Photo taken: September 23, 2009
This is the only photo in the upper echelon of my countdown that doesn’t really have that WOW factor to it… but if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might be aware of its significance and how it taught me a new meaning of a word that I thought was merely an immature Beavis and Butthead term (huh huh huh!!). I was walking through downtown Cleveland on my baseball trip there nine years ago killing time before the game and I passed this guy who was clearly some type of businessman on break indulging in a kids game they had set up on the sidewalk. After I passed by him, I impulsively decided to sneak a photo of him playing beanbag toss… and only after I posted the photo in another online forum did someone pipe up that the dude was cornholing. Cornholing!?!? Really? Yep, that’s what they apparently call beanbag toss in Ohio, and it’s supposedly very popular there. I’ve rerun the photo of Cornhole Man on my blog many times… and something neat about the picture that I didn’t notice before using it on my blog is that I caught the moment right before the beanbag he was tossing landed. Whether or not the bag entered the cornhole and earned him a ringer? bullseye? Yahtzee?…. well, that is something that we’ll never know.