While examining the animated GIF embedded here of Elvis Andrus first homering and then, second, lazily tossing aside his bat, one is confronted by three facts, as follow:
1. Firstly, that it is not uncommon for base-and-ball traditionalists to suggest that it is incumbent upon each player, when he has homered, to “act like he’s been there before”; but also that
2. Noted pre-Socratic philosopher and pretty sad mec Heraclitus famously announced that “one can never step into the same river twice”; and finally that
3. Prior to his home run this evening, Elvis Andrus had recorded precisely zero of those (i.e. home runs) this season.
Confronted by these facts, is what one is.
Credit to concerned citizen of the internet Ben Hudson for bringing this to the author’s attention.
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.