Monday, April 11, 2011

Originality In Print Journalism Is Officially Dead

Shot #1 is from ESPN the Magazine's April 18, 2011 issue (NFL Draft cover). Shot #2 is from Sports Illustrated's April 11, 2011 issue (UConn cover).

Both photos were taken by Jayne Kamin-Oncea of US Presswire, obviously milliseconds apart (you can see James Loney safely making it back to third, helmet falling over his eyes; meanwhile, Pablo Sandoval flops ground-ward without much lateral movement toward third, like a fat man playing third base). These shots were from the Dodgers' 2-1 Opening Day victory over the Giants.

I'm sure the Kamin-Oncea household is pretty happy this week. But surely there had to have been some other noteworthy shots from this game? This series? Maybe another MLB game, perhaps? Or are we all of such conformist thought that this play was the only one worth commemorating in the front section spotlighting sports photography?


Fred's Brim said...

James Loney was at third base this year? I don't believe that ever happened. I call photoshop bullshit

Steve Sax said...

Bottom 6 of opening day. He didn't score from third, however