Ramon Laureano hit his first leadoff HR and received a fist-bump from leadoff homer king Rickey Henderson
He's posted a 1.8 WAR entering Friday's 8-4 win over the Rangers in Oakland, and started things off with a bang. Facing
Did you catch that bit at the end, though? On his way back to the A's dugout, Laureano received a fist-bump from none other than Rickey Henderson himself:
For those keeping score at home, Laureano's solo shot leaves him just 80 shy of Henderson's all-time MLB record of 81 leadoff home runs. Should he get there someday, he'll look back on Friday night as when it all began ...
And maybe then Laureano can enter the ballpark like this, too:
For good measure, Laureano hit another homer later in the game ... because when you're hot, you're hot.
"We have talked a couple times," Laureano said to MLB.com contributor Michael Wagaman of his experiences with Henderson. "It is cool that Rickey's here. I just keep learning from him."