A (Large) GIF and a Tune: Carlos Gomez and Count Basie

The Milwaukee Brewers are having a bad year. According to my father, they, depending on the day, fall somewhere between “terrible” and “at least better than the Cubs.” Their division looks to be competitive for a while, they have very few minor-league prospects, and their best player is a no-good lying cheater.

One of the few bright spots of Brewers baseball this year has come in the form of Carlos Gomez. He’s swinging the bat better than he ever has this year, and, of course, is still providing stellar defense. Gomez has 20 HRs this year, but I almost think he should be credited with five more, considering he stole them from opposing hitters. Since there is no song called¬†Jumping in Center Field, I improvised with the toe-tapping tones of Count Basie and his Orchestra with¬†Jumping at the Woodside. My apologies to those with slow Internet connections.

Watch:

gomezjump

Listen:

This has been a GIF and a Tune.

(h/t to Brewers announcer and NotGraphs reader Joe Block for the video links)




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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.

5 Responses to “A (Large) GIF and a Tune: Carlos Gomez and Count Basie”

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  1. Adam says:

    Best GIF and a Tune yet.

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  2. YoYoMa says:

    You’ve really outdone yourself this time. Every future Notgraphs article will be disappointing by comparison.

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  3. Pittsburgh area physicians says:

    Next comes Freddie Hubbard’s “Up jumped s[starling marte]“

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  4. Mike Green says:

    Excellent.

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  5. Grant41 says:

    Reminds me of watching Little Big League.

    The “Runaround Sue” montage is still one of the best scenes in any baseball movie out there.

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