With Mike Trout and Albert Pujols’ mockery of Fernando Rodney’s arrow shooting celebration yesterday, I came to wonder about the significance of the closer celebration. Everyone has different opinions on whether it is classless nonsense or awesome intensity displayed by the most intense players in the sport and I have come to my own opinion. I love it.
Baseball fans normally root for and love players who show a lot of fire when playing the game. Fans ate up the claw celebration from the 2011 Brewers. There were also fans who weren’t so hot on Nyjer Morgan but I think that was separate from the claws and more about the arrogance of his alter ego “Tony Plush.” Regardless, there is a difference between celebrations.
It’s different to slap your glove and let out a primal yell when notching the save than it is to complete two somersaults…
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