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Evening Art

Standing Couple, By David Park (1958)

Categories:  Art of the Night  Bronx Banter

Tags:  david park  standing couple

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1 ms october   ~  Apr 21, 2010 4:47 pm

cool. thanks for posting something from park alex.

this one is really nice - i like the contrast of the couple in front of the blue tones.

2 NYYfan22   ~  Apr 21, 2010 5:02 pm

is this gouache? It's stunning.

on a side note, I'm watching MLB: Inside the Moments on the MLB Network. It's part 2 -- they were on Gehrig when I tuned in. Then onto Ripken and his breaking of the record. And then a gorgeous piece on Jackie Robinson. Wow... what a man he was. JJ and I were going over the Yankees' retired numbers in the car today.

3 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 21, 2010 5:19 pm

From ESPN Trade Rumors:
Prospect to supplant Johnson in NY?
4:59 PM ET
Nick Johnson isn't exactly inspiring anyone with the bat thus

Sound like this could have any validity?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 21, 2010 6:10 pm

[3] Certainly an overreaction if at all true; it's not totally unlikely, though you'd think they'd wait a little while longer before making that determination. He was brought in mainly for his OBP, not slugging, and the hits might come the same way Teixeira's did last year. My bet is if he injures himself while he's struggling, he's as good as gone. If he picks it up and then gets injured, he'll be making cameos as long as Montero is less than average (for him). Also I bet Johnson's struggles haven't caused them to lose any close games, so it would be strange for anyone, particularly Girardi and Cash (who has to justify not bringing back Damon's bat) to pull the plug so quickly.

5 NYYfan22   ~  Apr 21, 2010 6:31 pm

dang, I thought tonight's game was at 4pm. oh well. 3 more hours...

6 monkeypants   ~  Apr 21, 2010 7:38 pm

[3] Sound like this could have any validity?


Meanwhile, the Cubs are moving Zambrano to the BP. From the story on ESPN.com, I found this quote amusing:

"[Piniella] told me that probably [assistant general manager] Randy [Bush] or [GM] Jim Hendry was looking for an eighth-inning guy," Zambrano told the Tribune. "And when they find a guy and trade [for a] guy and get that guy here, I will be back to the rotation.

So now, it seems, the moniker "eighth inning guy" has become enshrined as some sort of widely used, technical term. And with that development other teams' fans get to enjoy endless X-jobber debates about who will fill the all-important eighth inning guy role. Lastly, Zambrano iis kidding himself. He must realize that once he is dubbed the eighth inning guy, he will be ensconced there no matter whom the team trades for or what dregs fill his spot in the rotation. Because, you know, it's the eighth inning!!!

God Bless Tony LaRussa.

7 monkeypants   ~  Apr 21, 2010 7:41 pm

[3][4] More seriously, there is NO WAY Montero sees significant playing time in NYC this year, no matter how well he hits at AAA. They want him behind the plate. Moreover, the YAnkees are leading the league in runs per game; I doubt they are worried about rushing a catching prospect.

8 ms october   ~  Apr 21, 2010 8:07 pm

[6] wow, it is official - the 8th inning is THE most important inning without a doubt.

[7] yep, mp agree with you fully. montero is going to be given a chance to stick behind the plate.
with the yankees playing so well these yahoos need something to keep themselves entertained - nj's 146 average will give them way more mileage for a story than a 407 obp, or a 331 woba.

9 thelarmis   ~  Apr 22, 2010 12:34 am

i know this thread is dead, but...

i'm not a fan of this piece of art. perhaps 'coz it reminds me of the cover to Bob Dylan's "Self Portrait" album, which was pretty terrible - both the music and the cover art...

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