Five new dugout celebrations the Astros should try after Alex Bregman hits a home run
The BBQ's Best 5 is exactly what it sounds like: Each week, we'll pick a category around the world of baseball and talk about the five best things within that group. Today, we're presenting five wacky dugout celebrations the Astros should perform.
Don't look now, but Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is one of the best players in baseball. After being slightly overshadowed last season by teammate and AL MVP Jose Altuve, the curly-locked infielder and his 28 dingers have been the driving force behind the Astros' quest to defend their World Series title.
But Bregman is more than just a dinger-knocking machine. He's also a someone who, for no discernable reason other than that it's funny, has been concluding each of his home run trots this year with a soul-piercing stare into the dugout camera.
Then, a few weeks ago, a number of Bregman's teammates joined in for a bone-chilling full-team stare down.
But now the Astros are ripping off elaborate and coordinated celebrations after each Bregman tater. On Sunday, they took utility man Tony Kemp's versatility to the next level by using him as a limbo pole.
- Houston Astros (@astros) September 3, 2018
Then after Bregman's Monday tater -- it does feel like a daily occurrence for him at this point -- the Stros showed off their Winter Olympics knowledge with an extensive curling-themed display.
There's no reason to think the All-Star Game MVP is going to stop hitting home runs any time soon, so we've put together five new, wacky dinger celebrations the Astros should use next time Bregman goes deep.
The Crowd Surf
Instead of going down the dugout steps, Bregman climbs the dugout railing and leaps down onto the cushioning arms of his teammates who then crowd surf him to the end of the dugout where he hops down and stares into the camera.
The Slip N' Slide
Anybody who's ever build a DIY slip n' slide knows all you really need is a big tarp, a hose and some soap. We think the Astros should turn the dugout floor into a slip n' slide runway. Have Bregman start on the far side of the dugout and belly flop his way towards the camera, staring the whole way. Getting extra sliding practice in is an added bonus.
This one works best the next time Bregman hits a two-run homer. Picture two Astros leapfrogging their way down the length of the dugout before Bregman pops up one last time with his eyes locked in on the camera.
The Concert Entrance
This one would require the Astros to greenlight some complicated construction in their dugout, but it's definitely worth it. Think about it like this. Bregman homers and instead of walking toward the camera for his trademark stare down, he descends the stairs into the clubhouse.
"Where did Alex Bregman go?" the world wonders in unison. And then ... BOOM. A flash of light, a puff of smoke and a pyrotechnic explosion suddenly reveals Bregman, who is rising slowly into sight of the camera from beneath the dugout. Think Beyonce.
The Golden Throne
If there's one thing the Astros can steal from Icelandic soccer, it's this all-time legendary goal celebration FC Stjarnan showed off a few years ago.