The Phantom Grand Slam GIF

Here is a video of the Phantom Grand Slam, and here is the Phantom Grand Slam enGIF’d:

Base-rounding footage truncated for your loading pleasure.

If this is the first you are seeing of this grand salami, then I envy you. If that is not enough to sate you intellectual desires, watch the full clip (above linked) and that should both explain this oddity and remove a thin sheening of fun and mystery from the GIF.

After the jump, enjoy a fast-motion, more accurate rendering of the Phantom Grand Slam:

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4 Responses to “The Phantom Grand Slam GIF”

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  1. Smooth says:

    Morse needs acting lessons. That swing was not believable.

    One more time… with feeling!

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  2. Pig.Pen says:

    Morse shouldn’t have swung afterword, he should have done is patented Samurai Cobra Snake. I was quite literally screaming at the TV for him to do this.

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  3. Anon21 says:

    See, now this is the kind of intrusive umpiring I can get behind. It had no impact on the outcome of the game, no one got ejected, and it was damned funny to boot. Next time Jerry Meals gets the urge to call a guy tagged out three feet in front of the plate safe, he should just order the catcher to do a backflip into the left-handed batter’s box instead.

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  4. Nicky says:

    Love how he still slaps five with the third base coach.

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