Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

To Showboat or Not

Did you guys feel that quake on Friday night? NO, IT WASN'T ME WALKING AROUND, YOU JERK! Yoenis Cespedes triggered a missle out of Oakland during Friday night's game against the Mariners. I'm pretty sure there's a law that says you can't launch Weapons of Mass Cespedes in the Coliseum. After connecting with what seemed like a 1,688-foot bomb, Cespedes sat there and admired his fruit of labor for a tad too long. Which brings up the question: do you showboat after releasing a Kraken of a shot?

Home runs are fun to watch, and if I was a player, I'd showboat the heck out of it. Last year's fiasco with Jered Weaver of the Angels and Carlos Guillen of the Tigers raised the same question. As much as I hate to admit, I love a good showboat. Players work hours after hours just to perfect a swing that won't necessarily be a blast. When one destroys a ball, why not celebrate a little bit? So, what would you do? Are you for the theatrics after a home run or should players just keep their cool and act like it's no big deal? Let me know @iBlogBetter or @MLBFanCave. Heck, if you even want to send us a video of your own celebration, then do so!

Did you guys feel that quake on Friday night? NO, IT WASN'T ME WALKING AROUND, YOU JERK! Yoenis Cespedes triggered a missle out of Oakland during Friday night's game against the Mariners. I'm pretty sure there's a law that says you can't launch Weapons of Mass Cespedes in the Coliseum. After connecting with what seemed like a 1,688-foot bomb, Cespedes sat there and admired his fruit of labor for a tad too long. Which brings up the question: do you showboat after releasing a Kraken of a shot?

Home runs are fun to watch, and if I was a player, I'd showboat the heck out of it. Last year's fiasco with Jered Weaver of the Angels and Carlos Guillen of the Tigers raised the same question. As much as I hate to admit, I love a good showboat. Players work hours after hours just to perfect a swing that won't necessarily be a blast. When one destroys a ball, why not celebrate a little bit? So, what would you do? Are you for the theatrics after a home run or should players just keep their cool and act like it's no big deal? Let me know @iBlogBetter or @MLBFanCave. Heck, if you even want to send us a video of your own celebration, then do so!