Thursday, December 15, 2005

This just in


This card was just passed along: Kevin Young, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1992 Bowman #155. Thanks!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Old Bats


This giant bat billboard created quite a rhubarb around Louisville back in 2001, especially at the Embroiderers' Guild of America.

Monday, November 28, 2005

High Marx


The pitch is low and outside to Groucho Marx and his giant bat. Harpo has jumped out to catch the ball while Chico and the NY Giants look sorry to be there. 1932.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Put up your dukes


Duke hit four homers in two different World Series (1952 and 1955). Here's a photo from '52 with the NL championship giant bat ignored in the background.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Remember these guys?


McGwire and Canseco were called the Bash Brothers by some marketing geniuses for the fleeting moment when they were teammates -- young and strong. I wonder what became of them. I really wonder what became of their giant bats.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Cool Papa

We could hardly believe it when this picture showed up on Ebay. That's Cool Papa Bell swinging a giant Willie Mays bat.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Ye olde batte





These two images are stored in the Library of Congress. The caption reads "Jack Picket [John Pickett?] standing next to an oversize bat shaped trophy which reads Champions of National League Series."

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Tiger bats


We haven't been to Comerica Park, the Tigers' den, but have long heard about a pair of giant bats at one gate. This is an excellent picture that will certainly be included in the GBDB.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ono, A Giant Bat


It doesn't take a great artist to value a giant bat. We just came across this review of a Yoko Ono exhibit in London that features our favorite sports metaphor. We'll be on the lookout for a bigger picture. bat article

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