Getty Images Photog Captures Magical Phillies Moment; We Steal His Work

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Do a Google Search for "Harry How" and you'll get a lot of Harry Potter-related nonsense. "Another example in Half-Blood Prince occurs when Ron tells Harry how Fred and George tried to make him blah blah zzzzzzzzz".

But you might also learn something about Getty Images photographer Harry How, who was responsible for that excellent dugout photo you see to the left. Chase Utley and the Phillies are exuberantly reaching to touch a piece of Matt Stairs so they can try and absorb some of his magic Canadian power for their own, and Harry How was in the right spot at the right time to nail a superb pic.

Stairs' post-game comments further illustrated how excited he and his teammates were about the tater tot:

"You want to get that one big hit where you feel like you're part of the team. Not that I don't feel like I'm part of the team, by no means, but when you get that nice celebration coming into the dugout and you're getting your ass hammered by guys, it's no better feeling than to have that done."

Thanks to Yahoo for paying good money to publish Getty Images on their website so a simple sports blog like ours can merely waltz in and steal them for nothing. Internet ethics! We don't haz em!

In this YouTube interview, we learn how Harry How gets his great shots as he gives advice to aspiring sports photogs:


Harry also snagged this picture which makes me very glad to be rooting against the Dodgers right now.


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7 Comments

Wide-angle lens used to capture Matt Stairs, right?

What's weird is when I opened your loathed "this picture" link, it took me to a photo that made Matt Stairs look like Che Guevara. I was confused. Then I tried it again and it was Barbara Streisand and I understood the hatred.

Has anyone else been sorely disappointed in the celebrity sightings at Dodger Stadium? Does Jon Lovitz really qualify as a celebrity?

@freetzy

Dude, nothing says playoff baseball quite like Penny Marshall snacking through 6 straight innings. Penny, dear, you're on TV. Chew some gum.

Also, Harry How looks like too much like Sam Cassell for me to take him seriously. After he gets a good shot, does he thump his chest and point to his last name on his camera bag?

Googling Harry How is a much better idea than googling "ass hammered".

@freetzy, it's only the NLCS. IF the Dodgers make the WS, then watch the celebrity sightings skyrocket. I see stars!

Willy Who's on first, Wally What's on second and Harry How's on third.

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