It isn’t enough for teams to celebrate home runs with high fives, fist bumps, chest bumps, head pats, butt touches, forearm bashes, elaborate handshakes, dances, points-to-heaven, blown kisses to the camera and pies to the face anymore. Now they need bubble machines.
The Dodgers – I’m assuming this has been going on for awhile and I’m just waking up to it – have installed a tiny bubble machine in their dugout so when someone hits a home run they can transform the dugout into a magical dream land.
Does a fairy princess come out of the tunnel too? Give me a break with the bubbles! It’s a dugout, not Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Vin Scully sounds mildly amused by the bubble machine in the clip, but deep down you know he has to find the whole thing stupid. Bubbles. BUBBLES???
Are you a major league baseball team or a bunch of second graders at a birthday party? Is there a clown too? Do you want a nice pink birthday cake?
What’s wrong with a good old-fashioned manly home run celebration crotch tap? Nothing.