Astros manager warns Carlos Correa: No more celebratory tackles
When your team’s best player is 5'6", 165 pounds, it’s probably a good idea to protect him from your hyperactive 220-pound rookie.
On Sunday, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a walk-off single to beat the Tigers and Carlos Correa celebrated by wrestling him to the ground with a linebacker-like tackle. Correa explained that he was just having fun, but as the Houston Chronicle describes, manager A.J. Hinch didn’t see it that way.
“You’re about to give me a heart attack to see those two rolling around on the field,” Hinch said. “It was pretty good form, but we have to find a different way.”
Hinch didn’t see Correa’s tackle until he watched a replay.
“I love the win,” Hinch said. “Love the walk-off. The rolling around, it’s got to be replaced. What happened to the high-five? We all laughed it off since nobody got hurt.”
Hey, it could have been worse. Evan Gattis weighs 260 pounds.
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