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Today in Fist Pumps: Puerto Rican Combo Package

Fist Pump

It’s a matter of record that competitive fist-pumping was an event at the inaugural Olympic games held in 776 BCE, and was a fixture of said games for over 400 years. The choice not to revive the event for the modern competition has been criticized by voices as diverse as Anglo-American philosopher Alfred North Whitehead and also singer-songwriter Sade, probably.

During the fifth inning, though, of their WBC victory on Sunday night over Japan, Puerto Rican batterymates Jose De La Torre and Yadier Molina made an important submission to the annals of the fist pump, executing this elaborate but also spirited maneuver following the strikeout of Japanese third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda.