Whoever the Dodgers fan in the Hawaiian shirt was at Game 5, you can guarantee you’ll see him again someday.
Though each World Series participant can be buoyed by any number of heroes in a short series, Victor Gonzalez, Blake Treinen and the middle-aged man wearing a Hawaiian shirt doing a Degeneration X crotch chop to celebrate the end of the eighth inning truly stood out.
Yes, the on-field play faded into the background briefly on Sunday night when a hero emerged from the stands. What are the odds that with such limited attendance in Arlington, of all places, a national television audience would still be introduced to an all-time iconic Dodgers fan?
Unable to contain himself following Gonzalez’s final out of a tense eighth inning, this Parrothead dropping the, “Suck it!” on the Tampa Bay Rays is now a Hall of Famer. Drop the five-year waiting period.
Immediate motion to replace all the cut-outs at Dodger Stadium with rows and rows of the “Suck it!” guy? This fella just replaced David Wallace as America’s most iconic “Suck it!” enthusiast.
But who among us at home wasn’t feeling the exact same way about the extremely pivotal out that had just been recorded here? Let he who didn’t crotch-chop repeatedly cast the first stone.
We knew having fans at the World Series would be kind of a disaster — after all, masks are “required” and yet they’re … not visible in this shot whatsoever, which was a pretty normal occurrence last night! Despite the significant issues here, at least the crowd has been energetic throughout, and super energetic for a few Hawaiian shirt-infused minutes at the tail end of Sunday’s game.
The Dodgers still have one more all-important win to secure, so we’d advise you all to be extra careful before you celebrate like the legend above.
Slice a CBD gummy in half before Game 6 and just mellow out a bit. Leave the crotch-chops to this star in the making.