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Friday, July 10, 2020

Cubs writer promised to jump in Lake Michigan if Ian Happ led off season with HR

Fans of the long ball are going to love how Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ got the 2018 Major League Baseball season started for us on Thursday, but one person who covers the team may be staring hypothermia in the face before the day is over.

Happ, who was playing on an Opening Day roster for the first time in his young career, hit the first pitch he saw against Miami Marlins hurler Jose Urena into the upper deck in right field.

As luck would have it, Michael Cerami of Bleacher Nation said before the game that he would jump into Lake Michigan if Happ kicked off the season with a homer.

The water temperature in Lake Michigan is somewhere around 40 degrees this time of year, so that should be a lot of fun for Cerami. Of course, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made an infamous promise about jumping in one of the Great Lakes last season, and fans are still waiting for him to follow through. Something tells us Cerami will beat him to it.

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