Lions receiver Calvin Johnson suffered no Madden curse on Friday night at Comerica Park. Taking batting practice before the Pirates-Tigers game, Johnson hit a ball over the outfield fence.
And, yes, the video of the home run already is on YouTube.
Johnson, who also threw out the first pitch, played baseball in high school.
The Tigers may want him to take batting practice before more games. They shut out the Pirates, 6-0, with a one-hitter from pitcher Justin Verlander.
And that’s the last thing we’ll say about baseball for at least a month.