Enrique Hernandez Wore Banana Suit in Dugout on Dodgers President's Orders

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2015

via MLB.com

There was an unusual scene in the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout during Monday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, with Enrique "Kike" Hernandez morphing from a baseball player into a human banana.

Hernandez—who is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury—was spotted in the dugout in the 14th inning wearing a banana outfit. Questions should immediately start popping into your head.

Um, what? Whose idea was this? Why?

According to the player himself, via J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News, Hernandez was just following Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman's orders:

According to Hernandez, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spotted him in the 12th inning wearing the banana suit. Hernandez said “Andrew saw me and said, ‘you’ve got to go down there.’ I said, I’ll get fined. He said, ‘I’ll pay your fine.’

“Gotta do what the boss says.”

It sounds like Hernandez donned the banana suit on his own.

When Friedman saw it, he decided it'd be a fun idea to send Hernandez to the dugout like that. When a game reaches the 12th inning, a team has to take extreme measures to try to get a run and put an end to things.

Behind the "Rally Banana," the Dodgers walked off with a 5-4 victory in 14 innings. Hernandez celebrated the victory appropriately on Twitter:

Hernandez may have to keep breaking out the banana suit until the Dodgers lose.

[MLB.com, h/t HardballTalk]


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