In MLB, clubhouse chemistry is underrated.
Players love to be a part of a fun clubhouse with no conflicts or hidden agendas.
They just want to go to the stadium, practice, plan, and have fun with their teammates.
Team chemistry is hard to measure, but a team will have better odds of going further if the players can rely on each other and they have formed a tight group.
For the Seattle Mariners, checking if Teoscar Hernandez was a good or bad teammate probably wouldn’t have discouraged them from pursing him, but they surely feel good knowing that he is a fun-loving personality with no known issues off the field.
Hernandez Shows His Funny Side
In fact, here is a video of Hernandez messing around with both teammates and foes, always in a respectful way.
“Aside from everything Teoscar Hernández brings offensively there’s also his gem personality and clubhouse presence I will never forget his mic’d up playing the Mariners still one of my favorites,” Lydia Cruz tweeted.
aside from everything Teoscar Hernández brings offensively there’s also his gem personality and clubhouse presence I will never forget his mic’d up playing the Mariners still one of my favorites pic.twitter.com/uP78SQQNRk
— Lydia Cruz (@TheLydiaCruz) November 16, 2022
Hernandez is seen greeting Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, and is surprised with his response (and the language!).
He later learns Torrens is from Venezuela, specifically from a city named Valencia.
Then the jokes go on in the Jays clubhouse when Hernandez learns that Spain isn’t the only country with a city named Valencia.
Jokes are usually a symptom that tells us a dugout is a good place to be around because they show players are relaxed and feel like they can be themselves.
Hernandez not only can mash (57 home runs in the last two seasons), but he is also a fun guy to be around in a dugout.