GIF: Fielder and Cabrera’s Elaborate Handshake

I see six distinctive steps. I just don’t know what two of them are:

1. Five, down low.
2. Backhand five, also down low. Convenient, since their hands are already down there.
3. Lean back, hands in the air, feign surprise; like when you run into an old friend, or are the recipient of some good news.
4. ?
5. ?
6. Forty-four million dollar hug.

At first, I thought steps four and five had something to do with cooking. Salt and pepper? I don’t know, I was hungry. Then, for some reason, I thought about drugs. But, again, I’m not sure. You tell me: What the hell are they doing?

H/T: Thanks for the hot GIF, Beneath This Graveyard Western Sky.

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  1. OtherSuccesses says:

    Taffy pull?

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  2. Dr. Feelgood says:

    I have no idea. It’s intense though.

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  3. bc says:

    4&5: They are reenacting the parable of Androcles and the lion. Fielder pulls a sliver from Miggy’s paw and then drops it into his hand. Miggy hugs Fielder in thanks. He will not eat Fielder.

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  4. DD says:

    I think they are co-rolling a dolla bill.

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  5. MC says:

    4. Hey man, do you got four quarters? Here’s a buck.
    5. Oh yeah, I sure do. Here you are good sir. *coin sounds*

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  6. Toasty says:

    I feel like I’m watching an interaction between two Sims.

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  7. Patrick says:

    Sprinkling the magic dust between themselves for magic bats?

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  8. Succesful_troll says:

    …Maybe its just society?

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  9. Guy says:

    They’re trading lemon and sugar to make lemonade, obviously.
    Everyone knows Cabrera’s sour disposition mixes perfectly with Fielder’s sweet personality to make the world’s greatest lemonade.
    When life gives you lemons, you pay $214 million over 9 years to get some of that sugar.

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  10. EMD says:

    Can’t wait to see what they concoct when they get over .500.

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  11. dan says:

    4&5, I’m pretty sure, are them exchanging “the weasel”shake ala Pauly Shore.

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  12. Tim says:

    4 & 5 could be “Feed the chicken”.

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  13. Michael J. WIlson says:

    They are sprinkling magic home run dust.

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  14. BobN says:

    The “sprinkle.” It’s “give me some of your stuff, I’ll give you some of my stuff.” Like sharing the greatness, or something.

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  15. Barb says:

    The congratulatory gesture “Feed the Birds” is meant to by synonymous with a high-five or a handshake or that thing when people wiggle their fingers from one hand at each other.

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  16. cferg says:

    It’s the magic sauce!!!

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