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…
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.
I’m sure they never suspected Mom wasn’t the only one taking their picture underneath the statue…. or that they’d become unintentional blog stars due to the angle I got that photo at!
Smile: You’re on candid camera!
That’s one gigantic statute! Talk about dwarfing the family posing in front of it.
I never met Willie Stargell, but I’m going to guess it probably isn’t life sized….
It’s a very cool statue. It has a lot of movement.
Hopefully not TOO much movement, or those people are going to have to get out of the way…
Before I read your words I was thinking the same thing. I actually cringed a little bit as I imagined the horrible impact.
Maybe I should see if whoever runs the Friday Fictioneers series wants to use this photo. I already love the track you’re on with it…
I thought the same thing before I even started reading. Twisted minds think alike! Sometimes. When my mind is working.
I’m glad there are twisted minds who think like that, so there are people who can read my blog and not be offended when something gruesome happens to Buster!