Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not used to this. He did not get his first home run of the 2014 season until his 245th at bat. This coming from a guy who has 158 career home runs.
So when he got back to the dugout and his teammates gave him the “silent treatment”, he improvised.
I can’t say that I have ever seen anyone celebrate a home run with sunflower seeds before, but it definitely provided a nice laugh.
This could be something for you to try the next time your teammates give you the silent treatment after a home run. However, it is not recommended for use on significant others for silent treatment.
Hardy’s home run was part of a four home run onslaught against the Yankees in the 6-1 Orioles win.
Nelson Cruz hit his major league leading 23rd home run after a Jones walk in the fourth inning to put the Birds up 3-0 on Nuno.
Steven Pearce added another two run shot in the fifth inning, also off of Nuno, to put Baltimore up 5-1.
Then it was Hardy’s turn. His solo shot came off of Jose Ramirez with one out in the eighth.
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