Vin Scully is the best announcer in the world. Koalas are cute animals that eat eucalyptus leaves and look boss in the arms of celebrities. Combine the two, and you get the equivalent of napalm lighting the entire Internet with a wave of giddy screams from baseball fans.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' official Twitter feed posted this image in the early hours of Wednesday, deciding the world has had enough time to enjoy the Internet:
Shut down the Internet: pic.twitter.com/z2vlYQ9ko5— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 19, 2014
Yes, that is Scully wearing his usual dapper attire, which is made all the more special since he decided to include the biggest smile known to man.
Really, this is how anybody with a heart would react when they see a koala in front of them. Suddenly we are 5-year-olds being asked if we want to hold a puppy.
Not that Scully needs it in the slightest, but animals have been busy making sports personalities look all the more wonderful since 2012, which is when Yao Ming decided his lap needed a baby panda, and it needed it immediately.
Here are some more images from a Twitter feed that managed to capture all that is right in Dodger-land at the moment.
Another gem from tonight: pic.twitter.com/aSQFkVnT3N— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 19, 2014
Seeing as how you are into this kind of stuff, we give you Clayton Kershaw having a grand ol' time with a joey.
The Dodgers are in Sydney, Australia, because MLB decided long ago that America's pastime is best started internationally.
The Blue Crew will take on the Diamondbacks at about the time most of you will be coming home from the bars: 4 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Here is the stunning transformation the pitch went through:
Not all participants are having a ball. The Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez caught up with Andre Ethier. Here is how a conversation about the upcoming series went:
Without the slightest trace of a smile, a clearly irritated Ethier sarcastically recited the company line.
“Glad to be here,” Ethier said. “Fun trip. This is a good time. Great for baseball. Good for Australia. Happy to be here, guys.”
What prompted the snide remark were questions regarding the conditions in center field, which he will be defending in the two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He obviously didn’t like what he saw out there.
Someone get the guy a koala.
The best part, obviously, is that Scully will be in the booth to kick off the season, which just seems like the exact way it should be.
With a few days to go before the teams play one another, we imagine there will be a great deal more images floating across the transom of various Twitter feeds.
So it's a good thing that image of Scully and a koala didn't actually break the Internet.
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