The Los Angeles Angels fell victim to reliever Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning of Sunday’s home tilt against the Seattle Mariners. Not only did Rodney get the last outs of the inning, but he hit them with his trademark ‘bow and arrow’ celebration after a flyout ended the eighth inning.
Unfortunately for Rodney, there are nine innings in an MLB game and the Angels used that final inning to rub Rodney’s own celebration in his face.
The video below contains all the celebrating you need to see from this game.
First there’s Rodney’s original volley sent toward the LA dugout after the final out in the eighth inning, then there’s a return sent by Albert Pujols after he knocked in Mike Trout for the game-tying run.
Trout, of course, got in on the action as well.
“He woke up our dugout,” Grant Green said after the game. “At the time, we were hitting well in the game but we didn’t really have that key hit. He did it at the wrong time with Trout, Pujols and Josh [Hamilton] coming up.”
Rodney has a history with the Angels, having played for the team in two seasons, albeit not a very good one. “That was for the fans, because they booed me,” said Rodney, in reference to the arrows.
Green’s RBI single scored Josh Hamilton for the walk-off winner in the bottom of the ninth inning. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but in the case of the LA Angels, you can always throw them back, too.
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