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From Left Field: ESPN recreates ESPN8: The Ocho for one day

From Left Field: ESPN recreates ESPN8: The Ocho for one day

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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

ESPN 8: The Ocho

Remember this classic joke from the movie Dodgeball? Well, ESPN has really turned ESPNU, the channel that usually covers all types of collegiate sports, into ESPN8 for one day.

> Honestly, they nailed every part of the ESPN8: The Ocho vibe so perfectly. I'm emotional [pic.twitter.com/fyVjGTthFN](https://t.co/fyVjGTthFN) > > — Rodger Sherman (@rodger\_sherman) [August 8, 2017](https://twitter.com/rodger_sherman/status/894789698677121024)

ESPN is broadcasting sports like disc golf, arm wrestling, and yes, even dodgeball, for 24 hours on Aug. 8 (8/8). That's brought a lot of excitement to sports fans everywhere.

I don't know what the rights fees are for trampoline dodgeball, but I'm gonna need to see a full season after "The Ocho" this morning pic.twitter.com/2SOXsIW8f2 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 8, 2017

Foul ball pain ==============

The Mariners' prospect Nick Zammarelli hit a foul ball but thought the ball was safely in the crowd. Well, it rained down on his head just a little later.

Ouch.

Chasing down an autograph

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig is a popular athlete, so much so that people are chasing through the streets for his autograph.

The Dodgers were visiting New York, and one fan noticed Puig in a cab and chased him down for three blocks to get an autograph. His agent posted the video:

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[This is how you get a @yasielpuig autograph in New York City. Run after the taxi for 3 blocks and then wait for your chance. Good Work kid 🙌🏾#Earned ⚾️⚾️](https://www.instagram.com/p/BXdsxIgl_1C/) > > A post shared by Andy Mota (@agentmo1) on > >

Dedication works.

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