GIFS: Marcus Stroman is Pumped to Be Back in Toronto

It may have been mid-September on the calendar, but for Marcus Stroman, last night was his Home Opener.

Throwing to an energetic sold-out crowd, Marcus Stroman was not only electric on the mound, but also in his demeanor. And it didn’t seem to affect him adversely at all … if anything, it charged Stroman up to pitch even better at the Rogers Centre in his home debut.

Watch him wait patiently as his teammates turn a crucial double play behind him.


The movement on Marcus Stroman’s pitches was incredible, as evidenced by this ball thrown to Jackie Bradley Jr. Poor guy didn’t even stand a chance against it.

And lastly, I think this might be my favourite Marcus Stroman GIF so far. The range of emotions he displays here is almost worthy of an Oscar nomination. First there’s anxious, exhilarated, almost a touch of anger, followed by an extreme sense of cool.

Image and GIF footage via MLB/Sportsnet

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

One thought on “GIFS: Marcus Stroman is Pumped to Be Back in Toronto

  • September 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    My favourite part of the Boston series this weekend was Stroman sitting near the entrance to the dugout, sharing popcorn out of his hat with Price, Tulo, and a couple other guys. Wish I could find a GIF of that one, they showed it a few times on TV!

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