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Fernando Rodney pulls giant plantain from pants during World Baseball Classic intros

Kevin Kaduk
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Is that a plantain in your pocket or are you just happy to be in the WBC? (Screencap via @rj_reilly)

SAN FRANCISCO — No, that headline isn't a euphemism for something far dirtier. Fernando Rodney actually pulled out a giant plantain and brandished it like a gun during the introductions for Monday's World Baseball Classic semifinal between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands. Why? Well, we have no idea, really.

But props to Rodney for knowing one of the essential truths of comedy: A random banana — or in this case, plantain —will always generate a laugh. Indeed, Rodney's teammates couldn't contain their smiles after his big reveal.

What's more, it's also a great way to get everyone to stop talking about your crooked cap.

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