Octavio Dotel Celebrates Edwin Encarnacion’s Home Run


If you caught Saturday’s Blue Jays game against the Cardinals, you likely witnessed one of the funniest things that has happened during a Blue Jays game in a very long time.

Octavio Dotel must be the captain of Edwin Encarnacion’s one-man cheerleading team, because he danced in celebration when EE hit a home run into the visitor’s bullpen in left field.


Don’t ask me what inclined me to do this, but I mashed the replay of the home run together with the infamous home run scene from “The Natural”. Surprisingly, it actually works well together!

First, Edwin Encarnacion hits a home run with Ricky Romero’s bat. Now he hits one after his teammate Octavio Dotel celebrates in the bullpen. Encarnacion must have asked the bat boy to pick him out a winner.

If you like, check out the original video below and trust me when I say that even two days later, Dotel’s reaction is as priceless as it is hilarious.

Hat tip to Dave for helping me fetch the video

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.



  1. Roy

    June 27, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Something needs to be GIF'ed. Pronto.

  2. QJays

    June 27, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Excellent work

  3. Ian - BJH

    June 27, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    QJays, thanks! 'Twas a labour of love.

  4. emily

    June 28, 2011 - 5:03 am

    one word… EPIC

  5. Ian - BJH

    June 28, 2011 - 5:15 am

    Emily, judging by Octavio Dotel's reaction, that just might be the most important home run of Edwin Encarnacion's career. Orrrrr the most unimportant.

  6. Nav

    June 28, 2011 - 5:50 am

    Thank you, Ian.

  7. Ian - BJH

    June 28, 2011 - 5:52 am

    Nav, don't thank me … thank Octavio Dotel.

  8. Ryan

    July 1, 2011 - 5:51 am

    Awesome video – made my day 🙂

  9. Ian - BJH

    July 1, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Ryan, thanks for watching – I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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