I must sound like a broken record, but with only SIX more days without baseball, I’m starting to get anxious. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Scottsdale next Friday and I’m ready to have a constant stream of trivial Giants news filling my twitter feed every day. I want to know hear all about Buster Posey’s extra 10 pounds behind the plate. I want to know how Ryan Vogelsong’s hand has healed and see if his fastball has picked up some MPHs. Are the particles in Matt Cain’s shoulder healed? So. Many. Questions.
What better way to count down the last week before pitchers and catchers report than to celebrate one of the most beloved pitchers of them all — Sergio Romo. While we usually only see him for a few pitches a game, his fun and outgoing spirit lends itself to GIFs that makes Romo utterly lovable. Check it out:
Master of the Reverse Romo Bomb
Not only does Sergio Romo dole out a great Romo Bomb but he can take them as well. Ken Rosenthal gives Romo a taste of his own medicine and he takes it all in stride. In fact, he barely looks fazed.
Besties with his teammates
Romo is universally loved by his teammates, even if it doesn’t look that way in the following GIF. Bonus points for a convincing “I’ve been punched” face… eyes rolled in the back of his head and everything.
Can Grow One Hell of a Beard
I’ll be honest. I much prefer this beard to the one that we used to see in the 9th inning a few years ago. Romo also seems to love his facial hair and often shows it a lot of love while waiting for “El Mechon” to blare in the stadium.
Understands the Giants/Dodger Rivalry
Some people may have felt Romo mocking Hanley’s googles was bush league, but I like a guy who understands the deep rivalry between the two clubs. Also, Hanley Ramirez deserves to be made fun of as much as possible so in my eyes, Romo is a modern day hero.
This is how every game should end.