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- 1 First, if you absolutely crush the baseball, there’s no need to get rid of the bat right away. Stand at the plate and hold it for a beat. Look at your teammates and give them a shout.
- 2 OK, go ahead and toss or flip – your choice – that bat and yell at your teammates in the dugout.
- 3 When the yelling’s done, give your teammates a fist pump and a point into the dugout. Finger guns would be too much here, so just stick with the point.
- 4 As you round second and third, grab the bill of your helmet. Correa has been doing this ever since his rookie season.
- 5 Don’t leave out your third-base coach Omar Lopez, who also managed Correa when the Astros star was an 18-year-old at Class A Quad Cities.
- 6 When you finally get to the plate, look up and throw both arms to the heavens.
- 7 On the way to the dugout, nail your pre-planned high fives with teammates, including Yuli Gurriel, who usually hits right after Correa, and gets a double handshake and a chest bump after Correa’s home runs.
- 8 Then, the special pre-planned celebration with Alex Bregman, who gets a hand slap, a salute and then something similar to the Bash Brothers that is more like a bicep bash.
- 9 When you get to Martin Maldonado, he gets a similar celebration as Bregman, except that bicep bash ends with the vintage Correa “I Can’t Hear You” pose.
Carlos Correa already has hit four home runs in the Astros’ five playoff games this postseason, and each one has come with a show as he’s rounded the bases.