It’s 0-0 in the 5th inning, your team hasn’t scored a run in days. You’re desperate for offense. What do you do? Turn your baseball cap inside out? Sing the “We Want a Single” cheer from Little League? Not if your Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Kiké Hernandez. To him, the answer is simple: The rally banana.

So what’s the story behind the phenomenon that began in a game against the San Diego Padres back in May? Hernandez shared the story on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.

“I started looking around in the dugout and all I see is seeds, gum, ball gloves, batting gloves, bats, and all of a sudden I see the banana,” Hernandez said. “Sure enough, Joc [Pederson] hit a homer, we ended up winning the ballgame.”

Since that day, fans have showed up to parks dressed as bananas, and you can even get your rally banana merchandise.

“There’s t-shirts, there’s sweaters now, I signed an endorsement deal with Chiquita Banana,” Hernandez said. “The rally banana has come a long way.”

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