I’m sure the title of this post will have you searching back through the BASG’s back catalogs to make sure I haven’t written a similar article before. How is it possible I haven’t done a Brandon Belt GIF roundup yet, right?
Well, I was trying to play it cool. “Don’t act like you think Brandon Belt is the coolest.” “Pretend you don’t think his awkwardness is hilarious.” “Feign indifference for his defensive skills and ‘slumpy’ shoulders”. I’ve said all these things to myself but really, I can’t hold back anymore. Brandon Belt is a constant source of entertainment for Giants fans – win, lose, or draw — and I absolutely love it.
Because GIFs are my lifeblood, I have five of them that make me grateful Brandon Belt is a Giant.
Opportunity to see two Awkwards back-to-back
With Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence so close together in the lineup, we have a high chance of seeing back-to-back gangly awkward beings running around together. Also, two high socks. It’s the little things.
Little Baby Brother Belt
Based on this GIF, it’s clear Brandon Belt is the little brother the other guys like to kid around with. Just look at the joy all the guys get from shoving him around. You don’t wrestle around like that unless y’all are part of the same family. Also, Brandon Belt running away playfully is perfect.
The Shoulders heard round the world
Because I listen to a ton of KNBR, I rely on Brandon’s shoulders to provide me hours of entertainment. Some people find the sound of waterfalls or waves comforting. I like hearing listeners analyze what Belt’s shoulders are saying.
“Based on the angle of his shoulders, Belt is trying to tell us he isn’t ready for the Majors.”
Miss you so bad, Talkin Baseball with Marty Lurie.
He can hit
Here’s a GIF of Belt during his red-hot August. Seems like he’s found his sea legs and hopefully will carry this through to 2014 and beyond. It would be a shame if we didn’t get to see that fantastic bat drop more often.
The Defense. All the Defense.
JT Snow is my favorite Giants of all time. Brandon Belt is closing in on that title with his stellar defense. That being said, please don’t move him to left field, Bochy. Please.
In all seriousness, 2014 marks Belt’s third full year in the majors and I’m expecting a great season out of him. If not, I may need to log off Twitter forever and/or smash my AM radio.