When I get up in the morning, I like to go to MLB.com and watch the walk-off highlights. Now I know my friend, Mike Bates (@commnman) hates the term, “walk-off,” so I know I am already in trouble. But the events are about as close to a sudden death situation as baseball gets. The walk-off homer is about as exciting as it gets for a home team. A team’s player hits a homer that wins the game and the visiting team walks sadly off the field and the player who hit the homer pumps his fists, rounds third, throws his helmet and gets mobbed at home plate.
These events get a little passe after a while. There is a lot of jumping, the teams all huddle around the hero and there is whooping and hollering. They usually throw water at the guy or try to rip his shirt off. And the post-game interview usually involves shaving cream. If you have seen one, you have seen them all. The best ever was Prince Fielder’s in Milwaukee where he landed on home plate and all his players fell over. But mostly, they are all the same.
Well, yesterday, Kevin Frandsen hit a walk-off homer for the Phillies, and all of the above elements were in there. But there was an added bonus. The video showed Freddy Galvis kicking his teammate where the sun does not shine. Galvis did not do it once. He did it twice. I will try to embed the video. If that does not work, see this link to watch it.
So Galvis could be forgiven for his enthusiasm. But what the heck was he thinking? Sheesh. The second one connected in such a way that junk might have been involved. Ouch. Next time, Freddy, just pat the guy on the back, okay?