Christian Yelich’s Brewers teammates have great reaction to his first hit at camp (Video)

Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Brewers are having fun at the old ballpark.

Christian Yelich is a former NL MVP and a certified superstar, but the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder got the rookie treatment at summer camp.

After Yelich got his first hit of summer camp, his Brewers teammates gave him the rookie treatment as if he just got his first MLB hit and it was a funny way to poke fun at their teammate while also having some good-natured fun.

Yelich’s teammates were calling for the ball to return to the dugout, which is a common gesture you’ll see when a player gets his first MLB hit or home run. Of course, Yelich is no rookie, but in these trying times, you have to have a little fun and this is just what the Brewers are doing here.

Christian Yelich gets good-natured ribbing from Brewers teammates.

It’s easy to forget that professional athletes are human beings too. Yelich and his Brewers teammates have been dealing with the real-world impact of the coronavirus pandemic that’s continuing to hit the United States disproportionately compared to the rest of the world. The Brewers lose the first four months of their season, saw their minor league colleagues have their entire season canceled and a farce of a 60-game schedule instituted as MLB owners try to recoup some of their losses at the risk of the health of the players and coaches.

So for the Brewers to bring some levity and light-heartedness to the field, it’s a much-needed respite from the daily brow-beating of bad news we’ve all been subjected to for the last several months.

The Brewers are hopeful Yelich’s big bat will be able to lead the team to the top of the NL Central or at least earn a postseason big to have a chance to win a World Series.

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