It seems like almost every year now, the Milwaukee Brewers have some sort of celebration they do after every base hit. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to find what it will be. It appears the Brewers have found it for 2021.
For the past several years, the Brewers have been a franchise known for having fun out on the field. It’s a reputation that has spread across baseball, and players have taken notice of that.
It seems as if every successful Brewers team in recent memory has had one of these celebrations. Now, in 2021, as the Brewers have gone on a three game winning streak and try to put themselves back on track, a new celebration has emerged.
“The Tiger”, or Beast Mode 2.0, is the Brewers new base hit celebration and brings a little nostalgia as well.
This celebration was the brainchild of Manny Pina.
Pina, the longest tenured Brewers player, made the claw motion in the clubhouse in Kansas City and said “I am the tiger”. Naturally, the entire clubhouse enjoyed it, and they’ve taken it and run with it. That’s typically how these kinds of things start, an inside joke in the clubhouse that they bring to the field and fans just fall in love with it and it becomes a thing.
The Tiger celebration is still in the early stages, but will become a more popular thing as the season goes on and players use it more often. How do I know? Because that’s what happened with the entire recent history of Brewers base hit celebrations. Let’s run them down.