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“He makes the blow proud”

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There are currently two Will Smiths in the public eye. One of them is a famous actor and the other plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Apparently both Smiths like to hit things. The actor has a penchant for hitting comedian Chris Rock, while the ballplayer likes to hit baseballs out of baseball fields. That’s exactly what he did against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Smith batted first in this game with two outs and a runner on first base. Johnny Cueto pitched for the White Sox. He has averaged 2.92 earned runs over 24.2 innings so far this season. Going into the at bat, Smith had hit six homeruns in the season, two of which have come in his last 10 games. He didn’t wait in this at bat. He took Cueto’s first offering and drilled it into deep left field. It was a questionable case.

†[Will Smith] was all over this one.” – @MLB

Here’s how Twitter responded to the blow heard in the baseball world.

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith hits home run against Chicago White Sox, jokes galore on Twitter

Los Angeles Dodgers-catcher Will Smith hit a two-run homerun in the top of the first inning of Wednesday-evening's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Los Angeles Dodgers-catcher Will Smith hit a two-run homerun in the top of the first inning of Wednesday-evening’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

This fan wasted no time making the joke everyone was thinking about. When a Will Smith hits something, it makes the news. That’s a simple fact.

Everyone mocked actor Will Smith for punching Chris Rock at the Oscars ceremony, but Los Angeles Dodgers fans love their catcher’s punch. This fan says he “takes the punch proud”.

Will Smith will forge that ball. He makes the blow proud#Evaders

The GIFs really were the star of this show on Twitter. This fan shared a nodding response from Chris Rock.

Here’s a GIF of the actor Will Smith saying “oh slap” on his old sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

This user hilariously compared the Chicago White Sox to Chris Rock in this scene. After all, they were on the receiving end of a Will Smith blow. It is logical.

To pay tribute, this fan quotes what Chris Rock said after he was punched at the Oscars. However, his words work very well in this context.

This user had to indicate which Will Smith he was talking about.

God bless Will Smith (catcher for the Dodgers) That man is different

This Los Angeles Dodgers fan just wants the baseball world to stop making fun of Will Smith.

Longing to return to a world where Will Smith, the Dodger, is more sick and tired of hearing “Wild Wild West” jokes than slap jokes. twitter.com/Sean_W_Anderso…

But that’s not likely. Every time he hits a home run this season, they pop up again.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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