GIF: Gerrit Cole Throws 99 MPH GIF of Yasiel Puig Grand Slam




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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gosensgo101
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2 years 11 months ago

This is simply fantastic.

saucypony
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saucypony
2 years 11 months ago

Bravo, sir. Bravo.

Nathan Shields
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Nathan Shields
2 years 11 months ago

If the GIF of Puig’s homerun is at 99 mph, does that make his bat flip even faster and harder?

Dan
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Dan
2 years 11 months ago

No, it’s like a fly flying around in your car when you’re on the highway. It is not the 70 MPH + the 8 MPH (of the the fly flying) = 78 MPH. Realistically the fly cannot fly 78 MPH, I think I learned that in physics. Puig is the fly and Cole is the car in this analogy.

Sadwick
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Sadwick
2 years 11 months ago

It’s a frame of reference issue. In reference to a fixed point on the ground the fly is going 78 mph. In reference to a fixed point in the car the fly is going 8 mph. So, relatively speaking, either interpretation is correct depending on your frame of reference. Thus while the bat could be seen as swinging faster given the proper orientation, the pitch to Puig would be seen as moving slower, yielding the same overall net kinetic energy result. Now that I’ve made myself feel like a pompous overly intellectual smart-ass I’ll go back to my menial job as an office monkey.

David
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David
2 years 11 months ago

Possibly what Dan is referring to, is the fact that the air in the car would be moving at 70 MPH. The air in the car being the medium through which the fly flies, it will accelerate the fly to 70 MPH, and the fly will only be physically capable of establishing an 8 MPH differential from the medium through which it is moving. This would mean that its range of possible true velocities would be from 62 to 78 MPH depending on its vector.

David
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David
2 years 11 months ago

Victor

Travis Fitzgerald
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Travis Fitzgerald
2 years 11 months ago

General relativity, concept of time dilation. Puig is traveling 99mph faster than we observers, so he actually ages less quickly than we do for the ~0.4s it takes for him to hit the mitt. If Gerrit can repeat this action indefinitely, Yasiel Puig will live forever. I repeat, YASIEL PUIG WILL LIVE FOREVER.

EvilRoySlade
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EvilRoySlade
2 years 11 months ago

Wow. That’s fantastic.

A.
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A.
2 years 11 months ago

Wow

Simon
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Simon
2 years 11 months ago

Puigtastic.

BenRevereDoesSteroids
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BenRevereDoesSteroids
2 years 11 months ago

Can we get a GIF of Yu Darvish slow curving a GIF of Yu Darvish slow curving a GIF of Yu Darvish slow curving a GIF… ad infinitum?

taprat
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taprat
2 years 11 months ago

I’m not sure that’s a good idea…

hamjenkinsIII
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hamjenkinsIII
2 years 11 months ago

Can we get a Puig bat Flip homerun of Gerrit’s first Major League strikeout?
Or
Gerrit getting drafted GIF hitting Puig in teh face via I. Kennedy?
Or
Puig bat flipping a GIF of Mark McGuires Teh Rage after hitting out a GIF of Gerrit Coles 2 RBI single?

Mike
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Mike
2 years 11 months ago

Yu-ception!

Bill
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Bill
2 years 11 months ago

Anything Puig gets my eyes these days lel

Peter 2
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Peter 2
2 years 11 months ago

I am typically stingy with praise, but this is absolutely A+ on creativity and awesomeness.

Dayn Perry
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2 years 11 months ago

I am in awe, good sir.

Byron from Austin
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Byron from Austin
2 years 11 months ago

<3

Zach Reynolds
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2 years 11 months ago

<3 <3

Gomer from Antioch
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Gomer from Antioch
2 years 11 months ago

<3 <3 <3

SteveBarnett
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SteveBarnett
2 years 11 months ago

I Heart Notgraphs

Jubsytime
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Jubsytime
2 years 11 months ago

Dayn Perry’s SEO meter just exploded.

ettin
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ettin
2 years 11 months ago

This needs a mega-GIF where we see all of Cole’s pitch locations at one time throwing Puig’s Grand Slam.

jimywho1
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jimywho1
2 years 11 months ago

OMG

Will
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Will
2 years 11 months ago

This made me laugh.

Nav
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2 years 11 months ago

You’re my favourite, Temple.

dp
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2 years 11 months ago

I move that we place Temple in stocks until a trial to determine his fate can be properly established. Such obvious sorcery is a product of that minion of Damian, the rogue Venetian Machiavel himself. O! what cruel treachery this be

dp
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2 years 11 months ago

Florentine*. Zo*nds.

Mike Bates
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2 years 11 months ago

It’s spelled “Yasail”. Cistulli assures me this is so.

Transient Gadfly
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Transient Gadfly
2 years 11 months ago

The movement on that Yasiel Puig grand slam is filthy. The way it runs down and away from the left-handed batter makes that Yasiel Puig grand slam all but unhittable.

Jose Molina
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Jose Molina
2 years 11 months ago

Well framed!

symbaton
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symbaton
2 years 11 months ago

un-possible. so good.

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