In an inspired move, the Reds rewarded Scooter Gennett with a scooter for his four-homer night
Earlier in the month, Scooter Gennett slugged his way into Reds lore by becoming the first player in franchise history to hit four homers in a game -- and he did it with style. With the Reds back at Great American Ball Park to play the Dodgers on Friday night, the club saw fit to honor Gennett with a fun pregame ceremony that was fitting for such an incredible achievement.
In recognition of Gennett's feat, the Reds gifted him a scooter. Yes, a scooter for Scooter, but that's not all: it was driven out to an amused Gennett by none other than Cincinnati great Tom Browning, former World Series winner and fellow Red to do something rare (since he threw the 12th perfect game in MLB history back in 1988).
It was a great scene:
In addition to picking up his new set of wheels, Gennett also received a shadow box featuring memorabilia from his four-homer night, a plaque and a personal letter from Commissioner Rob Manfred.
The fan who caught his fourth homer threw out the ceremonial first pitch, too.
As for that scooter, #Un4gettable was printed on the side for good measure:
Fun night for the avid "Muppet Babies" fan.