Watch Team Nicaragua’s cowboy hat home run celebration

Home runs are fun, especially when you hit one for your entire country

October 1st, 2022

There have been many fantastic home run celebrations in World Baseball Classic history. Wladimir Balentien deserves his very own category. And who could forget Team Italy’s Kiss back in 2013?

And now, there’s a new one to add to the list: After Melvin Novoa hit a moonshot home run down the left-field line to tie things up against Team Brazil on Saturday, his Nicaraguan teammates knew what to do.

It wasn’t enough for Nicaragua, though, one of the pool favorites — as they lost to Brazil, 4-1.

Who does it better?

It wasn’t enough for Nicaragua, though, one of the pool favorites — as they lost to Brazil, 4-1.