As promised, I wanted to do a few GIF recaps from this season so that we could “GIF It Forward” (if you know what I’m sayin’). After combing through literally thousands of GIFs, I realized I would probably have to segment them out by players and other various categories. And what better way to kick off this series but with our MVP (for a few more weeks, anyways) and all-around Captain America, Buster Posey?
Some of these might be repeats from the GIFtastic roundup but I’m sure there are going to be some that you missed or forgot about. So that being said, here are my Top 5 Buster Posey GIFs of the season.
5. Buster Posey is not subtle
One of my all-time favorite GIFs, here is Buster Posey trying to not so subtly hint to Chad Gaudin that he MIGHT want to throw over to first base and check on the runner. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do but this Buster Posey hitchhiking GIF is the best.
4. Angry Buster Posey stare down
We all know Posey is not the most expressive of the Giants players, but a look can say a thousand words. This one from Buster behind the mask is enough to freeze even the most stoic player in their tracks. Look at that glare!
3. Cat-like reflexes
Not often we see Buster Posey panic behind the plate, but here’s a moment where he couldn’t find the ball and leapt around like a frightened kitty cat. I’m pretty sure the runner advanced … but I don’t really care because this was hilarious.
2. Buster Posey turkey taps Brandon Belt
Apparently even Buster Posey is not above giving someone a turkey tap when they’ve earned it. Here he is giving it to Brandon Belt for a job well done.
1. Pure Buster Posey
The most beautiful home run swing in baseball. That is all.
Hope you enjoyed my first offseason “Best of GIFs” compilation. If you have suggestions or want to see a certain player’s best GIFs of the year, feel free to leave them in the comments!