This Ballplayer Just Wants A High-Five Already

Mark DeRosa deserves better. posted on

Edwin Encarnacion will high-five Mark DeRosa.

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So will Colby Rasmus.

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Hey, the ol’ Two-for-One! Now that’s efficient high-fivin’!

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JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE INVITING HANDS.

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But then this happened last night when DeRosa tried to give Brandon Morrow an encouraging handslap.

What the hell, Brandon Morrow? Via mlb.mlb.com

On a related note, what the hell, Brett Cecil?

HE GOT A PITY HIGH-FIVE, OH, THE HUMILIATION. Via mlb.mlb.com

Finally, Cecil does right by his backup DH. (Not even first, but he eventually gets there.)

DeRosa may be all high-fives and team spirit on the outside, but he’s dying on the inside. He may never recover from this.

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He’s not the first player to suffer from left-hanging-itis. The hang can happen at any time. You could even be a National League MVP. NO ONE IS SAFE.

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Remember, Mark: There’s always another way.

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