WATCH: Florida Gators star Jac Caglianone hits a grand slam, follows it up with a legendary ‘celebration’ in win over Georgia
University of Florida baseball player Jac Caglianone led the Gators to a big win against their SEC rival Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday, while completely mocking the umpire crew in the process.
At the start of the season, the NCAA instructed umpires to limit player celebrations. On Sunday, the home plate umpire tossed Florida pitcher Brandon Neely in the top of the eighth inning after he struck out a Georgia batter and celebrated in the direction of the Bulldog’s dugout.
Florida Gators pitcher Brandon Neely ejected for flexing after striking out Georgia batter
I certainly didn’t think that was a big deal at all. Neely just struck out the batter to hold a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning but of course, the umpire didn’t like it, ejecting him from the game.
That caused the fans in attendance to shower the umpire with a healthy dose of boos, while the Gators went up to bat, leading to a Jac Caglianone grand slam to give Florida a commanding 11-4 lead, basically putting the game away.
To make sure that he didn’t suffer the same fate as Neely, Caglianone decided to walk into the dugout like a zombie robot, barely even acknowledging his teammates.
Jac Caglianone responds next inning with a legendary “celebration”
Love to see it. College baseball was complete chaos last year and really, got me watching on a nightly basis whenever a game was on national television. The fact that the NCAA and umpires want to limit celebrations is beyond stupid, but at least Jac Caglianone has found a way around…for now.
Caglianone went 2-for-4 from the plate with seven RBI. He leads the nation in home runs.