The last player to hit four home runs in a single game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Shawn Green, happened to be in attendance Monday night at Dodger Stadium. He almost saw Juan Uribe join him in that elite club.
Green hit four homers in 2002, making him one of only 16 players in MLB history to accomplish the feat. And while he looked on, Juan Uribe led a six home-run barrage for the Dodgers, who routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1. Uribe fell one short of four, knocking three over the Dodger Stadium fence. With a chance at a fourth before him in the seventh inning, Uribe singled. It scored a run, though, giving Uribe a 4-for-4 day with four RBIs and three runs scored.
Given that he'd only hit seven home runs all season before this, this was quite the accomplishment for Uribe, 34. Afterward, he told Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times:
“That's something you never forget,” Uribe said. “That made me emotional. For me, that was huge.”
After the game, however, keen onlookers weren't just talking about Uribe's homers, but also his headwear. Take note of the cap with the gold marijuana leaf in his locker.
Whats up with Uribe's hat withe Bud Leaf on it... Juan Uribe is a Stoner!!!! Love him ever more now... pic.twitter.com/DDtoSYW6YQ
— Jordy Towers (@jordytowers) September 10, 2013
Big League Stew was unable to confirm whether Uribe's post-game food order went something like what you see below. But after three homers, we say we can have as many Funyuns as he wants.