I have never seen a player get a Gatorade bath at home plate. Never. Cody Ross can thank Alfredo Aceves for that.
The Red Sox had just provided a walk-off victory, thanks to a three-run homer by Cody Ross in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Boston pitcher Alfredo Aceves grabbed one of the two jugs of liquid in the dugout.
He ripped off the cover and noticed it was water -- not the flavor he was looking for -- so he pulled the cover off the second and saw the bright blue Gatorade. His eyes widened; he grabbed the cooler and headed for home plate.
His teammates were in the middle of the walk-off celebration, aka the "shredder," when Aceves drenched the pearly white Red Sox uniforms with the blue drink.