Reporter takes dip in Lake Michigan after Happ homer

Everyone utters words that they end up regretting at some point, but at least they're seldom recorded and are usually quickly forgotten.

Well, not so much when the words are written on social media, as a sportswriter learned Thursday.

Reporter Michael Cerami, who covers Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation, tempted fate by writing on Twitter, "If Ian Happ leads off today's game with a home run, I will jump in Lake Michigan later today."

Given that Happ homered 24 times a year ago, perhaps Cerami should have known better. Then again, since when does a leadoff hitter swing at the first pitch?

Naturally, Happ took Miami Marlins starter Jose Urena deep on the first pitch of the season just minutes later.

Proving himself a man of his word, and perhaps anticipating an uptick in Twitter followers, Cerami made good an hour later, jumping into Lake Michigan while the game was still in progress.

Happ's homer ignited what went on to be a three-run first inning for the Cubs.

-- Field Level Media

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: The logo is shown on the bases before the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on March 29, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox inspects a fire in the stadium before the Opening Day game against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 29, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Fans hold signs prior to the start of the game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs wears a MSDStrong shirt during warmups in honor of Stoneman Douglas High School before Opening Day against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on March 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: Miami Marlins warm up before Opening Day between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park on March 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Kevin Plawecki #26 of the New York Mets bat is seen prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: The logo is shown on the bases before the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on March 29, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: The tarp covers the field prior to the start of the Opening Day game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 29: Fans cheer after the playing of the National Anthem before the Opening Day baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on March 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora runs the gauntlet during pre-game introductions. The Boston Red Sox visit the Tampa Bay Rays for the opening day of the 2018 MLB baseball season at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL on March 29, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a two-run single in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: Fans enter the stadium prior to the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ (8) runs the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Miami Marlins during their 2018 Opening Day baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 Little Havana, Fla. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: A father and his daughter walk through the stands toward the field as they arrive early on Opening Day ahead of the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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