Well, this is one way for a professional baseball player to kick things off.
Braves infielder Johan Camargo was jogging onto the field from the dugout to take his position against the Phillies on Tuesday night, but he failed to make it that far.
While jogging onto the diamond, Camargo fell and injured himself. From the footage, it looks as if he simply landed the wrong way while attempting to hop onto the field.
He is only the 10th active player to reach that threshold, joining Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre (who of course just hit 3,000 this week), Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Matt Holliday, Jose Reyes, and Victor Martinez.
The jokes about Markakis getting a single to reach 2,000 were flying after it happened, and his career lives up to that reputation. In 1,785 games he has 1,404 singles, 416 doubles, only 18 triples, and 162 home runs.
He also got a standing ovation from the Atlanta crowd, an organization he only joined in 2015 after starting his career with nine seasons in Baltimore.
While 2,000 might not be as knock-down impressive as 3,000, it’s still an Cheap Mountain Bike Jerseys accomplishment for anyone. Only 285 people in the history of the league have done it, and now Markakis Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys is one of those few.
May there be many more base hits to come.