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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

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Ian Hunter

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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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12 Comments

  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 🙂
    thanks!!

  9. Ian - BJH

    July 1, 2011 - 1:35 pm

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

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