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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.