Hank Conger is not the most important player in the Astros' postseason run. As Houston's backup catcher, he hasn't yet had an at-bat, and he might not no matter how far the team goes as it opts to start Jason Castro behind the plate.
However, he is certainly the most fun player to watch perhaps in the entire postseason. Because every time the Astros hit a home run, Conger is dedicated to celebrating in the dugout by doing the robot dance from Chappelle's Show.
Here he is after Carlos Correa's second homer in Monday afternoon's Game 4:
I want to hang out with @PandaCrusher35 for the dance moves alone pic.twitter.com/cE29nq7cLY— Justin Crawford (@fjcrawford) October 12, 2015
The best thing about Conger's dancing is he really captures the spirit of the Chappelle robot. It's never the main theme of the party or the skit, but if you look closely, you can find him, and then it becomes more important than everything else. I can no longer watch Astros games for the Astros games, I only watch them to see other Astros homer so I can see Conger dance.
Here it was after Chris Carter's Game 3 dinger:
You may remember Conger from his WHAT ARE THOOOOOOSE to an ESPN anchor, but that was just a one-time thing. This is every homer. Here he is after Colby Rasmus' Game 2 dinger:
After a Colby Rasmus homer on Oct. 3:
Hank Conger is my spirit animal #Astros https://t.co/l5ELpORp4G— Ryan Dunsmore (@d_more55) October 4, 2015
After a Carter homer on Oct. 1:
.@PandaCrusher35 rocking the robot after Carter's BOMB, a la Chappelle's Show. pic.twitter.com/Wc1utnOIv8— Jon Bostick (@JonBostick) October 1, 2015
He celebrated the Astros' Wild Card victory with a robot dance, once while double-fisting, once with a cigar:
PSA: @PandaCrusher35 doing the Chappelle robot dance is still our dude. pic.twitter.com/DGNuHBCB6d— Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) October 7, 2015
Club Astros is gonna be rockin tonight #HustleTown @astros @JuliaMoralesRS @blummer27 pic.twitter.com/nGUBKBxImi— Eduardo80Solis (@xxSolisOwnsUxx) October 7, 2015
And he even ruined -- or, really, improved -- the team photo with a still version of the robot:
This pic is everything. Keuchel spray, Conger soak, VZ flag, Correa thumbs, Springer collar pop, Rex Jones mustache. pic.twitter.com/VwWWXspNUR— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 7, 2015
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