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Video: Watch the Dodgers give Scott Van Slyke the “hot foot”

Jun 29, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

Spirits are high at Chavez Ravine. With Sunday’s victory over the Cardinals, the club moved into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West with the slumping Giants, who were just swept at home by the Reds. Clayton Kershaw is, perhaps, pitching better than he has ever pitched before, and everything is clicking.

So it was no surprise that the Blue Crew had a bit of light-hearted fun at Scott Van Slyke‘s expense during Sunday’s game. Van Slyke was given the “hot foot”, one of baseball’s best and most time-tested pranks. Even better, Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully got to call it:

The execution wasn’t the best, unfortunately, but they still got him. The Dodgers could learn a trick or two from “hot foot” master Roger McDowell.

  1. thetoolsofignorance - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    The classic hot foot is it? Not bad. In my day I heard that it was a cherry bomb for best effect. I don’t know how people didn’t lose their feet. So long as no one loses an eye and Dodger blue is in the win let them have some fun.

  2. pacnwsailor - Jun 30, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Jack McDowell was a poet with the hot foot

  3. twinfan24 - Jun 30, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Did you mean Roger McDowell? He does introduce himself right at the start of the video.

    • Bill Baer - Jun 30, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      Oh, yeah. Oopsie.

    • maddog11896 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      But how can you ever forgive McDowell for spitting on Kramer?

  4. maddog11896 - Jun 30, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Forgive me for being an amateur, but what is a hot foot exactly?

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