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Welcome to GIFriday! Marlins highlights and reactions to save and share

The April 6 edition features the best and weirdest GIFs from the opening week of the 2018 season.

Every Friday during the 2018 Marlins season (starting this Friday), we will use this series to feature Fish Stripes original GIFs created that week. A variety of game highlights and silliness for our loyal readers to share or save for posterity.

From here, you can download them to your own device. On a phone/tablet, tap the image once to separate it from the article, then hold it down to save. On desktop, click the image once to separate, then right-click to save.

Keep in mind, MLB Advanced Media has their own “GIF & Embeddable Video Hub” that you can explore by searching for “Marlins” or any individual players. Our Fish Stripes GIFs capture moments that are not included in MLB’s hub.

“Siri, show me ‘solid contact’”

Lewis Brinson is scorching the ball to begin his Marlins career (even if the production doesn’t fully reflect that).

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CEO cuisine

By the 14th inning of this Cubs-Marlins game, seems that Derek Jeter and guests had already cleaned out all the fancy food from his suite at the ballpark.

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“We only had five hours of conversation planned for this broadcast, so...Craig, wave for the camera.”

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Make baseball quirky again

Odrisamer Despaigne was promptly reassigned to the bullpen after his first start. You can’t trust Despaigne to be consistently effective, but he arguably brings as much entertainment value as any Marlins pitcher.

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“Nah, I’ll stay put—gogogo!”

Although he has since been optioned down to Triple-A New Orleans, Braxton Lee demonstrated elite speed that allows him to cover up for moments of indecision.

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Long fly balls: an emotional rollercoaster

Dillon Peters had doubts about his defense making this play, but Lewis Brinson earned an applause from him after securing the catch.

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Wakanda Forever

Or at least when Brinson, Cameron Maybin and Derek Dietrich close out a Marlins win. Don’t really think that’s Garrett Cooper’s style.

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Just gettin’ started

Trevor Richards throwing the first pitch of his major league career to Mookie Betts of the Red Sox on Monday night.

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Sometimes, the ball doesn’t roll your way

Richards had to put in a lot of work when several seemingly harmless ground balls led to extra baserunners. Wasn’t much they could do with this one, though.

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“Thanks, Mr. Maybin!”

From the Maybin Mission kids camp (originally filmed during spring training).

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Can you tell that isn’t his natural position?

Offseason moves pushed Dietrich into an everyday role. His bat’s been fine, but starting to get the sense that the NL Gold Glove is going to another club’s left fielder this season.

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“I can get used to this life”

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We’ll be putting these GIFs to use daily on Twitter. Check back here next Friday to add more to your collection.