Enthusiastic, fist-pumping home run celebrations don't get more exciting than this
When you know, you know -- and Padres Minor Leaguer Taylor Trammell definitely knew he'd come up huge for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Padres' Double-A affiliate, on Sunday.
He knew he'd stepped up in the ninth inning of a do-or-die game against the Tulsa Drillers and turned a 3-2 deficit to a 6-3 lead with a grand slam that cleared the wall in right field.
Oh boy, did he know it. And he loved EVERY SECOND OF IT. Here's video of a man living his best life, showing truckloads of emotion and not caring who sees it:
It's impossible to watch that scene without a smile creeping across your face. This is baseball bliss, pure, unadulterated joy from a player who came through at his team's most pressure-packed moment. That blast sent Trammell (who we already knew was a style king) and the Sod Poodles to the Texas League championship, left their opponents, the Drillers, stunned, and left anybody who saw Trammell's emotion grinning.
I mean, this is the stuff. This, right here, is why they play the game.
Much like how we should celebrate this season's record-breaking home run barrage in the Majors, more power to Trammell for letting it all out on the basepaths after coming through as he did.
Do a thing like that, you deserve to celebrate. Celebrations are awesome.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.