It must be weird to have a professional athlete in your family. Brandon Crawford‘s family showed up at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, it wasn’t to watch Crawford and his San Francisco Giants. They were there to witness Gerrit Cole‘s Major League debut, just like everyone else.
Crawford’s sister, Amy (black sleeveless shirt, enormous gold watch, face twisted in confusion), is fan of both the Giants and Pirates, as her brother plays for the World Series champions and her boyfriend just happens to be fellow UCLA alum and MLB debutante Gerrit Cole. This helps explain the conflicted look on her face as she applauds her brother’s single, which came at the expense of her partner.
“It’s my two favorite teams, and he’s totally my brother, I dunno”. Look, Amy, you don’t have to keep up appearances because your mom is sitting beside you. You root for your boyfriend ahead of your older brother. Just think of all the torment you surely suffered at the hands of your older brother who also happens to be a world-class athlete. You can’t pick your family, Amy. Go with your heart.
A fan in San Diego lept into some shrubbery in pursuit of Jason Heyward’s second home run ball of the night. This is by no means an effective souvenir retrieval method, but hell, it will sure as shit get you a look on SportsCenter.
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Edgmer Escalona and the Colorado Rockies had themselves a bizarre top half of the seventh inning on Sunday versus the San Diego Padres. It was the kind of appearance that Escalona would probably like to forget. He entered the game in relief of Juan Nicasio. The right-hander came in to protect a 4-2 Rockies lead, following six effective innings from Nicasio.
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Happy Friday to all the readers out there. Minimal words to be found here as we prepare to stab your browser in the brain. We’ll lead this instalment of the Getting Blanked GIFs of the week with Scooter Gennett unloading his hand cannon. That ‘click to gif’ feature is coming, I swear.
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Upon first glance, it appears as though John Hirschbeck may have taken a baseball to the groin area (read: ‘nis). The ball actually hit him in the wrist, which is better, I suppose. Whatever the case, John Hirschbeck probably won’t be handling the goods for a day or so.
Up from the Getting Blanked .gif archives, it’s nine glorious bat flips. Between David Ortiz dropping the lumber and Domonic Brown’s surge of sluggery, bat flips are totally like the coolest thing going.
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This week’s collection of .gifs from around baseball is sure to set your browser on fire. It’s all thanks to a lengthy exception at the bottom.
We kick this instalment off with a home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez taking a ball off the balls, because men getting drilled in the groin with objects will never cease to be funny.
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