When it comes to power hitters in Major League Baseball, few bring more pop than Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis.
The late bloomer emerged on the scene a few seasons ago and last season, went absolutely nuts crushing 53 home runs. Needless to say, he’s become well accustom to rounding the bases and returning to a dugout full of teammates ready to congratulate him on his bomb.
Well, except last night.
Recently returning from paternity leave, Davis hammered a shot over the wall but when he returned to the dugout, his teammates were nowhere to be found. Acting as if nothing had happened, the rest of the Orioles completely ignored Davis as he returned looking for some friendly love.
Not to be outdone, the quick thinking Davis turned the prank around, quickly giving out high fives and daps to all of his imaginary ghost teammates as his real teammates looked on, chuckling in the process.
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve seen a player get the silent treatment after a home run, though most just shrug it off when it happens, which eventually leads to their teammates piling on. Not Davis however, who wasn’t biting, turning the joke on the Orioles rather than himself.
Smooth move, CD. Smooth.