Jimmy Paredes Doing the “Complacent Reynolds”

Back in July, Navin alerted NotGraphs readers to an exciting new baseball meme that was sweeping the web.

This image of Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds snacking on sunflower seeds as David Ortiz rounded the bases after hitting a home run spawned numerous quite funny photoshops over at the Orioles Hangout message board.

Well, last night we got our first evidence that the “Complacent Reynolds” is beginning to take hold among other Major League third basemen.

Behold:

That is Astros third baseman Jimmy Paredes striking the pose as Brewers catcher George Kottaras — who, by the way, became the first player to hit for the cycle this season — trots home after his solo shot.

In the coming weeks we shall see if this is simply a coincidence, or if the “Complacent Reynolds” is, in fact, on its way to becoming the baseball version of “planking.”

NotGraphs calls on readers to be on the lookout for other players taking part in this fad and to address any photographic evidence to our hot hotline — not+tips (at) fangraphs (dot) com.




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pbjsandwich
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pbjsandwich

this is the best

Steve
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Steve

yes

Liam
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Liam

this is the best

Sensual Sharting
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Sensual Sharting

Yes.

novaether
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novaether

this is the best

MikeofWellington
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MikeofWellington

Yessir!

reillocity
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reillocity

It’s probably only a matter of time before an MLB play-by-play guy adopts “Grab another mouthful of seeds, infielders!” as his signature home run call (for his team’s hitters, of course).

Mike Krukow
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Mike Krukow

Grab some seeds, meat.

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