Dan 'Huggla' rescues teammate Clint Robinson from silent treatment after first MLB homer
Eight years after getting drafted by the Kansas City Royals, journeyman/utilityman Clint Robinson finally smacked his first MLB home run with a shot to the second deck in Milwaukee on Thursday.
“It felt great,” Robinson said of the homer. “Everything you dream of.”
Robinson probably won't ever forget the hug, either. Veteran NL East second baseman Dan "Huggla" has had his struggles at the plate over the past few years but he continues to excel at hugging.
"He's just a big bicep teddy bear," reliever Aaron Barrett said in May. Grinning, Barrett added: "The hugs are fantastic. I love it. It's very comforting."
A number of Nationals injuries, including one to Ryan Zimmerman who just hit the disabled list due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot, should afford Robinson some more at-bats.