Carlos Gomez Crushed a Homer, Batflipped, Dabbed at the Plate, Probably Ruffled Feathers

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Carlos Gomez Crushed a Homer, Batflipped, Dabbed at the Plate, Probably Ruffled Feathers

Baseball Is Fun

Carlos Gomez is one of those polarizing players, as a guy who is unabashed in his celebration of the game (and his own feats), but also a 100% on at all times type of guy. Sometimes, it pisses other players off, but sometimes it’s just fun.

For that reason, I have no doubt that his latest home run will rankle some of baseball fandom’s establishment:

If you’re keeping score, that’s a monster bomb, followed a bat flip (in Spring Training), what looked like some hand-shaking celebrations as he runs the bases, and then the coup de grace at the end: a dab at home plate. (If you’re an old fart like me, this is what dabbing is.)

For me? That’s all fine. He crushed it, so do what you want. I didn’t really see anything in there that directly showed up the opposing pitcher or that wasn’t about enjoying the moment of a long home run.

It’s hard to hit home runs, even in Spring Training, even for guys who hit a lot of home runs. Make a moment of it.


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Author: Brett Taylor

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