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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