Lucky fan catches two HR balls at Wrigley

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Lucky fan catches two HR balls at Wrigley

For the second time in less than two weeks, one lucky fan has snagged two home run balls in the same game.

This time, it occurred at Wrigley Field.

The fan was sitting in the bleachers in left-center and caught Carlos Quentin's bomb in the third inning. Then the same guy -- who was equipped with a glove, which some may call cheating -- snatched Darwin Barney's walk-off dinger in the ninth.

Check out the video. Pretty lucky dude. Also, weird that he was wearing what appeared to be a Clint Dempsey Nike soccer jersey. Soccer is very entertaining and all, but wearing a jersey to a Major League Baseball game? I don't know, that's gotta be against some sort of fan code of conduct, right? At least that's better than a fan who comes decked out in full gear for a team that's not even playing in that city that day (you know, like wearing Twins gear to a Cubs-Padres game or something like that).

Anyways, the video:

Jimmy Butler puts Benny the Bull on blast after draining trick shot

Jimmy Butler puts Benny the Bull on blast after draining trick shot

We have definitive proof Jimmy Butler can do anything on a basketball court.

And now, if Benny the Bull is ever injured, the Bulls have a backup in house.

Butler mimicked Benny's half-court, behind the back shot at practice Tuesday morning and called it before he even nailed it.

The Bulls All-Star then walked off the court, talking smack to Benny in the process (though Benny was nowhere to be seen in the video). 

"Benny F. Bull."

Cubs release Munenori Kawasaki and keep the door open for his return

Cubs release Munenori Kawasaki and keep the door open for his return

MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs released Munenori Kawasaki on Tuesday, allowing the popular, high-energy Japanese infielder to see what's out there while still keeping the door open for his return.

The timing would also allow the Cubs to avoid paying the $100,000 retention bonus to Kawasaki, who's played parts of five big-league seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and last year's World Series team.

"Hopefully, we get a chance to sign him back," manager Joe Maddon said at the Sloan Park complex. "A guy like him needs to take advantage of how well he's playing and possibly see if there's a chance to get a major-league job."

With that move, the Cubs cut the roster to 30 players on their second-to-last day in the Cactus League this spring. Between Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez – and prospects like Ian Happ and Chesny Young – the Cubs would appear to be covered up the middle for now. 

"You can never have enough middle infielders," Maddon said. "I'd love to have him, no question. Hopefully, he's going to be back. Again, this is one of those things where the word 'release' is a very harsh word, but I think it can be rectified possibly. I hope he comes back to us."