The not necessarily greatest moments in sports

Catcher and runner at home plate

One of life’s most embarrassing moments is when a runner scores totally unimpeded by accurate and timely defensive efforts. This only if you are not the runner.

At athletic events, there are two media types, those who sit in the heated and/or nicely cooled press box and then the rest of us who are down among the gladiators in either blazing sun, freezing wind, untoward precipitation, and/or on rare occasions, a moderation which is none of the above.

Runner at second base

Click on dusty guy to see more sports pix.

That said, most of us downstairs are recording imagery of one sort or another and we leave with said images in hand. Most of the sports images you see depict the dramatic moments of sports. Rarely do you see the oops moments, but most of us hang on to ’em.

Today we reveal what is not normally seen – or a frame or two away from what was seen. At this point we encourage you to wander over to the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com and see similar imagery. We’ll wait here while you look.

Outfielders with a loose ball

Another moment of introspection — when no one seems to know what to do with the ball.

Third baseman and runner

And finally, that moment of reality when the runner realizes that stealing third base was not such a cool idea after all.

Today, you have taken a peek at the underbelly of sports photography. Hope you enjoyed the brief sojurn.

Joe Dempsey

Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

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