Major League Baseball is back.
Yes, the new season is underway, but some new rules put in place ahead of the 2023 season have sparked MLB’s comeback. Play time has decreased, ratings have increased, and there is more real excitement to baseball than it has in years past.
What else is there to be excited about when baseball is back?
New bomb shelter celebration.
From inflatable dumbbells to samurai helmets and more, here are some of the best celebrations of the young season.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ home run sword
Might happen some Things Pittsburgh. The Buccaneers are 7-5 through the first 12 games of the season, one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NFC Central. Sure, it’s early in the season, but like Ji Hwan Bae’s home run against the Houston Astros a few nights ago, it seems like something special is going on with the Buccaneers :
What else is special?
Their home run sword.
That’s right, the Pirates are leaning in their name and showcasing a sword this season:
As you might imagine, every celebration has an origin story, and here’s Pittsburgh’s:
Los Angeles Angels Samurai Helmet
Thanks to Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, the Angels are still One of the most fascinating teams. If only to keep up with our unofficial “tungsten arm” O’Doyle Tracker.
Another reason to watch LA this season?
Their samurai helmets:
Ohtani reportedly picked out the helmet and wore it recently:
Cincinnati Reds Viking Tribute
Anyone who follows my work knows my love for Viking legends. I’m currently playing another game of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so I can run around and channel my inner Ragnar Lothbrok.
Well, the Cincinnati Reds go one step further with a Vikings-inspired celebration :
Robe and helmet? inspired. Try to avoid any blood eagle-inspired celebrations.
Just, please don’t Google near any mealtimes, and don’t research that in work. You have been warned, friends.
Sometimes the best celebrations are in honor of teammates. That’s been the case with the Red Sox this season. Last year’s laundry cart celebration? That was yesterday’s news.
Instead, the Red Sox are shaking some inflatable dumbbells This year, and for good reason:
Teammate Yoshida Masataka, nicknamed the macho. During a game in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes, Yoshida used the villager’s “manliness” as his walk music, and dumbbells appeared on video screens:
There are even some Yoshida tribute videos set to “Macho”.
Now they’re part of the bomb shelter festivities .
Of course, this may be overkill Yeah, but the Brewers celebrating a home run with a cheesehead is perfect let alone :
Of course, the Brewers could bet their ownership on the cheesehead instead of the Green Bay Packers. After all, Cheesehead first appeared at a Brewers game :
The bright yellow foam piece on the fan’s head usually indicates a Packer supporter, but the Cheesehead actually made his Brewers game debut.
The legend of Cheesehead started in 1987 when Ralph Bruno was supposed to help his mother Reupholstering a sofa in her South Milwaukee home. When he took the sofa apart, he took out the foam inside and thought it looked like cheese.
He took that foam, cut it into triangles, and burned holes in it . He sprayed it yellow and the first Cheesehead was born.
Bruno didn’t expect him to have an idea What would spawn not just a legend frenzy, but a home run celebration decades later.
Atlanta Braves Big Hat
The world has changed since Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson showed up in the locker room this fall wearing a big hat.
Over the months, big names have appeared in many places. We’ve seen them worn by Jalen Carter late in the season, Joe Milton after leading Tennessee to the Orange Bowl, and they’ve even been trackside at F1 races.
They have now reached the bomb shelter in Atlanta :
As our very own James Dator wrote after Robinson first showed up with a BIG HAT, it’s a BIG HAT world and we all Live in it.
including the Atlanta Braves.
Whatever happened to Baltimore
This pains me as a Red Sox fan, but Baltimore might Something magical happened to the Orioles this season and beyond.
The Orioles started the season 6-6, one game ahead of Boston in the AL East and six games behind the 12-0 Tampa Bay Rays. But Birdland’s future looks bright. Baltimore has a lot of young talent like Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and Gunnar Henderson. Rodriguez was quick to join the team this year through the Orioles’ farm system, while Luchman and Henderson both spent significant time at the big club a season ago.
But forget what happened on the field.
We need to talk about the celebration.
First up is the “Sprinkler” celebration, presented by Austin Hays in a double room:
only This one item is enough to make this list. But wait! there are more.
such as Toho.
The Orioles have used a few different names for the celebration, such as “Hydration Station” or “Homer Hose.” But my friends, it is Dongfeng, and in my heart, it will always be Dongfeng.
and it’s glorious.
As mentioned, we will update throughout the season if new celebrations come up.
We’re glad we decided to keep this post because…the Sailors had a home run trident Look, we’re not kidding. It certainly deserves all caps. Look at the glory of this trident: