#157 – Swing Battah!

Photo taken: September 21, 2010

While there is nothing inherently strange about the statue of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Willie Stargell that sits outside of PNC Park, this photo I took of it still has a place in my beloved pantheon of fucked up statuary.  And the reason I like it so much is that (I’d assume) father and son you can see posing in front of it.  As a lefty batter myself, I know that we swinging southpaws love the ball low and inside… which is right about where those two smiling melon heads are located.  Hopefully, for their sake, “Pops” won’t suddenly spring to life and knock the two of them over the Roberto Clemente Bridge and into the Allegheny River…


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to #157 – Swing Battah!

  1. What’s also totally cool is that the father and son wanted to have a photo of them together under that statue – I bet the Dad played ball in his time and is coaching the kid while reliving his youth. Cute……those are “keeper” moments.


  2. That’s one gigantic statute! Talk about dwarfing the family posing in front of it.

  3. It’s a very cool statue. It has a lot of movement.

  4. draliman says:

    Before I read your words I was thinking the same thing. I actually cringed a little bit as I imagined the horrible impact.

  5. Trisha says:

    I thought the same thing before I even started reading. Twisted minds think alike! Sometimes. When my mind is working.

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