2007-04-15

993. Plugged

A wad of tobac
under his lower lip...
Spring training.

10 comments:

Masago said...

A wad of tobac
under his lower lip...
Spring training.

992: Lip.

[It is common knowledge that baseball players have a fancy for chewing tobacco. Here the image is of a player beginning the season's training on the right foot. Or, should I say, on the right cheek? Outside of baseball, the chewing habit has declined in recent years. I once knew someone for years and only recently discovered that he had been secretly chewing tobacco all that time when it came to light that he had developed cancer of the mouth.]

Aurora Antonovic said...

It's a bad habit, but it does illustrate this piece well.

Bill said...

I remember the lopsided faces of major leaguers in the old days.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Go Cardinals! (life-long fan) :)

floots said...

a wonderful frozen moment
with that underlying threat

Pamela said...

oh oh oh.... I could totally see that (and the spit coming up soon, too)

John McDonald said...

nice one vaughn
john

Pat Paulk said...

One vice I never wanted to experiment with. Smoked it for too many years. Great title!!

polona said...

baseball has never been particularly popular here but i can imagine this one :)

Masago said...

Aurora: Thanks.

Bill: ...and I'd not have wanted to walk in front of their dugouts. :-)

Andrew: Cool...do you catch the games?

Floots: Thanks...and yes, I'd want to keep my distance from them too. :-)

Pamela: :-)

John: Thanks.

Pat: Me 2. Thanks.

Polona: It's football there, right? Somehow I can't imagine them doing this. :-)