GIF: Baseball Card Pitch, a Stop-Motion Experience

Prepare your eye units for the majesty machine.

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It’s hard to focus on this card without tears blurring eyes in grateful joy and supplication, but the NotGraphs GIF Inspection Team did manage to establish the following data points:

• 5 mustaches
• 0 glasses
• ~80% Topps, ~18% Donruss, ~2% other
• 0 Mariners and 0 Devil Rays — presumably because both sets of pitchers spend/spent equal time turning and watching as pitching
• 0 Rays and 0 Nationals — as we might expect from a piece of classical Art
• 0 Red Sox and 0 Cardinals — presumably because they are preparing for the worst World Series ever (for Rays-Cubs fans, such as your humble reporter)

Many blessings on Matt Pfeffer for distributing this unsourced GIF to us!



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Bradley writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyWoodrum.


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MikeS
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MikeS

Cool!

I hope a swing is next.

stringbeans3
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stringbeans3

Don’t forget about the can of dip located so subtly in Rod “Handlebars” Beck’s back pocket.

Robert J. Baumann
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Worst World Series ever, indeed.

RC
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RC

Two Pete Smiths!

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