Carlos Martinez is an excellent pitcher. As a starter, however, we are only graced by his pitching every five days (or so), which is a bummer. The good part about this, though, is that on the four days he is not pitching, he becomes more of a spectator, like us, but with better seats, access to the players, and there is still a possibilty he might make it into the game. The biggest difference between not-pitching Carlos and us, though, is that he is better. He is the best. Win or lose, Carlos is enjoying the game he loves, and honestly, we could all probably learn or thing or two from that.
In honor of his status as the best fan in baseball, here is a gif montage via the incomparable @VanHicklestein of him throwing water in people's faces:
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what else is going on in baseball...
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- Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers pulled a classic prank on the Rays' mascot | SBNation.com
- Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2016 season | True Blue LA
- Giancarlo Stanton celebrated 'Star Wars Day' by working out as Chewbacca | SBNation.com
what the cardinals are up to...
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- Adam Wainwright shows off crazy pitcher power with second-deck home run | MLB.com
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the philidelphia philidelphias
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the nl central
- Jake Arrieta shuts down Pirates in Cubs' win | MLB.com
- Francisco Cervelli shares his secret for pitch framing: 'Love the ball' | MLB.com