The Chicago White Sox are hoping to see the parrot riding Edwin Encarnacion’s shoulder a whole bunch this season as he rounds the base pads.
We are all just looking for a bit of fun in 2020 after everything we have been through. Well, Edwin Encarnacion is a guy who is capable of producing that type of fun for Chicago White Sox fans once the 60 game season gets going. He is a great power hitter and has been for a very long time and now he is going to be mashing home runs for our team.
Every time Encarnacion hits a home run in recent years, he trots around the base pads with his elbow up pretending to carry a pet parrot on the said elbow. It is one of the most unique things that you will see in any sport but now that he is on our team, we want to see as much of the parrot as possible.
It was confirmed on Thursday that the parrot would be making its way to the South Side this season in his first year with the White Sox. Someone asked him earlier if he was going to have the parrot and he believes it is still alive.
Well, the next day he would hit a home run in a practice game and his teammates got in on the fun. They yelled for him to throw up the parrot as he rounded the bases and he did. It is fun to see things like this happening because the more fun they have on the field, the easier it might be to win some games.
The White Sox players seem to genuinely enjoy this quirky little celebration that Encarnacion does every time he hits a dinger. The important thing for him is that he is able to fly the parrot a lot this season. The White Sox brought him in to be another big bat in the middle of their lineup so that some of the other core guys are better protected. They also haven’t had an above-average DH in a long time and this could be a short term answer. Encarnacion is a fun player to have for a variety of reasons and it is good to know Sox fans get to enjoy the parrot as well.