There's only one thing to say after seeing the best postseason photo so far.
Hey, if Tiger can earn his Cigar Guy after shanking a golf shot, then Tim Lincecum(notes) clearly deserves his speechless Panda Pal in the wake of his incredible 1-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Seriously, check out the stats from that thing.
There are a couple of things to really like about this photo. First off, it features someone over the age of six wearing a panda hat. I know it's San Francisco and everyone's wearing those things in honor of Pablo Sandoval(notes), but it still has to be embarrassing to be caught in a globally distributed photo while wearing one.
Second, Panda Pal's Keanu Reeves "whoa" look perfectly represents our feelings after seeing Lincecum strike out 14 Braves batters in his playoff debut. I sat in front of my laptop for a few hours Thursday night trying to write something before finally deciding I didn't have the proper words to describe the excellence. If you had taken a picture, I'm sure I would've had the exact same look on my face.
So anyway, yes, let it be said that Panda Pal ultimately rules after saying so much by saying so little.
Anyway, let's honor P-Pal with a rousing session of Create-a-Caption. Also, if you want to Photoshop the shock and awe from Panda Pal into another scene, send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get enough, I'll publish the best.
1st — CrazyJoeNash: "These aren't the 'roids you're looking for."
2nd — Baker. " "Guys, we had fun now, we all have to get back to work. I have to save games for a playoff (contending) team and you need to refill the mustard dispensers at Carls Jr." 3
3rd — mulvi. "Our ten game losing streak was still better than all the prequels!"
HM — Sucka Punch. "Relax, that's not an Ewok. It's just Eckstein."
HM — stuart g. "Uh, hey guys, my gun doesn't seem to be working properly."