Ezequiel Carrera fed a stuffed parrot seeds in the dugout after Edwin Encarnacion's latest homer
When Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion launches one of his signature mammoth home runs, he typically raises his right arm and carries it in that position around the bases. It's a tribute, you see, to an invisible parrot that rides on his shoulder … because why not, right?
He did it again during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the D-backs after connecting on another long ball in the sixth inning:
After the homer, the broadcast caught a glimpse of Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera in the dugout next to Encarnacion and … he was preparing to feed a red parrot that was clasped to his arm:
Oh, and as for the timing of Encarnacion's home run on Wednesday, it couldn't have been more perfect considering Toronto handed out special "Edwing" t-shirts to fans in the stands.
We're going to go ahead and assume this red bird is, in fact, the very same parrot Encarnacion pretends is on his arm when he rounds the bases. And if it isn't, kudos to Carrera for ... ahem ... parroting his teammate pretty perfectly.