What is the deal with the pictures of potatoes in the Hogpen?
Taters are homers in baseball slang.
Big flies. Dingers.
Lots of ways to describe home runs.
Bubba & Phil couldn’t figure out the tater thing last week. It was funny
I balked first time I saw it. Then was mad it myself for not getting it. Duh.
I have read that the potato signs actually originated when Carson Shaddy was here. A guy in the bullpen apparently thought his name sounded Irish, and he made a comment relating to Shaddy needing to get a hit to get his taters, or something like that. Shaddy had a good game with some hits, and so apparently the potato signs have continued, even after Shaddy left, although I hadn’t noticed them until people started talking about them this weekend.
I was in Fayetteville for the first 2 games this past weekend. Heard more than one refer to Welch as 'Charlie Tater" so i figured it was a sign for him…although “others may apply”.
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