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Did the Mets find an answer to Yankees Fan GIF? Well, no, but nice try!

Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman gets dap from his teammates here; at another point in Thursday’s game, he was getting something else from the Citi Field stands. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

Google “Yankees Fan GIF” (or something like that) and you’ll immediately come across one of the most famous sports GIFs around. It’s from a 2010 playoff game against the Rangers, following a Robinson Cano home run (the Yankees went on to lose the game, 10-3), and it’s worth several amused viewings.

(H/T SB Nation)

Thursday night, the Braves’ Freddie Freeman caught a foul ball at Citi Field, which set the stage for a Mets fan to do this:

Well done! The emotion, the gesticulating — it’s all there. However, it must be said that, as things so often go with the two New York baseball teams, Mets Fan GIF can’t quite measure up to Yankees Fan GIF. The latter was such a classic in its genre, it spawned fan fiction, as well as an animated version:

(H/T Reddit)

So, sorry, Mets Fan GIF, you’re good, but that’s too high a bar to clear. Although I do like you better than 2012’s Yankees Fan GIF: The Sequel, which is like almost all sequels in its failure to match the original:

And here is video of the moment that led to Mets Fan GIF:

Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.



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Des Bieler · July 10, 2014