On Wednesday night at Minute-Maid Park, the Nationals Gio Gonzalez hit his first career homerun off of the Astros Armando Galarraga. The previous batter, Kurt Suzuki, was hit by a pitch which resulted in a staredown and some comments on the way to first base.
The announcers didn't know the history between the two players, but it looked like Galarraga hit Suzuki on purpose instead of walking him in order to get to the Nationals pitcher. Well Gio came to the plate next and backed up his former teammate by jacking a no-doubter to left field.
After the homerun Gio entered the dugout and was mobbed by his teammates. The celebration also included one of the Nationals newest forms of celebration. First there were hugs & low tens, and now, the bubblegum shower!
This was not the first time that Gum rained down from the sky in the dugout. A week ago Nats Enquirer posted some screen grabs of Danny Espinosa getting showered with gum after a big homerun.
This looks to be a new thing! But who picks up all that gum?
FP Santangelo mistakenly called it popcorn, but it was clearly buckets of gum being dumped out.
I think Michael Morse is behind this, but I'm not 100% sure. Also is it Double Bubble? Or is It a Bucket of Big League Chew?