Thursday, April 30, 2009

Around the Bases

It's about
the ball,
the bat,
the mitt,
the bases
and the fans.
It's done
on a diamond,
and for fun.
It's about
home, and it's
about run.
~May Swenson

Baseball Bugs
By Friz Freleng

new moon
By Larry Welo

Kneeds to Play from Cincinnati's Bats Incredible project
Artist unknown, photo by Todd Ely

Tracking Flies
from the Ringor Softball Art Gallery

Mockingbird Sings to the Relief Pitcher
By Dave Baldwin

I love the story that goes with this one:
Once a teammate (from Alabama) told the artist that it was bad luck for a ballplayer to hear a mockingbird sing - the inconsistency of the bird's songs was contagious and the player would soon begin to play in the same manner. Later, two other players, one from Louisiana and one from North Carolina, told of similar superstitions. The pitcher in the picture isn't happy to test the validity of this theory.

A photo description of the creation of a baseball-themed public art sculpture in Frederick, MD. Another Frederick, MD baseball arts project has been written up here.

You might also want to check out "Unforgettaballs."

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