Last year, when Jimmy Rollins was in his first year doing the TBS baseball broadcast, I tweeted something about how his gray hair was making me feel my age. I didn’t @ him, I just used his name. Then me and my boyfriend drove to a local mediterranean place for dinner.
Suddenly, my phone started blowing up. They had shown my tweet on the air during the postgame show! But I had missed it! I was heartbroken.
Jimmy Rollins is looking mighty fine in that lavender jacket and purple tie. Mmmhmm.— Liz Roscher (@lizroscher) October 18, 2017
I mean, he looked good. (I almost tweeted about his arms, which are HUGE and amazing.)
So being that it was nearly 1am, my boyfriend and I turned off the TV and went into the bedroom to actually sleep. I had not a care in the world. Because the same thing that happened last year wouldn’t happen this year, right?
EXCEPT IT DID HAPPEN AGAIN!
So yes. My tweet made it onto TV again, and again I wasn’t there to see it. But this time someone had captured not just a picture, but video.
AAAHHHHHH! JIMMY ROLLINS WINKED AT ME. I KNOW HE DID IT ON TV SO TECHNICALLY IT WAS FOR EVERYONE BUT THAT WINK WAS FOR ME AND NOTHING IN MY LIFE WILL BE THE SAME EVER EVER AGAIN.
I love you, Jimmy Rollins. Please officially retire as a Phillie so I and the rest of my dedicated TGP writers can shower you with the love and admiration you so richly deserve. When it happens, I can promise that there will be an entire Jimmy Rollins Day dedicated to you on our site.
And to the TBS producer person who keeps choosing my tweets for the broadcast: good job. You obviously have excellent taste, so keep up the great work.