"Flower 2." This is one of the most enjoyable drawings I’ve done for quite a while. Full size version here.

"Flower 2." This is one of the most enjoyable drawings I’ve done for quite a while. Full size version here.

Every time I see the World Health Organization’s acronym…

Every time I see the World Health Organization’s acronym…

Moo.

Moo.

Pink and black version of “Flower.”

Pink and black version of “Flower.”

"Flower."
Drawn with the TinyPixels app and Photoshop.

"Flower."

Drawn with the TinyPixels app and Photoshop.

Nightclub drawn from memory.

Nightclub drawn from memory.

randomjaysstuff:

R.I.P. Ralphael Platner, “Program Guy”

The man known as Ralph to his friends has been selling programs at Blue Jays games since the Exhibition Stadium days. People like Ralph the Program Guy (and Rick the Blue Jay drummer, and Wayne the Ice Cold Beer vendor, et al) add a lot of flavour to the ballpark experience. I really get a kick out of seeing them doing their thing game after game year after year.

Ralphael missed most of the 2014 Blue Jays season due to a prolonged illness. I found out today that he recently succumbed to the illness. In tribute I am sharing this selection of pictures I captured of him plying his trade. I like that it shows him outside/inside, standing/on the move, 100 level/500 level, and SkyDome/ACC.

July 1, 2011 pre-game outside gate 11
September 8, 2011 climbing the aisles in the 100 level
April 2, 2013 pre-game in the 500 level
February 21, 2014 lower bowl at the Raptors (last photo I have of him)

Two prior posts I did on Ralph appear here and here.

Liquorice Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts

lnthefade:

It’s 2014. I thought we were done with this shit. 
Women sports fans are just that, sports fans. No need to differentiate between men and women.  Stop treating us like we’re somehow different than you when it comes to sports, guys. Contrary to what this article states, we see the games the same way as you. We’re sports fans for the same reasons as you. We all love the games, why draw a dividing line between us? Let’s just all enjoy our favorite teams together and stop this nonsense. 
Want to talk to women sports fans about sports? Talk to us like we are people. Talk to us the way you’d talk to your buddy. Assume if we are sports fans we know the game as well as you do. Talk to us. Not at us. Not down to us. As in all walks of life, treat us with a little fucking dignity, ok?
And here’s another aspect: If a woman you’re interested doesn’t like sports, leave it alone. Find other things you are both interested in to talk about. Don’t be condescending to her about it, or try to find a way to insert sports into the conversation when she’s clearly not interested. That’s kind of self centered.
On edit: The article was written by a woman. Ugh.

lnthefade:

It’s 2014. I thought we were done with this shit. 

Women sports fans are just that, sports fans. No need to differentiate between men and women.  Stop treating us like we’re somehow different than you when it comes to sports, guys. Contrary to what this article states, we see the games the same way as you. We’re sports fans for the same reasons as you. We all love the games, why draw a dividing line between us? Let’s just all enjoy our favorite teams together and stop this nonsense. 

Want to talk to women sports fans about sports? Talk to us like we are people. Talk to us the way you’d talk to your buddy. Assume if we are sports fans we know the game as well as you do. Talk to us. Not at us. Not down to us. As in all walks of life, treat us with a little fucking dignity, ok?

And here’s another aspect: If a woman you’re interested doesn’t like sports, leave it alone. Find other things you are both interested in to talk about. Don’t be condescending to her about it, or try to find a way to insert sports into the conversation when she’s clearly not interested. That’s kind of self centered.

On edit: The article was written by a woman. Ugh.

siphotos:

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez play for the Homeboys and Awayboys, respectively, during MTV’s Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge in Los Angeles in 1997. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

siphotos:

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez play for the Homeboys and Awayboys, respectively, during MTV’s Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge in Los Angeles in 1997. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

Source: http://cubanbeisbol.com/post/3339209484/1946-la-abrosia
Fat bird

Fat bird