Last night during the Rockies game Troy Tulowitzki crushed a bomb…BOMB…to left center field. His blast landed on the railroad tracks in Minute Maid park and every time I see a home run land there I always think of Albert Pujols hitting his moon shot to about the same location against Brad Lidge in the playoffs a few years ago (has it been like six or seven years ago already?).
As Tulo entered the dugout to smiles and high-fives from his teammates I thought I saw a beer land on him, presumably from a fan. I was wrong. I tweeted this about Astros fans in general, and this hurts, I was wrong. I hate being wrong.
Classy #Astros fan dumps beer on Tulo as he enters the dugout. Stay classy Texas.
I was going to make a gif of that awful display of baseball by the Astros last night and wanted to get a picture of the beer being dumped on Tulo. I was wrong. It appears one of Tulo’s teammates actually threw sunflower seeds up in the air as part of the celebration of the HR. I made a gif of that, too.
I configured the gif to pause when the seeds are thrown and I think it was Dexter Fowler throwing the seeds (look for the hand above Jim Tracy’s hands when the gif pauses briefly).
So, sorry Astros fans, you didn’t throw a beer. I hate myself for having to apologize.
As for the Eric Young Jr gif, here it is. Great baseball on display from the Astros.
Either speed does kill or a team that commits four errors in one game will definitely compete for the worst record in baseball – as I predicted earlier this week.