Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Please Go Back To The High Five.

Enough is enough. Wasn't it bad enough that Kendry Morales is lost for the season with the Angels due to an over-the-top celebration of a game winning homer? No, now Chris Coghlan of the Florida Marlins has torn a meniscus cartilage in his left knee jumping up to pie face Wes Helms after a recent victory. What's next before these guys realize that what they are celebrating one victory out of a potential 162. I cringe when I see teams celebrating a victory on a random day as if they had just won Game 7 of the World Series. I can understand the wild celebration when the team wins their first division title since Ty Cobb played or after they win the league championship. I'm not saying to celebrate, but don't be so over-the-top that someone ends up hurt because of it.

To quote Vince Lombardi who stated to a running back after an overly exuberant display of celebration: Next time you make a touchdown, act like you've been there before. In the case of the Major Leaguers, Next time you hit a walk off, act like you've done it before. High fives work as well today as they did 20-years ago.

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