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Friday, October 20, 2006

Cardboard Crosby: Columbus 2005

Ack. Friday night and no baseball. I'm going through withdrawal symptoms.

Thought I'd share Bubba's 2005 Columbus Clippers baseball card. I've seen scans of some of his other cards online, but never this one.

Not a great picture, IMO. The sunlight is too harsh for a portrait. And the camera angle is slightly worms-eye. Not sure if they were trying to make him look bigger, or if it was just a short photographer.

And I guess we know why Bubba's so often posed with the bat on his right shoulder, even though he's left-handed. Holding the bat on the left shoulder, as a lefty normally would, blocks the team logo found on the left breast of your standard baseball uniform.

And here's the back of the card:

(Click on the image for a larger version.)

posted by BubbaFan, 8:02 PM


That's cool. Thanks.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, October 20, 2006 10:17 PM  
Thanks for the picture! He looked a little worried in it or something, but hey, it's a picture of Bubba so it can never be too bad!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, October 21, 2006 10:31 AM  
I think he's just squinting because of the bright sunlight. One of the hazards of photographing people in direct sun.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, October 21, 2006 11:43 AM  

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