The Cleveland Guardians have had more than their fair share of young players making their Major League debuts in 2022.
Many of these young players have stuck around and have experienced the unforgettable moment of picking up their first Major League hit.
Every time a player picks up their first hit, Rosario and Ramirez collect the baseball, but fake throw it into the crowd before giving it to the authenticator.
Every time a Guardians player collects his first career big-league hit, José Ramírez and Amed Rosario stand outside the dugout to corral the souvenir and then pretend to throw it in the crowd before handing it off to an authenticator.
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) August 10, 2022
Hazing The Rookies
There’s always a way to have fun in baseball.
Whether it’s doing dugout dances, flipping the bat, or even pulling a prank on the authenticator every time a player gets his first big-league hit, there’s always something players can do to stay loose.
This is a fun way to celebrate a young player’s accomplishment, while also messing around with him and the authenticator a little bit.
Of course, the main reasons that teams keep the ball that a player hits for his first big-league hit is so it can be authenticated and so that player can have a little keepsake.
Ramirez and Rosario are having a little fun by pranking the rookie who picks up his first hit and the authenticator.
It’s a nice way of hazing the rookies after they have their first big moment and it’s a good way to stay loose in the dugout, even in the midst of the competition.
The Guardians have had several players make their big-league debuts this season and by extension, pick up their first hits.
Who will be next is unknown, but we can be sure that Ramirez and Rosario will pull their famous prank.