Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis belted his eighth home run of the season on Thursday night — a solo shot that gave the O’s a 5-2 lead over the Texas Rangers in the fifth. For whatever reason, his teammates decided to treat him like a rookie when he returned to the dugout.
None of the Orioles players or coaches left their seats or looked at Davis. The 2013 American League home run king took the prank in stride, handing out imaginary high-fives and hugs as he walked down the steps into the dugout.
The dugout silent treatment is one of the oldest tricks in the book after a player hits his first career MLB homer. I’m not sure what Davis did to deserve it, but we’re glad the O’s gave it to him.
GIF via The Big Lead