GIF Tournament II: 'Damn It, Astros' Vs. 'Rebuffed Buck Showalter'

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We've settled on the four greatest animated GIFs of the summer. Today, Dan Majerle, David Robinson, the Astros, and Buck Showalter fight to the finish. Vote, and help us determine a champion.

GIF TOURNAMENT II -- FINAL FOUR

(8) DAMN IT, ASTROS vs.
(2) REBUFFED BUCK SHOWALTER

(8) DAMN IT, ASTROS:

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First round: 528 votes (77 percent)
Second round: 595 votes (68 percent)
Third round: 584 votes (71 percent)
Bid: At-large
This Week In GIFs finish: N/A
Critical reviews from Round 3:

As a Cubs fan I am sad to see the Astros leaving the NL
no explanation needed

- Valued Internet subscriber ThorCo

Could the Astros finally get a win this year?

- Valued Internet subscriber lhb98

Part of the mystique is the near disasters averted... how close it is to being one of those gruesome "holy shit that hurt" gifs.

The elbow/shoulder being oh so close to absolutely racking the pitcher's junk.
The throw to first being so close to blasting the third baseman in the face from point blank range.
The throw nearly drawing the second baseman directly into the path of the baserunner, leading to a disastrous collision.

You can't marvel at this gif for all of the epic fail going on, even though it's all there. You marvel at it out of the miraculous aligning of the stars that somehow prevented catastrophic injury from happening three times.

If tiny miracles like these can happen in such a short amount of time, then anything can happen really.

- Valued Internet subscriber mtknowles

(2) REBUFFED BUCK SHOWALTER:

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First round: 430 votes (73 percent)
Second round: 528 votes (79 percent)
Third round: 507 votes (66 percent)
Bid: Automatic
This Week In GIFs finish: 1st
Critical reviews from Round 3:

Buck's open hand is also a mocking consolation to every GIF he goes up against.

- Valued Internet subscriber nickjs21

Showalter = The Dude's landlord
Mar-ty, Mar-ty, Mar-ty, Mar-ty, Mar-ty

- Valued Internet subscriber Luba8475

Does 4GIFs.com really only have 4 GIFs on their entire internet website?
I'm glad Buck made the cut.

- Valued Internet subscriber trogdor

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