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Field Of Nightmares ?

I came across this heading, picture, and comment on an antique photography web site.

Field of Nightmares: 1910 fred_snodgrass

August 1, 1910. New York Giants centerfielder Fred Snodgrass, whose 10th-inning error in the 1912 World Series shadowed him for the rest of his life, and beyond.

Headline of his obituary in the New York Times: "Fred Snodgrass, 86, Is Dead; Ball Player Muffed 1912 Fly."Photo Property of George Grantham Bain Collection

This is one of the reasons I love baseball. This poor bastard dropped a fly ball in an important baseball game. It followed him for the rest of his life. In fact, it followed him even into death.

 

Having been a Giants fan since the seventies, I have seen my share of bad baseball. The years 2000 through 2004 were pretty sweet however. As was 1997, and who could forget the heartbreak that was 1993 ?

Comment Starter: Who will be the Fred Snodgrass of 2008 ? Who will be the guy you are p*ssed off at for the next ten years ?

 

 

 

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