An Uncommon Phrase, GIF-ustrated: “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Audience, Please Be Quiet About the Baseball I Just Hit Out of This Stadium. Thank You.”

So, okay: Joey Votto hit a baseball out of the entire stadium the other day. That happens sometimes.

But then Joey Votto felt uncomfortable about all the cheering and stuff the crowd was doing because of how far and hard he just hit a baseball. Maybe he was concerned that Yu Darvish would feel bad if the crowd hooted and hollered too much. Maybe he became embarrassed the way a man does when he plays amongst boys.

Whatever it was, Joey Votto felt the need to signal the crowd to be silent.

And the crowd obeyed.



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yaboynate
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yaboynate

I think he was straining to hear it land.

Wimpy's Ghost
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Wimpy's Ghost

If Joey Votto can be as awesome as he was in that gif, then he is either transcendent or a true-blooded Canadian in every sense of the word.

Joey Votto is transcendent.

Joey Votto is a true-blooded Canadian in every sense of the word.

Therefore, Joey Votto’s attributes are a sufficient condition for being as awesome as he was in that gif.

Aaron C
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Aaron C

To arrive at your conclusion, I think you’d want to change your first statement to its converse. As it’s written now, the fact that the consequent is true (Joey Votto is transcendent, etc.) in general does not guarantee the verity of the antecedent (Joey Votto is as awesome…).

MrMan
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MrMan

1. Joey Votto IS transcendent.

2. What actually happened is two pitches earlier Darvish threw one of his pateneted 60 MPH whiffle curves that left Votto frozen and the crowd oohed and aahed in appreciation. Upon placing one of Darvish’s pitches into low-earth orbit Votto signaled to the crowd to silence their (now) seemingly inappropriate oohs and ahhs.

michael norris
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michael norris

That is not respect. Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid) has the copyright for that. I remember that goal at Camp Nou like it was yesterday. Its a big FU to hecklers.
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