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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A BALL GAME SURPRISE

My baseball buddy Steve invited me to Phoenix last week for a Diamondbacks baseball game. I hadn't been to the old ball park for quite awhile so it was a treat. But we were both in for a surprise.

Midway through the game I was nudged and then handed a gift.


While we were watching the baseball game, a caricaturist who signs his name "Roger Pops" was watching me!

Apparently he does this at baseball games, unobtrusively sketching people at the ball games, then putting the finished product in a mylar cover and giving it to the subject.

You can just barely see his hands at work here down at the end of our row, beyond the fellow keeping score.


I took a photo of him later but to my great disappointment accidentally deleted it when I got home.

During the period between innings at the games the cameras scan the stands looking for something to put on the Jumbotron screen. With Steve and I holding up the picture next to my head and mugging and waving, one of the cameramen spotted us and there we were for our 15 minutes (more like a few seconds) of fame on the big screen for every one else in the stadium to see.  It was a kick.

Thanks Roger and thanks Steve!

6 comments:

  1. Waiting for that foul ball.

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  2. Cool sketch and great story. Sorry to have missed you and Steve on the Kiss Cam!

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  3. That is very cool. I though you were going to say you got a foul ball...every kids baseball game dream...and then handed it to a nearby kid.

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  4. And you somehow reminded me of a story.

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  5. What a kick indeed! So much time to use during a baseball game.

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