Sometimes baseball players amaze me. This is a picture of Felipe Lopez last night after hitting a home run in the top of the 11th inning off of Brian Schlitter of the Cubs. The home run ended up winning the game for the Cardinals so I’m not arguing that it wasn’t a big hit. But this display from Lopez was certainly over the top.
First off….he’s Felipe Lopez. The same Felipe Lopez that is currently on his 6th team in 10 ML seasons. The same Felipe Lopez that currently sports a lifetime .269 batting average.
Secondly….you just don’t go into that kind of theatrics after hitting any home run, I don’t care who you are. On top of that, it’s not like he hit the ball off of Mariano Rivera. He hit it off Brian Schlitter who was making his 4th ML appearance (and his 1st since being activated from the DL).
While I am sure Lopez just got caught up in the moment and truly isn’t a bad guy, I’m sure he realizes that he is due a fastball between the numbers on his back the next time the Cubs and Cardinals face off.