Critique Welcomed Spot the Ball (US Version)

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  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego last September.

    Olympus OM-2n and Kodak Tri-X 400 processed in Rodinal.

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    "Termite And Pest Control. INC. For A Job Done Right..." Somehow that tickles me. Not the sort of thing one usually sees at a sporting fixture, not in Scotland at least.

    Fine shot, Brian. Try-X doing its job well.
     
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Rob. (Termite control doesn't tickle me at all, since my house is due a treatment!)
     
  4. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I think this is a great picture with everything sharp and crisp. A very telling picture and I do believe that the ball is to be found straight down from the sign " JOB DONE " into the field, right outside the inne lighter circle. My guess.:D
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Your guess may be correct, Ivar. Or that may be dust on the scan. I honestly do not know. Thanks for the comments, Ivar.
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Love the scale of this (and the lack of termites!). Super stuff. :)
     
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Pete. Much appreciated.
     
  8. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Timely photo. A really good one too.

    Spring training just started. The boys of summer will soon be at work. I'm a big baseball fan, especially the Detroit Tigers. Go Tigs!
     
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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks John. Much appreciated.

    Dodger fan on this end. (Although, to be honest, I no longer follow baseball as closely as I used to. I still love the game, though.)

    Coincidentally I saw a game at Tiger Stadium 7 or 8 years ago.

    By the way, I am guessing that you may not know what "Spot the Ball" was since I do not think it was an American thing at all. Spot the Ball was a game that some UK newspapers published each week. Basically it was a picture taken at a football match (soccer game) yet the ball was not visible in the image--it had been processed out. You would take a pen and mark with an X the various spots you thought the ball was located. You would use the players' body angles and facial expressions as your clues to the ball's location. You would cut the picture out and send it in along with a small fee and if you had guessed right you'd win a few quid. Something like that.
     
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  10. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Nope, didn't know about that game, but it sounds fun. If the ball wasn't visible in this photo, I'd guess it was a little bit lower.

    If you saw a game at Tiger Stadium, it was about twice that long ago. The Tigers moved into their new park, Comerica Park, in 1999 or 2000. I've seen a lot of games at both parks, but a lot more at the old stadium, of course. Actually, "a lot" is a bit of an overstatement. I've seen a half-dozen at the new park and a few dozen at Tiger Stadium.
     
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    You're right, John. I had forgotten. I was at the new park. I wish I had gotten into the old Tiger Stadium. I think it was from 1917, that park. (Old time baseball fascinates me.) Its a disappointment to me that I never got to Yankee Stadium nor to the old Comiskey Park (though I was tantalizingly close to Comiskey one night while on business in Chicago, but there was a perfect storm conspiring to prevent me getting in: It was near the end of the season, the Sox were in contention and it was the third night of a three game home stand against the A's, whom they had beaten the two previous nights. The stadium was filled to capacity and I couldn't get a ticket. My main memory is of so many Sox fans carrying brooms into the stadium.) I did make it to Wrigley Field one day, though.
     
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  12. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Never made it to the old Yankee Stadium. I have been to both Chicago stadiums. They are practically next door. :) Fans from Michigan never got a great reception at Comiskey, but Wrigley was fine for out of towners. I've also been to Royals Stadium and Arlington Stadium.
     
  13. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It would be nice to visit all the parks. Went to BOB once. (Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.) Night game. After it a lot of people stuck around to watch them open the roof. Dodger Stadium many times. Anaheim Stadium when it was new and also the remodeled version. Also the really bad one in between the old and the new. Got a foul ball there once. Off Garciaparra's bat when he was with the Red Sox. (Remember him John?) Had to fight for that ball. It's a little bit of a story.
     
  14. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Remember him? I hope so. He had the coolest name in baseball and, if that wasn't enough, it wasn't that long ago. Not long ago to someone my age, anyway.
     
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  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    No idea what you're on about but a nice conversation none-the-less! The power of a photograph! :)
     
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