GIF: Oscar Taveras's first HR, now with extra aesthetic pleasure

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As noted in this handsome space, on Saturday Cardinals wunderkind Oscar Taveras homered in his first big-league game. Now, courtesy of @Nick_Pants, comes the following action-news GIF, which shows young Mr. Taveras's handiwork in aesthetically pleasing slow motion ...  

That, onlookers, shall henceforth be known as "the follow-through of mighty and beautiful gods." If there's such a thing as a "creation story GIF," then this bit of true lore was just that. 

The raindrops are present not because rain was forecasted, but rather because the raindrops wanted to see Oscar Taveras play this, our baseball. The thunderclaps did not attend because they were not needed. 

(Wink of CBS eye: @drewsilv)

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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