Reds pitcher Amir Garrett is his own best hype man.
Everyone needs someone in their life to pump them up. Amir Garrett only needs himself.
“You’re a bad MFer,” Garrett was seen mouthing. He went on to get the strikeout with an 87-mph slider.
After the pitch, Garrett appeared to say something in the neighborhood of, “Stop doubting me. Stop doubting me.”
And just like that, a new epic GIF was born.
Amir Garrett’s self-affirmation should be embraced by all.
Garrett is in his fourth year with the Reds and just had his first save last week while filling in as a closer. He’s got a reason to be confident in himself right now.
Cincinnati went on to beat Milwaukee, 6-3. It was an important victory keeping the Reds in a wildcard spot while putting a dent in the Brewers’ own pursuit of postseason play. They will face off again on Tuesday and Wednesday with playoff implications on the line.
Garrett only saw two batters in his appearance on Monday night. He struck out Avisail Garcia swinging and walked Christian Yelich.
The results of those at bats won’t be remembered very long, but the moment Garrett motivated himself will live on forever thanks to his self-hype. That GIF should stay in circulation online. It should even find use in daily life.
If you don’t remind yourself “You’re a bad MFer” the next time you pitch something at a meeting, lift weights or prepare to change a diaper, you’re doing something wrong.
From now on, be like Amir Garrett. Be your own hype man.