Jordan Schafer, at age 26, is no rookie but he gets treated like one by his fun-loving Braves teammates. They gave Schafer the silent treatment in the Braves dugout Sunday after Schafer hit his third home run of the season in the fourth inning as part of his four-hit day.
“They always like to pick on me,” Schafer said, smiling. “I guess I’m an easy target.”
Schafer said he came up into the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park after his home run and waited a while. He said his teammates laughed when he walked back out and joined them in the dugout.
“Ah he’s just one of those guys we love to pick on a little bit because he’s a funny dude,” second baseman Dan Uggla said. “Why not?”
Gonzalez said his teammates treat him like a little brother.
“He’s like the little brother that everybody picks on,” Gonzalez said. “The little guy that hangs out with older players. But he can take it. He’s funny.”