Andrew Lambo gives backwards Z sign after first career hit
Andrew Lambo got called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates to make his Major League debut this week, and the youngster still has a lot to learn.
Lambo, who led the minor leagues with 31 home runs this season (14 in Double-A and 17 in Triple-A), smacked his first career hit on Thursday. The 25-year-old outfielder crushed an RBI double to right-center in the fifth inning of the Pirates’ 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. After settling in at second, Lambo tried to give the “Z” sign to the dugout, which is a symbol the Pirates give each other after recording extra-base hits. Unfortunately, since this was the first time Lambo got an extra-base hit with the Pirates, he gave a backwards version of the sign (Starling Marte is seen at right doing the correct version).
The Pirates have been giving each other the “Z” sign since last year. If the Z sign looks familiar, it’s because the team got it from the Zoltan scene in the movie, “Dude, Where’s my Car?”
I’m sure the Pirates will set Lambo straight.
You can watch the Zoltan cult scene below:
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