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Watch: Atlanta Braves fan pays big price for running on field during game.

By Jimmy Traina
May 16, 2019

1. It's been a while since we had a memorable incident of a fan running on the field during a game, but one man at Wednesday night's Braves game changed that.

This wasn't your run-of-the-mill fan-runs-on-the-field incident because we had wins on both sides. The fan managed to take out one security guard, who completely wiped out while trying to chase the law breaker. However, his glory was short lived because then he got ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED and tackled right into the wall.

Of course, on TV, the Braves' play-by-play man went into the tired, childish and laughable, "we refuse to show this on our air" speech even though they had already shown it on our air.

2. Speaking of the Braves, here's former third baseman Chipper Jones telling a funny story about the time he once took hitting advice from play-by-play man Boog Sciambi.

3. The Jets have been one of the main laughingstocks in all of sports for pretty much their entire existence and they didn't disappoint Wednesday by firing their GM out of the blue. Here's how the New York tabloids reacted to the franchise axing Mike Mccagnan and naming coach Adam Gase interim GM.

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4. ESPN announced Thursday that its popular daytime NBA show The Jump, hosted by Rachel Nichols, would also air in primetime during the NBA Finals. The show will continue to air from 3-4 p.m. ET and then a new edition will air from 8-8:30 pm ET before games. Funny enough, this topic was heavily discussed on this week's SI Media Podcast with Boston Globe sports media columinst Chad Finn.

We also talked about NBA playoff ratings, the dominance of TNT’s NBA studio show, the level of interest in Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship, Tom Brady’s “friendship” with Donald Trump, FOX’s desire to challenge ESPN’s College GameDay and more.

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis was also on this week's podcast to discuss his new article “The Stat Pack: Why Sportscasters Idolize Howard Stern.” With Howard Stern releasing a new book, Curtis and I talk about Stern's various connections to sports even though Stern hates sports. They also talk about Howard’s evolution as a broadcaster and interviewer.

You can listen to the podcast below or download it on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

5. It took a couple of extra days, but's Game of Thrones correspondent Chris Long has weighed in on last Sunday's controverial penultimate episode and he had many strong opinions.

6. Here's something you don't see on sports studio shows: One of the hosts casually recalling the time he got arrested during a bar room fight.

7. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: Sometimes you just need some Larry David in your day.

Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.

IN CLOSING: Are there any other participants besides Tiger Woods in this weekend's PGA Championship?

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