A’s Gelof gets silent treatment after first career homer appeared first on NBC Sports Bay Area
Athletics rookie Zack Gelof had a memorable night against the Houston Astros on Saturday.
And his teammates couldn’t have cared less … at first.
With Oakland leading the Astros 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Gelof blasted his first career home run against Houston pitcher Ryne Stanek.
As soon as the 23-year-old returned to the dugout, his teammates refused to accept him. Gelof received the silent treatment, a fun tradition teams participate in after a rookie hits his first career homer.
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After a few seconds, Gelof’s teammates all congratulated him on what could be the first of many long balls.
“Someone went up to give me a high five and then got yelled at or given the side eye,” Gelof told Brodie Brazil and Dave Stewart on “A’s Postgame Live.” “Everyone gave me the silent treatment, but I ended up cheering. It was great, just a lot of fun.”
Perspective no. The A’s 3 made his debut alongside fellow starter Tyler Soderstrom on July 14. Soderstrom has yet to make it to the big leagues, but rest assured when he does, Gelof and the rest of his teammates will give him the same treatment.