As Spring Training has hit full swing and baseball writers for every team have sought fresh pictures to accompany their fresh takes on the latest news and notes, there has been a lot of studio pictures. They are current, if nothing else. They provide shots of newly acquired players in their new threads. But they can also be amusing, and they can be creepy.
Here are some of the best and worst from the Rockies’ photos.
Chris Nelson with the Little League baseball card photo. Wouldn’t this picture look great as a refrigerator magnet?
Happiest to be here
Not an easy call, but I’m giving this one to Erick Threets. He just looks so happy to show you his baseball. He is thrilled to be wearing that uniform and playing this game, and darn it, that’s how it should be!
Most impressive photography
Look at this shot of the ball mid-air as Rafael Betancourt tosses it up and down. Serious question: what are the odds that he successfully caught this ball? Also, it must be exhausting to take posed pictures of the Rockies closer. I bet this session took a minimum of 5 hours. Lots of cap adjusting, belt-tugging and re-starts, to be certain.
Tyler Chatwood. He looks so mad (frown face). C’mon man, cheer up! It’s baseball. Also, this is about a 13-way tie with all the other guys who just stared blankly at the camera. The tough guy thing doesn’t really work for baseball, does it?
Best coach picture
It goes to the manager, Walt Weiss. It kind of looks like they photo-shopped his head onto somebody else’s body, doesn’t it? This photo fascinates me.