Highlight In Reverse – Charlie Blackmon

While, at first blush, this GIF of Charlie Blackmon (courtesy of Twitter user @ChadMoriyama) may seem like an actual low-light as far as Charlie Blackmon is concerned, it’s only because we are looking at it through the wrong scope. When put through the NotGraphs Magic GIF Reverser (i.e. my very expensive laptop), we can now see the beauty in this act.

This is not a bumbling outfielder chasing down a ball in haste and self pity. This is a man romancing his childhood, a puppy chasing a whisper, a keynote presentation at a capoeira convention.

Behold. This is no longer a low-light played backward. It is a lusty tango played forward.


This has been Highlights in Reverse.

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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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  1. Catoblepas says:


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  2. I can’t wait to watch this on drugs.

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  3. MustBunique says:

    I appreciate that you let the Choco Pie speak for itself. Its fluffiness is palpable.

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  4. Soup says:

    I nominate this for the best article on FanGraphs award. Whenever that is.

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  5. KB says:

    This is much improved from the first Highlights in Reverse feature.

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  6. reillocity says:

    To take this series to the logical next level, you’ll have to flip the frames horizontally so that any and all text (and dexterity) is reversed.

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