Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 6/25/12

Gomes says they got Norris with a trifecta shower: shaving cream, water and Gatorade. #Athletics

— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 24, 2012

Just over 24 hours after being called up to make his Major League debut, A's rookie catcher, Derek Norris, rocked the both sides of the Battle of The Bay with a massive 3 run walkoff home run with 2 outs in a full count. Out of breath from sprinting the bases and being tossed around like a banana in a blender by his teammates at home plate who even managed to derobe the rookie, Norris quickly was ushered to do a post game interview with the A's broadcast booth.

Ready for a second the question, Norris got lit up in epic fashion by his teammates as you see below.

Commonplace in MLB post game interviews, this has to be a new territory as you see what looks to be a shaving cream pie, orange Gatorade, as well as water finding it's way to the smiling mug of Norris all within about a second. Typically surprising a player with a pie, or just one cooler of liquid is hard enough. How three teammates managed to close in with such stealth and coordinate a precisely timed strike in an open field is something that warrants it's Warren Commission type investigation.

Quite a memorable 2nd day on the job regardless of the hazing. Norris should also get some credit for calling a good game for fellow newbie AJ Griffin who was starting his first game in the majors.

The walkoff closed out a memorable 3 game series between the neighbor rivals. The Giants had a 9th inning comeback on Friday night, the A's surrendered an early lead but almost closed a 5 run gap in the 9th yesterday, and today's game closed out in memorable fashion as well.

While the debut of Norris and Griffin were impressive, we'll be back tomorrow with fun look at another debut appearance looking at how fans reacted to Eric Byrnes foray into the booth Fox as a color commentator.

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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