Over the last two weeks we have asked you to vote on various categories of GIFs from the Yankees' 2014 season. You had to help us pick from five funny moments, five regrettable moments, five brilliant pitching performances, and five big hits. The winners from our site will go up against winners from all other MLB sites before a select few are chosen for a final vote coming soon. Here are our Yankees GIF winners.
Yankees' Funniest Moment of the Year: Brendan Ryan self-fist bump
This was easily the most competitive vote of any category, coming down to just a single vote. It's hard not to give Brendan Ryan the love he was denied by Mick Kelleher after one of his rare showings of offensive ability. The Teixeira honey bear got robbed, though.
Yankees' Most Regrettable Moment of the Year: Carlos Beltran doesn't even baseball
Beltran makes a lot of money. Usually that money is given with an expectation of doing a certain job, but Beltran did not get that memo when he decided to watch fellow outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury bounce off the outfield wall while the ball rolled along aimlessly. While Beltran was sightseeing, a runner was running. For an inside the park home run. He had one job.
Yankees' Best Defensive Play of the Year: One play, three outs
Yangervis Solarte to Brian Roberts to Scott Sizemore. Those names are, uh, pretty indicative of the horrors we saw in 2014. This play wasn't one of those horrors, however. It was made even better by the fact that it came in the Yankees' personal house of horrors at Tropicana Field. May we all hold onto this brief glimpse of hope the next time it all goes wrong for the Yankees while playing in St. Pete.
Yankees' Most Important Hit of the Year: Derek Jeter walks it off in final home game
Some people actually didn't vote for this moment. What? This was perfect. I knew it was coming, you knew it was coming. We all knew that Derek Jeter was going to come up with some kind of magic in his last game at Yankee Stadium. David Robertson blew the save just so we could all be treated to the goosebumps. Thanks, D-Rob!
Yankees' Best Pitching Appearance of the Year: Masahiro Tanaka shuts down the Mets
Masahiro Tanaka is so good, complete game shutouts are so fun, and beating the Mets is so necessary. All three things combined in Tanaka's first complete game shutout since coming over from Japan. Four hits and eight strikeouts in front of the crowd at Citi Field. Hopefully it was only the first of many, many more to come.
How do you think our GIFs will stack up against the competition from other team sites? Do any of ours have a shot at winning?