Houston's home run celebration and eight more of the funniest things caught on a dugout camera
When Tyler White went yard in Houston's win over the Mariners on Wednesday, it seemed fairly routine, just another dinger in a season full of them. Little did we know that it set in motion one of the greatest displays of teamwork and coordination in baseball history:
Of course, connoisseurs of celebrations and shenanigans that we are, that got us thinking: What are some of other iconic moments captured by dugout cameras? Here are nine more of our favorites -- if there are any we missed, let us know on Twitter @Cut4.
And you can always send in your best staredowns to Alex Bregman himself:
I wanna see everybody's best stare down. Send me a video of your best camera stare with the hashtag #DugoutStareChallenge tag me in it!!!!- Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) August 24, 2018
As much as we respect Houston's stellar player participation rate, we feel compelled to point out that Gallo got there first. Not once ...
The Yankees' post-homer interviews
During their run to the ALCS last season, the Yankees somehow found the time to also launch their very own late-night show, broadcasting live from the dugout and featuring an interview with whichever hitter had just gone yard. Sure, the camera was actually a water bottle taped to some kind of box, but don't tell Ronald Torreyes that:
The Great Water Cup Pyramid Disaster of 2015
Michael Wacha knew that Carlos Martinez was exceedingly proud -- and very protective -- of the pyramid he'd constructed out of paper cups.
Still, some men just want to watch the world burn:
Ron Washington, baseball's most expressive manager
Some managers prefer a more stoic style of leadership. Washington was not one of those managers -- at least, not during the 2011 postseason. Watch here as he tries to wave a runner home through sheer force of will:
And here, as he does his own, caffeine-addled version of the running man:
Derek Bell finds out where his car is
During a 1992 game, the Blue Jays held what seemed to be an innocent giveaway, offering one lucky fan the chance to win a brand-new SUV. And then Bell discovered that one lucky fan had actually won his brand-new SUV.
It turned out that Joe Carter had planned the whole thing as a prank -- a very successful prank.
No team dances like the Pirates
Granted, having Andrew McCutchen around then helped:
Jesus Aguilar really hates surprises
Aguilar is one of the most imposing players in the Majors, so let this be a lesson: Even the biggest among us can still get scared, especially when a bunch of confetti comes flying out of nowhere.
Javy Baez really hopes no one saw that
Alas, the camera is always watching:
Tim Lincecum really loves sunflower seeds
We miss you, Big Time Timmy Jim: