Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Boston Ballplayer Flipped The Bird In The Earliest Known Photo Of Anyone Flipping The Bird

In 1886.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look closely. It's Youkilis.

Kevin Youkilis said...

Aw, shucks. Thought I'd disguised myself pretty well with that moustachio. But, as ever, my bad attitude just shines right through. See ya in the Bronx, boys, and I'll have yet another "bird" for you!

John M said...

That guy in the back row, third from the left. They found his name in an abandoned stimulant laboratory in the basement of a horse collar manufacturer. He was known as A-Rodney. The commissioner looked the other way. No written records exist, but A-Rodney was said to make the amazing sum of nearly $500 a year playing ball.

You can look it up.

George Herman Ruth said...

The late 1880s were rough days in organized baseball. No per diem for hot dogs and beer.

John M said...

Come back, Benny. I want to be friends.

Tracy Stallard's Dreams of 60 said...

He was a Boston ballplayer, maybe, but he was a NY'er, a homey, from Rochester. I like to think he was an undercover agent but he pitched too well to be the first Ramiro Mendoza.

Gotta love Ol' Hoss...haven't seen this pic in years. Always makes me smile.