I am a huge sports fan. I love finding sports related memes. I find that they are usually pretty funny. In September of last year the Washington Nationals shut down pitcher Stephen Strasburg because he had reached his innings limit following elbow surgery. The Nationals went to the playoffs without him and lost. The other part of this photo that makes it a meme is the inclusion of Kanye West and his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the VMAs.
This photo is a meme because it takes two very well known things, the government shut down and the Kanye West/Taylor Swift VMA incident, and relates it to something else. It is poking fun at the government shutdown. I found this one on the MLB memes page on facebook.