Richie Shaffer became the third Rays rookie on the season to hit a home run for his first major league hit. In return, the Rays gave him the silent treatment, and Shaffer's reaction was absolutely perfect.
First the massive home run:
Now the amazing reaction in the dugout:
Baseball is fun, and sometimes we need reminding of this. Defense can only be entertaining for so long, and while Chris Archer has held the White Sox down well enough, my goodness is
ten eleven runs on the board nice to see.
If you're only here for the GIF, highly recommend watching the video for the always-awesome family celebration that accompanied Shaffer's longball.
The previous rookies to homer in their first hit were outfielder Mikie Mahtook and starting pitcher(!) Nathan Karns. Tonight, Shaffer became the eighth rookie in Rays history to do so.
His home run was the 39th on the season by a Rays rookie, also a club record.