What a long, strange journey it's been from this image, which quickly became fodder for jokes...
...to this image of pure elation:
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Juan Uribe's "zero to hero" redemption arc has been my favorite story of this baseball season. I never would have suspected in 2011 that he'd end up one of my favorite players to watch.
I can't wait to see how this ends.*
*I mean, OTHER than him getting re-signed for 2014, since that seems like a given at this point.