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GIF magic, starring Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Fernandez

Aug 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Watch as Troy Tulowitzki hits it and Jose Fernandez catches it, and then put your lip-reading skills to the test:

(Complicated handshake to David Brothers for the GIF.)

  1. El Bravo - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    How did you get cake?

    • jm91rs - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Speaking of Cake and Lip Reading…

      • coloradogolfcoupons - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        That is some funny freaking shit. LMFAO!

      • ch0psuey - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        That was awesome, thank you, made my morning ::thumbsup::

    • historiophiliac - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      BTW, I got a belated birthday cake at work today — chocolate with raspberry filling. Mmmmmm.

      • El Bravo - Aug 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        Well Happy Belated Birthday to you!

  2. number42is1 - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    “did you catch that”

    “Yes i did”

    I think…

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      His grin is the best part.

    • cur68 - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM


      “Did you catch that??!”

      “¡Si, motherf*cker!”

      • Old Gator - Aug 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Ackcherley, El Keed said on the postgame that he and Tulowitzki are friends – I suppose they must’ve gotten together at the All Star Game – and that they were gonna have a good laugh about it now that the Keed can order a beer for himself.

        But aside from his great fastball and mind boggling curveball, doesn’t he have a great grin?

  3. sdelmonte - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    So I gotta ask…what’s with all this GIF making? Why do we need GIFs when there are actual videos? It’s beginning to perplex me.

    • baseballici0us - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Wayyyyy smaller file sizes

      • saltmanz - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        Plus no need for specific plug-ins or software; totally browser/platform-independent.

    • skeleteeth - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      gifs have been around since 1987 btw…

      • sdelmonte - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        Yes, but since then we have YouTube.

      • jm91rs - Aug 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        but are they “Gifs” or “Jifs”?

    • hammyofdoom - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Also makes it incredibly handy to show off a few seconds instead of having to sift through a minute-long video for the bit you’re looking for

    • HitsDingers - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      And finally/most importantly, the videos are protected by MLB copyrights. GIFs are fair use.

  4. Jonny 5 - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    That Fernandez is one smoooth operator…. Seriously can’t wait until Loria trades him for a gaggle of low level players. It’s a game I have in my head, where he goes nobody knows. I only know the Feesh cannot keep this guy. It’s the way of the world I’m afraid.

    • cur68 - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      The Feesh Kid’s pretty good, no? Keep in mind that this is the young fella who accidentally beaned The Iron Giant in spring training. So he started out kind of erratic and has become one damn fine pitcher.

      Will Loria keep him? Between Fernandez and Stanton, they’ve got the makings of one HELL of a team, so Loria would be insane to trade him off.

      Of course he’ll trade him.

      • Old Gator - Aug 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

        Okay, let’s look at that HELL of a team of yours:

        Pitching: El Keed.
        Catching: Bugs Bunny
        First base: Bugs Bunny
        Second base: Bugs Bunny
        Shortstop: Bugs Bunny
        Third Base: Bugs Bunny
        Right field: the Iron Giant
        Center field: Bugs Bunny
        Left field: Bugs Bunny

        Yep, that’s one helluva team, alright….

      • HitsDingers - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        Easy, OG; It worked in Space Jam

      • cur68 - Aug 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

        Fine, fine. They’ve got two pieces of one hell of a team. Them and the rest of the Looney Toons will have to soldier on for a while, then. Any chance Loria just sells the two if them to The Beaver Smugglers? That would be su-weeeeet….well, for me it would be sweet. For you? More like a hammer to the nards.

  5. historiophiliac - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (gasp) hahahahahahahhaha

    • historiophiliac - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      Winner! I just got the most thumbs down on the page simply for laughing at the funny.

  6. jyoung1891 - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Doesn’t count. He didn’t call “I’ve got it” first.

  7. brianbowman16 - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I’m pretty sure its NOT just for ‘laughing at the funny’ but rather the blatant over exuberance. also for being a Tigers fan. We are universally hated because our team is no longer the butt of the joke. Plus, other so called ‘fans’ of the Tigers that bitch about Leyland no matter if they win or lose REALLY get on people’s last nerve.
    I’m pretty sure most of those fans have family residing in Philadelphia.

    • Jonny 5 - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      Please explain what leads you to believe “so called fans of the Tigers” that annoy you have family in Philadelphia? Accents? Desire for fatty foods? Just curious here….

      • historiophiliac - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

        Maybe it’s a Phillies-Pirates thing?

  8. jtorrey13 - Aug 26, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    As a Cardinals fan, I love Shelby Miller and what he has done to stabilize the Cardinals staff behind Wainwright. Watching Matt Harvey on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon made me appreciate the kid’s sense of humor. Both have electric stuff.

    However, Jose Fernandez is amazeballs. Seeing that big smile and that look of admiration from Tulo, makes it so easy to root for the guy. A great year for rookie pitchers in the NL, and Fernandez is at the top.

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