Best Short Film
GIFs have become an important part of baseball, as many fans use them to react to situations. From a Posey thumbs up to Bumgarner fist pump, fans have come up with some creative ways to embed Giants into almost any situation. There are also videos that are simply so hilarious or unique or interesting, that they stand alone.
Slow Down Hunter
With Johnny Cueto on the bases, Hunter Pence crushed a home run. Cueto had no interest in running around the bases and asked Pence to slow down. As they both trotted across home plate, we were rewarded with this GIF:
Speed Up Hunter
Cueto knows that Pence gives 110% every moment he is on the field and this GIF is proof of that as Pence nearly catches teammate Denard Span to home plate.
Even Bumgarner smiles, and we have proof.
Duane Kuiper is the GOAT
The best moment of the 2017 season may have happened in the stands. A fan wearing a Duane Kuiper jersey had an easy foul ball drop out of his hand and he was distraught to say the least.
Then, Kuiper left his radio booth and walked all the way over to the 300 section and snuck up on the depressed fan with a gift, an autographed baseball.
Even in a down year, the broadcasters can bring us back.
Of course, one GIF can’t tell the whole story. The WINNER of the 2017 Giants Oscar for Best Short Film goes to this sequence from A Fan and Kuip.