Brewers Carlos Gomez Starts Brawl With Braves After Pimping HR (Video)
Thou shalt not pimp home runs.
I think that’s what the rule concerning home-run hitting etiquette in baseball would look like if it were an actual rule. In baseball, players hate getting shown up; too much celebrating after doing something awesome is frowned upon in the game’s culture and so we have incidents like the one that took place on Wednesday night between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers taking place.
In the top of the first inning, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez, smashed a home run into the seats off Braves pitcher Paul Maholm, then proceeded to admire his work followed by an icy stare down of his victim as he left the box, to the utter disgust of his opponents.
As Gomez rounded first base, Freddie Freeman started yelling at him, he yelled back, then as he got closer to home plate catcher Brian McCann, blocked his path and this happened. [Via Bleacher Report]