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David Ortiz’s grand slam photo: All about the angles


Two different views of Torii Hunter tumbling into the Red Sox bullpen attempting to catch David Ortiz’s game-tying grand slam. Photo on the left was taken by Stan Grossfield of the Boston Globe and photo on the right is from TV video.

Still euphoric from last night’s come from behind win over the Tigers by the Boston Red Sox, I was surprised to see a photo on Facebook this morning of Torii Hunter and the Boston “bullpen” cop with matching V’s, one arms, one legs.

It’s a great photo of David Ortiz’s game-tying home run blast, and appears to have been taken by Stan Grossfield of the Boston Globe. (At least that’s where I traced it.)

But for some reason it didn’t jibe with me. I had watched the video several times while preparing my blog for today:

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It seemed to me that Hunter was further to the right of the police officer as shown on TV. Where is the catcher on the right, who casually caught the ball in the bullpen? Can’t see him in Grossfield’s photo below, and yet you can see the end of the pen with the green wall divider.


Compare to this picture below from a still from TV. Hunter’s legs to the right of the officer, with catcher in view.


My initial thought was the Globe’s shot might have been photoshopped.

Now, I don’t think so. I think it’s just one of those odd camera angles, where depth and proximity are determined by the angle the photo is shot. And the missing catcher? He’s just down lower than Mr. Grossfield’s camera angle. Kind of like a David Copperfield vanishing ocean liner illusion. Or a hit past the Pesky Pole, is it fair, is it foul? The view may fool you.

Regardless, it was a great home run and a great shot of a great moment.

What do you think?


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One thought on “David Ortiz’s grand slam photo: All about the angles

  1. Truth Hurts on said:

    It has to be photoshopped, look at cops eyes in video, he’s watching Hunter, look at his eyes in Grossfields picture, he’s looking at nothing

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