EAST REGION -- FIRST ROUND
(6) LARRY SANDERS vs.
(11) REDS KID
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(6) LARRY SANDERS.
Via @Wiz_Spurtin. Finished second in Week 38 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 345 votes.
Upon his ejection from the Wizards-Bucks game, Larry Sanders administered a thumbs-up to all three refs working the game, and he did so with a big old grin on his face. I'd be happy, too. Being ejected from a Wizards-Bucks game is probably like finding out you don't have to go to church: you're expected to act sad and concerned, but really you're just happy to stay at home and check out all the weird-ass cartoons they run on Sunday morning. "Holy Hell, X-Force on UPN. What the Hell is this show? So this is how the rest of America lives."
(11) REDS KID.
Via Guyism. Finished second in Week 41 of THIS WEEK IN GIFs with 249 votes.
Nothing like hitting a baseball directly toward a child's face to make him or her react like a ventriloquist dummy. Lots of kids have that kind of reaction, and that's the reaction they should have, because at no point in our evolutionary adventure as a species did we learn the lesson that "things flying at us really quickly are great!" Also, nothing taught us that it was OK to just play around in a field for three hours.
Baseball is a lot of things to a lot of people, but more than anything, it's a giant, bellowing message to the countless variables that had to miraculously end up exactly right for humans to come into being: "WE AIN'T LEARNED SHIT AND WE DON'T NEED YOU ANYMORE."