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A motivational speaker smashed a cinderblock on Don Mattingly’s chest

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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly brought in a motivational speaking — er, motivational acting — group to the Marlins clubhouse yesterday. But they didn’t lead cheers or tell Marlins players that they were good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like them. Nope.

Rather, they smashed a gosh darn cinderblock with a sledgehammer as it lay in Mattingly’s chest:

Fredi Gonalzez did this back in 2015, by the way. The Braves lost 101 games that year and Gonzalez was fired after 37 games the following season. So, like, there is no link between team performance and motivation or anything.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.

The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.

A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”

Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.