It was a wild night out in Cleveland, as the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians went at it in game four of their five-game set at Progressive Field.
The game was full of twists and turns, but the Guardians ultimately came out on top, winning the game with a four-spot in the bottom of the 10th inning, capped off by Josh Naylor‘s walk-off home run.
Naylor is known to go a little insane during big moments.
For example, after a huge home run in Chicago earlier this season, Naylor was so excited that he tossed his helmet down the tunnel upon returning to the dugout.
Last night, Naylor threw his helmet again, but the good thing is that manager Terry Francona came prepared for it, wearing a helmet of his own, as shown in the video below.
Josh Naylor was HYPED after his walk-off homer 😳 pic.twitter.com/KqHRY8liGm
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 30, 2022
Tito Comes Prepared
Naylor went crazy again last night.
Luckily, Francona was prepared for it and had a helmet on to protect him from the playful headbutt.
But it’s always fun to see a guy go crazy after a walk-off.
It was smart of Francona to protect himself with that helmet.
It’s good that he came prepared.
As we know, Naylor can go a little insane during celebrations, but Francona clearly learned something from the last one, that protection is required after Naylor comes up clutch.
He wasn’t taking any chances.
And after his postgame interview was over, Francona gave the media an indication of what was to come next.
“I’ve gotta go ice my neck,” Francona said jokingly.
We can only hope his neck feels nice and refreshed, just in case Naylor decides to headbutt him again.
But kudos to Tito for coming prepared.