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Colby Rasmus is first to accept a qualifying offer, so here are 5 other things he's done first

Colby Rasmus reportedly accepted his qualifying offer from the Astros on Thursday -- although the club has not confirmed. If true, it'll be the first time a player has accepted such an offer since the new system came into place three years ago.

Yes. FIRST. EVER.

And honestly, we're not surprised. Rasmus is an original, a trailblazer, a man who's unafraid to lead the way for the rest of humankind. Here are five other times he was the first to do something.

First home run (and bat flip) of the 2015 postseason

The left fielder didn't even wait past his first at-bat to golf a home run deep into right field during the AL Wild Card Game.

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And what's a postseason home run without a postseason bat flip?

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First Blue Jay to get a base hit off their own brother

On May 27, 2013, the Jays' Colby faced off against his younger brother Cory, then of the Braves, and let's just say there was some brother-on-brother crime. We're surprised Colby didn't stick his tongue out at Cory as he was rounding the bases.

First baseball player to look exactly like a cross between Bret Hart and Roman Reigns

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First person to admit he likes chili dogs on camera

He also may have been the first person to describe Kyle Lohse as "G'd up" in this wonderful 2011 interview:

First batter to have a fly ball stolen away by trolls

Sure, many baseballs are hit up into the Tropicana Field rafters, but the announcers said this one was eaten by trolls! This has to be the first baseball eaten by trolls.

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