We are not sure why we never ran it (we blame DRG) as it has been sitting on the RAYSHEADS Facebook page for quite some time. But somebody put together a video in which they examine the history of the “Fist Bump”. Several members of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays make appearances in the clip, including Stuart Sternberg, Joe Maddon, Jonny Gomes and Carl Crawford who claims he wouldn’t be where he is today without the fist bump.
Also, Papa Joe explains to us how it went down the first time somebody tried to fist bump him…a story that we are sure most of us can relate to.
“Well the first time I was introduced to the fist bump, I didn’t really know what to do. He stuck his hand out to me and I didn’t know if he was going to hit me or if I was supposed to grab it or latch on to it.”
In Joe’s defense, they weren’t even doing the high-five when he was in school. Back then it was the kiss-on-each-cheek.