And now, a celebration of the very best GIFs that Marcus Stroman has given us
Marcus Stroman is not your ordinary pitcher. Since debuting in 2014, he has established himself as one of most exciting and excitable young players in the game, always there to provide excellent reactions at the drop of a hat. He's also embraced any and all opportunities that have come his way, whether it's goat yoga, providing guest verses for Mike Stud, hanging out with Drake or serenading dogs.
So, in honor of Stroman's 27th birthday on Tuesday, here are a few of the best GIFs that he's provided to us over the years.
Stroman's shimmy has become so iconic that it's getting its own bobblehead.
The WBC Hero
Stroman earned MVP honors in the 2017 World Baseball Classic after a dominant performance over Puerto Rico that featured six no-hit innings and plenty of style points.
The Cardboard Version
Matching Our Reactions to Kevin Pillar
... and again.
"I'm just happy to have him back there saving me runs, saving me from working out of trouble," Stroman has said regarding Pillar's phenomenal defense behind him.
The Celebratory Teammate
Eyes on the prize.
Anytime the Blue Jays get to celebrate something, Stroman brings out his inner David Brent.
Stroman would fit in well in a #PitchersWhoRake lineup alongside Shohei Ohtani and Madison Bumgarner. At the very least, his home run celebration is on point:
The Gold Glover
Winning a Gold Glove Award for your defensive prowess on the mound means that losing a cleat while running is no big deal.
So happy birthday, Stro. Perhaps when your pitching days are done you'll have a career as an entertainer of a different kind.