Carl Crawford Comes Up Way Short On Slide, Eats Mouthful Of Dirt (Video)

Carl Crawford has given us the first basepath blunder of the 2014 baseball season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was trucking into second base during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks when he dove headfirst in what should have been a routine slide. Crawford started that slide way, way too early, though, smacking his face down on the dirt before skidding into the base.

The fact that he was safe by a mile should cushion the blow a bit for Crawford, but his poor form will likely attract a fair amount of locker-room chirping from his Dodgers teammates.

Check it out in the video below, with a hat tip to SB Nation.

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