Found September 02, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
One of the biggest weaknesses of the Detroit Tigers’ lineup is their inability to play small ball.  They have a few players who should be able to manufacture runs by stealing and taking an extra base, but they rarely do.  Austin Jackson is a guy who should easily steal north of twenty bases a year, but he has seven. So when Jackson stole second Monday against John Lackey and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he celebrated it.  By doing push-ups. Really fast push-ups. via Here’s the whole play…

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