Thank God for rain-delayed night games that stretch into the early-morning hours.
Without them, we wouldn’t be treated to fans who transcend sport.
If you’re looking at the photo below, you’re probably thinking, ‘Hey, what’s L.A. Dodgers closer Brian Wilson doing behind home plate.’
Then you realize Wilson is on the mound, closing things out against the Washington Nationals Monday night.
That’s right, the guy in blue is Wilson’s overzealous doppelganger, a guy who agonizes over every single pitch to our amusement.
Check out his reactions at the start of the highlight when Wilson misses outside.
Listen close enough and you can hear his dismay. “Oh, come on!” he appears to yell.
It’s not long before the colour commentators get in on the joke.
“You see Brian Wilson’s brother’s really upset there,” one of them jokes.
Without missing a beat, his partner played along: “Yep, Buddy Wilson really hacked off about that call.”
Wait for the end. It all gets better, despite the Nationals winning 4-0.