I’m willing to bet this will be a tumultuous year for the Giants because let’s face it, when is it not? Thankfully, the Giants came through with some great GIF material that has been spliced up and can be applied to many instances. Just to un-atrophy your baseball brain, I’ve put together a couple scenarios per GIF that may be helpful for you during 2015.
(1) What: Javier Lopez doping around with a Frisbee
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: When a left-handed power hitter looks really dumb on a classic Lopez slider, as comic relief when Bochy leaves Lopez in to face a right-handed batter
(2) What: Madison Bumgarner looking simultaneously baffled and angry
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: Against Dodger fan trolls who say Clayton Kershaw is better than Madison Bumgarner
(3) What: Buster Posey looking thoughtful, but in a bad way, like he might murder you
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: In classic “ain’t havin it’ situations, when people try to talk about how Timmy and Buster are feuding
(4) What: Buster Posey comically dodging the media
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: When Andrew Baggarly asks “controversial” questions, when Timmy/Buster rivalries come up (part II), when Dylan Hernandez makes a joke about Hank Schulman looking hungry enough to eat anything
(5) What: Bumgarner trying to be affectionate with Posey, Posey coldly rejecting him
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: Any Madison Bumgarner start. Actually basically whenever because this GIF is pure gold.
(6) What: Bumgarner making the classic “heart” gesture (basically another variation of duck face)
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: When Bumgarner strikes out Yasiel Puig, When Bumgarner hits a grand slam, When Bumgarner inevitably tries to charge the batters box and fight someone, When Bumgarner gives one word answers to the media
(7) What: Furious Brandon Belt
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: Oh god, too many scenarios. When Belt is benched. When Belt is starting. When Belt strikes out. When Belt is put in left field and Travis Ishikawa starts at first, When Belt commits a TOOTBLAN, When Belt does something good but still gets no credit. This is truly the “Choose Your Own Adventure” of GIFs
(8) What: Madison Bumgarner grooming his facial hair
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: I don’t really know. All I know is I love this.
(9) What: Joe Panik… dancing? Not really sure what’s happening here to be honest.
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: Whenever Panik does something DERPy, any awkward situation like an ump getting hit in the junk or when you accidentally tweet out the wrong stat.
(10) What: Bumgarner throwing a ball at a tractor, because stereotypes
Ideal Reaction Scenarios: When Bumgarner gives up a dinger to a nobody in AT&T Park, When you need just ONE GIF to describe Madison Bumgarner to someone