Found April 09, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Kyuji Fujikawa
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs will most likely have a fairly terrible season, but at least they are already laughing at themselves. The only really good medicine for Cubs fans, myself included, is some good self deprecating humor and a few Old Style’s. During the Cubs 7-4 loss to the Brewers on Monday, reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was sitting in the bully and tried to field a foul ball by kicking it. The result was a ball to the face. Video evidence lies below. Your browser does not support iframes. [Hot Clicks] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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