One of 2013's great moments came when Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez robbed the Reds' Joey Votto of a go-ahead homer in the bottom of the ninth, giving Milwaukee the win. Gomez sized it up perfectly, leading to the most incredulous reaction Votto was capable of pouring out of him.
On Thursday night, Gomez robbed Votto of another homer.
He got back there just in time, unlike last year when he was coiled and waiting to pounce for quite some time, but the result was the same. It was in the bottom of the first, so tensions were not quite so high, giving Gomez and Votto room to have fun with the sequel.
Votto has partaken in the occasional bat flip or pimped homer (in fact, he was admiring the shot Gomez caught last year), so he knows quality showmanship when he sees it, and is more amused than anything by Gomez's catch and post-catch antics.
The "Twice?! Bah" reaction makes this whole thing, especially since they're playing off of each other. It's a lot less sad than last year's reaction, too:
If Gomez does this again, I hope Votto just runs out to center to shake his hand.