Valentine_baseball

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Here we go, 2014

Here we go, 2014! (or, Happy Pitchers and Catchers Report Day!)

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The Storm Clouds are Gathering: ST 2013

via 1.bp.blogspot.com Every year to mark the start of the spring training, I do an original baseball-themed illustration. This year I've re-imagined an old team photo using four of the 2013...

Drawings of old-timey Reds players.

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More art than history, but there's a little history! I'm drawing every Reds Hall of Famer, starting with the first inductees of 1958 and working my way up to the present. Posted so far: Paul Derringer, Ernie Lombardi, Johnny Vander Meer, Bucky Walters, and Frank McCormick. Drawn but not posted yet: Eppa Rixey, Ival Goodman, and Ewell Blackwell. Coming up soon(ish), and I can't WAIT: Edd Roush, Ted Kluszewski, and the awesomely named Bubbles Hargrave and Noodles Hahn. I'm really bummed by the lack of handle bar mustaches so far. I did some Wikipedia research, and it appears the Reds didn't induct a mustachioed man until 2004. I blame Marge Schott. Anyway, enjoy!

I drew this almost 5 years ago but have dug it out of the artchives this week in light of Larkin's...

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I drew this almost 5 years ago but have dug it out of the artchives this week in light of Larkin's Hall of Fame induction. I couldn't remember if I'd ever shared this here before but in case I hadn't, I thought you all might enjoy seeing it. (original link)

"That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the...

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"That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball." - Bill Veeck Thought you might like to see my (fifth annual!) celebratory Pitchers and Catchers Report Day illustration. Happy spring training!

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out...

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People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. Rogers Hornsby Happy Pitchers and Catchers Report Day, everyone!

More great photos of The Clinch.

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With all the photos and videos of Tuesday night's game floating around on here, I hadn't seen anyone share this photo gallery yet, from Brian Baker over at CNati (about the only thing left in that ghost town.) I've enjoyed his Reds photos all season, and he doesn't disappoint here. I especially like some of the individual portraits captured during the celebration.

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On the occasion of the retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr.

via 3.bp.blogspot.com I drew this last fall, when rumors first began to swirl that Junior might retire.  I've been meaning to do it up properly in pastels, but haven't gotten around to it yet.  My...

Happy pitchers and catchers report day! Every year I do an illustration to celebrate the start of...

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Happy pitchers and catchers report day! Every year I do an illustration to celebrate the start of spring training. Thought I'd share this year's with all of you (and see how hard/easy it is to post a FanShot while I'm at it. I have to say, I'm really nervous that there's no "preview" button.) If you like, you can click here see this illustration in its original home.
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