I took a lot of photos at the games I went to this year; most of them didn't make it to the web site. I thought I'd start posting some of the outtakes, maybe one a day, to help us get through the winter.
Here's the first one, of Akinori Otsuka, taken on April 16:
Akinori's balance looks perfect. That's interesting in and of itself, but I'm more interested in the umpire.
My question is this: why do umpires wear their pants too long? You always see them doing what this umpire does: pulling their pants up as they crouch into position, because otherwise, they might step on their own pants. Wouldn't it be better if their pants were an inch or two shorter?