Juan Soto may not be back in the Nationals lineup yet, but he is certainly happy to be back in the dugout.
In fact, so much so he decided to jump on top of it during Tuesday’s game against the Mets.
The 21-year-old phenom – who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list earlier in the day – celebrated teammate Josh Harrison’s second inning home run against the Mets by climbing atop the home dugout and doing a little dance.
It was certainly the creativity needed with baseball being played with no fans in the stands and social distancing guidelines making group celebrations a bit more difficult.
The Nationals are no strangers to coming up with their own personal celebrations, either.
An inning earlier, they revived last year’s “clutch and drive” celebration for Howie Kendrick home runs after the World Series hero went deep for the first time this season.
Perhaps Soto’s dugout dance will be a recurring celebration for Harrison dingers – although once he’s in the lineup he may be too busy to get back up there.
Regardless, Soto is bringing the creativity and joy desperately needed for this MLB season.