Is That Your Intangibles, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: The home plate embrace has never looked more intimate than this shot of Gary Sheffield and Derek Jeter.
posted by rcade to baseball at 01:03 AM - 38 comments
I'm a fan of great sports photos, which don't show up here often because they don't lend themselves to discussion. So I'm going to dig up a few more, like this golf shot of David Toms clowning around.
posted by rcade at 01:05 AM on June 23
posted by daddisamm at 07:51 AM on June 23
I think I'd prefer the fist pound, or (gasp) the high five. Aw, who am I kidding - I want Sheffield to grab my ass. Nothing says success like a whole bunch of guys crowding around trying to touch your ass.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:57 AM on June 23
Now we know why Sheffield is having such a good year. Love can make you a better player, and a better person. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
posted by smithnyiu at 08:29 AM on June 23
posted by danostuporstar at 08:49 AM on June 23
That is fucking awesome. Fark away!
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:59 AM on June 23
The combination of longing, lingering gaze into the eyes, with the ass grab and the hug is truly the trifecta of awkward.
posted by jerseygirl at 10:05 AM on June 23
thanks rcade, that golf shot made my day
posted by emoeby at 10:15 AM on June 23
It looks more like Jeter is holding some candy and is playing "keep-away" from Sheffield... "Gimme some candy!" "No. You can't have any!" "Gimme gimme gimme!" "No!"
posted by grum@work at 10:44 AM on June 23
sheffield and jeter? did a-rod and jeter break up?
posted by celtic8 at 12:26 PM on June 23
Can someone put a rose in Jeter's mouth? I thought "tango" the first time I saw it.
posted by insomnyuk at 12:37 PM on June 23
I think it's sweet.
posted by chicobangs at 12:38 PM on June 23
Sheffield: "let me straighten out those pinstripes" Jeter: "is that your cup or are you just happy to see me?" Plus they were probably playing "Endless Love" over the stadium PA there...
posted by chris2sy at 12:46 PM on June 23
Plus they were probably playing "Endless Love" over the stadium PA there... Nope, November Rain. I do believe I know who requested it.
posted by lilnemo at 12:52 PM on June 23
Arod will not be happy about this.
posted by justgary at 01:04 PM on June 23
Arod will not be happy about this. he had his chance. sheff tried to give him some love last year but arod just didn't want any part of it. sheff seemed a bit upset with arod's rejection.
posted by goddam at 01:31 PM on June 23
Arod will not be happy about this. As if this one wasn't sufficiently tired the first time someone said it...
posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:31 PM on June 23
posted by chris2sy at 02:01 PM on June 23
close up of the jeter arod makeout
posted by at 04:14 PM on June 23
As a Red Sox fan, let me be the first to say, "I'm pretty sure that's Miguel Cairo."
posted by yerfatma at 05:29 PM on June 23
As if this one wasn't sufficiently tired the first time someone said it... Aww, I'm crushed. And here I thought it was completely original and a laugh riot. Don't be down lil brown bat, with a win today ny will split with tampa bay! Good times...
posted by justgary at 06:19 PM on June 23
Oops, never mind.
posted by justgary at 10:43 PM on June 23
do i detect a hint of schadenfreude, gary? ;-)
posted by goddam at 10:45 PM on June 23
do i detect a hint of schadenfreude, gary? ;-) Or maybe 86 years worth of envy just working its way through the spleen ;-)
posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:23 AM on June 24
posted by yerfatma at 10:02 AM on June 24
Can we unbalance the schedule some more and give Tampa 4 extra games against so they can pass them? Let's play two!
posted by YukonGold at 10:11 AM on June 24
it's my fault. i broke open my piggy bank this year and bought season tickets. and now i've cursed them. the baseball gods must hate me.
posted by goddam at 11:02 AM on June 24
Uhm, I thought those kind of thoughts were our lines? I, for one, am simply enjoying a year of not worrying how I sit on the couch might be affecting the game. The number 86 holds no fascination for us anymore. If that's the first thing out of the holster, re-arm.
posted by yerfatma at 11:44 AM on June 24
Uhm, I thought those kind of thoughts were our lines? they are (or were). i'm not really serious. although along your "sitting on the couch" lines i am thinking of taking a different route to the stadium tonight.
posted by goddam at 12:34 PM on June 24
The number 86 holds no fascination for us anymore. If that's the first thing out of the holster, re-arm. Amen brother. As a life long BoSox fan, I have a new, unfamiliar feeling this year. I thought the role-reversal of last year's ALCS would reset itself with the start of the new season. But it hasn't. The Yankees, while still a team to respect and fear in the AL East, are now the team that are underachieving, not us. It's fascinating to watch their Jekyll and Hyde season, and my 3 beer buzz still hasn't worn off yet from last year.
posted by smithnyiu at 12:41 PM on June 24
my 3 beer buzz still hasn't worn off yet from last year. That's some kinda beer. Care to share, for those of us on a budget?
posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:03 PM on June 24
That's some kinda beer. Care to share, for those of us on a budget? lbb, I'd have to say when Johnny Damon hit the grand slam in game 7 of the ALCS, that's when I felt the buzz hit. Love to share, but you'll have to get your own.
posted by smithnyiu at 02:07 PM on June 24
funny smith, that's when i threw my beer up.
posted by goddam at 02:09 PM on June 24
Love to share, but you'll have to get your own. Things being things and history being history, it wouldn't surprise me if I got "my own" before you got your next installment ;-)
posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:33 PM on June 24
lbb - do you hear that? It's the winds of change...
posted by DirkDiggler at 06:30 PM on June 25
posted by smithnyiu at 06:44 PM on June 25
Or maybe 86 years worth of envy just working its way through the spleen ;-) 86 years? How old do you think I am? That's 36 years of envy I'll have you know ;)
posted by justgary at 07:48 PM on June 25
it wouldn't surprise me if I got "my own" before you got your next installment ;-) Let me get this straight: you're going to suffer through an extended drought, watch Fox Sports insist on ridiculous curses, watch player after player enjoy success elsewhere . . . and then have your team win the Series against all odds? Where does the Cubs bandwagon board nowadays?
posted by yerfatma at 01:17 AM on June 26
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