A GIF and a Tune: Melky Cabrera and Rimsky-Korsakov

After hitting a dinger, Melky Cabrera proceeded to proceed through the dugout, giving false high fives all around.

In honor of Melky’s grand promenade, I offer the dulcet tones of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles.


Noble, indeed.


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(GIF originally found on Reddit)

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David G. Temple is a systems analyst who writes for FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. He has contributed to The Classical and The Platoon Advantage. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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  1. Bad Bill says:

    Great stuff. I was expecting “Flight of the Bumblebee” but this works just fine.

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  2. Kyle says:

    Just wonderful.

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  3. tynandaly says:

    I’d love to get a list of the songs you use for these gifs, and any other suggested classical music

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  4. Dan says:

    That’s not even the best gif from that game. Check out the second one here:

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  5. MLB Rainmaker says:

    Un-impressed dugout – truly one of the greats. Really best performed on a rookies first HR, ideally on his first game after being called up and the first HR of the game — “act like you’ve done it before rook!”

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