Relive the best in defense with these Golden GIFs of the 2015 NL Gold Glove winners
There are many ways one could celebrate the 2015 National League Gold Glove Award winners, announced on Tuesday night. One could go out and play catch, and try to recreate some of the plays made by this year's honorees. One could have a special little cake dedicated to each player. One could go out and coat his or her baseball glove in actual gold.
Or, one could simply watch these nine GIFs highlighting some of the best plays made by this year's NL Gold Glove Award winners. Yeah, that seems like the best idea.
And you can check out the AL Gold Glove Award winners here.
P: Zack Greinke
Look, you don't lead the majors with a 1.66 ERA (!) without helping yourself out on occasion. Zack Greinke knows how to hustle:
C: Yadier Molina
You'd think that after seven straight Gold Glove Awards, MLB players would've learned not to run on Yadi. But they didn't, which means Molina won his eighth in a row.
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
Plays like the double play below prove that he didn't win this just so we could spend the next year calling him Paul GoldGloveschmidt. But that doesn't mean we won't spend the next year calling him that.
2B: Dee Gordon
We could make a joke about calling him "Gee Dordon," as in "Gee, Dordon you sure are good at second," but who has time for spoonerisms when there is this play to watch over and over ... and over:
3B: Nolan Arenado
There is no outright rule against wizardry in MLB, so Arenado won his third Gold Glove Award. Fun fact: Arenado has won every year he's been in the Majors. Will he ever lose? Probably not.
SS: Brandon Crawford
Which was more majestic: Crawford's lunging catch to rob a hit, or the way the wind blew through his luscious hair?
LF: Starling Marte
Presenting the most casual throw to nab a runner at third base from left field by a future Gold Glove Award winner, ever.
CF: A.J. Pollock
Pollock in center field is a testament to what a man can accomplish when he doesn't mind belly flopping onto solid earth.
RF: Jason Heyward
Probably the most impressive thing about Heyward's play in right field is that he literally did it without looking.