high five or fist bump?

high five or fist bump?

Can we just decide, once and for all, which one we're going to use?

Justin Verlander and Prince Fielder do the fist-five mix-up as the Tigers take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS.

I like the high five in the heat of the moment, when adrenaline is pumping and you're all fired up about the great play your team just made. Slapping hands is a congratulatory, motivating, and team building action. And you can hit hands as hard as you want - whatever emotion you're feeling carries over into the high five, without having to worry about breaking anything or hurting anybody.

I like the fist bump better as a greeting - before the game, after the game, sort of a blend between a handshake (business settings) and a high five (in-game setting).

Either way works fine, but we all need to get on the same page. These "one guy's open hand covering up the other guy's fist" celebrations just aren't working out..

-Chris Butterworth