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GIF-story: Ron Gardenhire vs. Aaron Hicks

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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Story time!

Eighth inning in Boston on Tuesday night, liner to center off the bat of Jonny Gomes, Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks makes the play but does so with a bit too much nonchalance for a certain salty hombre tasked with riding this herd ...

Back in the Minnesota dugout, manager Ron Gardenhire took notice. Please do observe that not even wholesome, restorative sunflower seeds can cure what presently ails him. Also observe the nearby outfield coach working that gum like a last chance ...

After a brief period of time that Gardenhire seems to have devoted to resolute smoldering, he bends the ear of that outfield coach, quite possibly with words both naughty and menacing ...

"I find myself displeased by recent baseball events," Gardenhire might have said. "I shall take decisive steps."

The inning ends, and Mr. Hicks makes his way back to Gardenhire's lair. Hicks's last flicker of a glance at the camera is demonstrably a plea to you, the material witness. If I don't come back, tell my story so that others may heed ...

Now, back in the duguout, the Gardenhire Sessions, complete with authoritative gestures, commence ...

Look at Justin Morneau, pretending to drop something so as to afford continued eavesdropping. Listening through the keyhole while his little brother gets it, is what that is.

And finally, Gardenhire glowers at you, the onlooker, so as to caution you never to speak of what you have seen ...

"You want a piece of this, chuckles?"

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