Orbit and Jose Bautista Play With Dolls — Wait, What?
UPDATED WITH VIDEO: SEE BELOW
Houston, TX – August 2, 2014 — That is really what happened before Saturday night’s Astros-Blue Jays game. Yes, the Astros won 8-2 in a game filled with insanity, home-run robbery, Altuve hustling home from first after two errors, home runs (by Castro and Carter), an inside-the-park home run for Jon Singleton and even an open roof in August (the roof was open in August for the first time since August 6, 2004). But one of the most entertaining highlights took place off the field before the game. When Orbit and Jose Bautista played with dolls. Really. Stay with me here as I bring you through the hilarious sequence of events.
Here’s what happened:
1. Orbit steals a doll of himself and a Bautista doll from a fan. Orbit proceeds to play with both dolls. It seems harmless enough.
2. While Bautista is doing his pre-game stretching, Orbit makes the Bautista doll stretch too.
3. But the playful bit takes a dark turn when Orbit makes his Orbit doll attack the Bautista doll.
4. Bautista sees both dolls and takes them and puts his doll on top of the Orbit doll.
5. Bautista then counts the Orbit doll out wrestling style 1-2-3
…and then signals that the Orbit doll is out!
6. After Bautista runs off, Orbit tries CPR on his Orbit doll.
7. It appears to be too late for the Orbit doll. R.I.P. Orbit takes a moment to remember his special friend.
8. Bautista sees Orbit mourning his friend and grabs two baseballs to use as a defibrillator…
…could this work? Can baseballs be used as defibrillators? YES. After a few tries, the Orbit doll comes back to life! Bautista is a miracle worker!
9. With the Orbit doll successfully revived, Bautista headed back to his pre-game warm-ups. Orbit chased down the Blue Jays slugger and had him sign the doll. Orbit returned the doll to the very happy fan.
UPDATED: Now we’ve got video of the entire event. It is tremendous. Trust me.
Yes, we know Orbit is the best mascot in MLB. And a big thank you to Jose Bautista for playing along and being such a good sport.
All photos courtesy of Ryan Cantrell, MLB Real-Time Correspondent and Richard Tapia, Houston Astros.