IMPORTANT OFFSEASON GIF: Hyun-Jin Ryu slurping noodle, in reverse

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On this day and others grimly like it, there is no baseball being played, at least at the highest and most pleasing level. Still and yet, the cultural imprints of this, our baseball are out there, waiting to be found and waiting to sustain us. 

For instance, here is a reverse GIF of Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu consuming a noodle with the zeal of the newly converted ... 

But wait: Is that a reverse noodle-slurp, or is that the Great Noodle Marvelous, who emerges from pursed lips once each year in order to bring toys and treats to all who are pure of heart? 

Yes, is the answer. 

This is the offseason, and this has been a GIF of Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu reverse-slurping a noodle.

(Wink of CBS eye: @My KBO, for the original video)

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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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