Wednesday, August 5

Rays Richie Shaffer Gets Ignored After Hitting First Home Run, Has Terrific Reaction To It

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Richie Shaffer got his first career hit Tuesday night against the White Sox. It just so happened to be a home run. Way to go, rook.

Of course, as per rookie hazing rules, the rest of the team completely ignores him when he returns to the dugout. Fortunately, Shaffer has some quick wit about him. He gives some faux high fives, points to a guy and says yeah, hugs an imaginary teammate, and generally just earns some good will among fans. Hopefully this is the first of many home runs in a long career.