It's easy to reference 'The Matrix' with Collin McHugh's moves, but is there a better comparison?
It was already a challenging enough night in baseball trying to figure out how
What.... Just.... Happened? pic.twitter.com/HWgDaZ6WUe— Daren Willman (@darenw) April 17, 2019
It didn't make any sense. But it happened.
As soon as it did, seemingly everyone turned back the clock to 1999 to make their best "Matrix" references. There's no shame in that! We did it, too -- Neo perfected the bullet time look, and McHugh did a pretty darn good impression.
Others went outside the box with their thinking, though. We salute them for their innovation.
Instead of "Matrix" thoughts, what about a ninja?
McHugh's mascot pal Orbit thought that he could be a secret limbo master.
Me: 😦— Houston Astros Orbit (@OrbitAstros) April 17, 2019
Collin McHugh: pic.twitter.com/MHSOPwlVNv
With that kind of flexibility, McHugh would also fit in well at Cirque du Soleil.
There was one comparison that was king though, and it was one that took another ninja to consider.
Collin McHugh vs. a Fainting Goat, Mechanics. pic.twitter.com/tbM3HyTHbV— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 17, 2019
Yes. Absolutely this.
All respect to the fainting goat, a true icon.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.