GIFs Gone Wild

by Jason Epstein

Or as the overlords at SB Nation call it, “The GIF Oracle.”

Here’s the description of the new, funny feature:

There are thousands upon thousands of sports GIFs spread across the Internet, but the GIF Oracle contains only 200 or so that were judged by its creator, Jon Bois, to be of exceptional quality.

The GIF Oracle is a living database. As new GIFs are discovered, either through SB Nation’s This Week In GIFs series or elsewhere, the best ones will be added to the Oracle. When appropriate, new pages will be created.

My favorites among Bois’s originals is this one featuring Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings:

In the latest edition, the phantom throw from the Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera did not make much of an impression with the voters, finishing dead last with a mere 5 percent of the ballots cast:

With a whopping 38 percent of the vote, Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals was declared the winner for his antics along the first-base line.

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