Nats can't even celebrate without risking injury

Brian Tinsman
May 05, 2019 - 8:18 pm
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The Washington Nationals need a new team sponsor for bubble wrap.

In the one shining moment of Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Nats could have lost the hottest hitter in the lineup to a celebration gone awry.

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Catcher Kurt Suzuki is on fire right now, slugging a home run in each game of the weekend series, including a game-tying blast on Saturday.

When he crushed another pitch on Sunday, he decided to join teammates in the dugout for a surfing celebration in which he was the surfer and they were the wave.

Little did he realize how slippery this wave might be. Midway through hanging 10, he found himself hitting the deck:

Fortunately, Suzuki took the fall laughing and hopped back up with the help of his teammates. No need for a trip to the injured list (yet).

Maybe this was a bit of karma sent from baseball traditionalists, discouraging the Nats from celebrating a solo home run in a game where they trailed 2-0 and went on to lose 7-1, in a season where they are five games back of the NL East division leaders on May 5.

Maybe it was just slippery in the dugout.

 

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