Nothing seems to bite someone in the ass more than showboating a little too early. From Leon Lett taunting before making it into the end zone to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson letting go of the football before crossing into the end zone, it seems to backfire.
Especially when the game isn’t over, and instead your taunt is motivating the other team to make a late game rally. That is what happened to Mariners closer Fernando Rodney. After picking up a save, he mimics taking an arrow out of a quiver and firing it.
Against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, he pulled out the arrow at the end of the eighth inning and fired it towards the Angels’ dugout. The game wasn’t over, and a pissed off Angels team took to the field to try and steal the win.
Down one run in the bottom of the ninth inning, Albert Pujols hit a double down the first base line and Mike Trout sprinted around the bases to slid into home to tie the game. Afterwards both Pujols and Trout mocked his arrow celebration.
The Angels scored again in the 9th inning to take the win.