Ben and Sam discuss the evolution and future of on-field celebrations, then pick the players they'd most want to appear in the Home Run Derby.
Chronicling the decline and fall of the subdued on-field celebration.
A few weeks ago, the Astros played an intrasquad game against a pitching machine. The winner got banana splits. One team won*, and when those players won they did this:
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October 29, 2012 5:27 am
Chronicling this October's post-series rejoicing.
When we think about series-winning celebrations, we usually think about the dogpile on the mound or, in the case of a walk-off, the tackle-the-guy-who-got-the-hit-and/or-scored-the-winning-run. Like the history of baseball itself, the history of post-game celebrations is one of evolution. As society has changed, celebrations have become livelier. For example, here is a picture of the winners of the first-ever World Series, the Boston Americans, after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903.