Hamilton, teammates tarp slide in Baltimore
What’s the perfect way to follow up one of the most historic nights in Major League Baseball history?
Tarp sliding, of course.
A night after Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with four home runs, eight RBI and an American League-record 18 total bases, the Texas Rangers outfielder had a little fun with his teammates at Camden Yards by sliding over the infield tarps after their game against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed.
Hamilton joined teammates Elvis Andrus, Michael Young, Yorvit Torrealba, Craig Gentry, Brandon Snyder and Robbie Ross in the slide.
This is the second straight season the Rangers have slid across the Camden Yards infield, also partaking in the fun last season during a rainout.
The Rangers took off from the outfield wall in left field and cruised head-first halfway across the tarp.
“It was kind of a lame slide,” Hamilton told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s best to just bolt right out of the dugout. Gave it too much buildup.”
Wednesday night’s game is being made up Thursday as part of a day-night doubleheader.