This Is the Best Photograph of the 2010 Baseball Season

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Did I say best photograph? I take that back. There's no way that's an actual photograph of an actual event; it looks more like the Texas Rangers hired a neoclassical artist to travel with the team and paint interesting scenes with a dab of Chiaroscuro and a side order of empathy for a tragic hero. Go to Big League Stew and see a higher resolution version if you disagree with me. It's simply the most perfect illustration of the human condition (of being stabbed with a toothpick).

That's Rangers ace Cliff Lee staring off into the ether after being hit by fragments of Jack Cust's shattered bat. Lee is being examined by coaches, teammates, trainers, umpires, and if you squint, I think you can see the San Diego Chicken in the background. Can you sense the remorse and regret in the faces of the men in that picture? This masterpiece has the feel of a modern-day Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, except the role of a rueful Plato has been replaced by Mike Maddux, and hemlock has been replaced with shards of maple.

(photograph stolen from the AP wire, with no remorse)


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23 Comments

I like the low res picture better. It has more of an impressionist feel to it.

I do like this photo better:
http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2010/09/cover.html

It has more of a pop art feel to it.

More like poop art, amirite?

Let he who hasn't confused Mike Maddux for Socrates cast the first stone.

Let he who hasn't confused Mike Maddux for Plato cast the first stone.

Let he who hasn't confused Mike Maddux for Guy Clark cast the first stone

The only thing this is missing is Pedobear.

If you put a table in front of them it kind of looks like The Last Supper. Cliff Lee is Jesus!!!

I thought the same thing, BCTF! YOU AND ME, WE'RE THE SAME

Colonel's right. It's only missing Pedobear... and autograph-seeking Iracane.

BTW,
I had a feeling Jesus would be left handed

Fuck yeah left-handed Jesus. LEFTIES WILL RULE THE WORLD

Ask and y'all shall receive.

Presenting 'Texas Supper'.

My wife sent me a link to my baby girls pictures that they took last weekend. This picture made me think of WoW

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4707/63152788.png

That is one cute Minnesotan, BC.

That Joe Cowley is right, MN girls are much better looking than their male counterparts.

Ron Washington's undies are so dirty right there.

Jesus was a lefty? Bullshit. Sister Joan told me in second grade that left-handed people were an abomination before God and would roast in hell. Caused me some agita as Dad and Sis are both lefties. Don't tell me she was wrong.

Cute kid, BC.

BREAK OUT THE YAKETY SAX AND THE TREADMILLS, IT'S SHRIMPIN' TIME

I was thinking last supper, though I actually knew about the Death of Socrates painting before you mentioned it. The one chance I get to flaunt my highbrow background in a sea of dick joke comments...poof!

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