And there it is, your weekly (probably daily if you're observant enough) reminder that the harder you try the more likely it is that you wind up looking stupid. When life launches lemons your way it's more realistic that you accidentally end up juicing them into your eyeball than conjuring up something that rivals 'Minute Maid'. That's not to say that Carlos Gomez shouldn't have tried to turn a long fly ball into a web gem, but it is to say he accepted the high risk of alley-ooping it into an embarrassing two run homer when he did. So often we expect life to play out like a movie, but those bullshit parodies tend to parallel reality more closely than we think.
That's why I don't want to be too hard on the Rangers' centerfielder. It was objectively funny to watch him swat his team into a three run hole, but it's not nearly as goddamn ridiculous as any of the times I have drawn blood trying to prove to myself that all Emeril Lagasse has on me is a wealth of fame (and money, for that matter), some sweet catchphrases, and countless businesses. You step out of your comfort zone and you might find out all that you're capable of....or you might get laughed at after uncomfortably running face first into the wall that is your potential.