he made a pretty bold and public prediction.
Cerami tweeted that if Ian Happ hit a lead-off homer, he'd take a dip in Lake Michigan - which can't be too warm this time of year.
And, of course, it happened.
Not only did Happ hit a home run in his first at-bat, he drove one out of Marlins Park on the first pitch he saw from Jose Ureña to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. It also happened to be the very first pitch of the entrie 2018 MLB season.
The bomb is quite the rebuttal if Cerami was questioning Happ's leadoff creds.
Naturally, Cerami had second thoughts about the wager.
In the end, Cerami paid up on his bet. He posted video of his chilly lake dive just about an hour after the Happ homer.
And his Mom approves. Win-win.
It was a disastrous first inning for the Marlins who gave up three runs - not the way to start a season.