There are angles, we are certain, from which photographers can capture Jessica Alba unflatteringly, or make a Ferrari appear slow. We know it can be done, because the above shot from the Weekend Examiner
has accomplished the unthinkable and captured AT&T Park looking like Max Yasgur's dairy farm
after the Flower Children were done with it.
Now, this is no knock on the the photographer -- keen observers will note that there's no infield dirt over Bill Neukom's shoulder, so perhaps this is what concerts/tractor pulls/Agent Orange Appreciation Day does to the ball yard's emerald carpet. That being said, if, say, a blimp plunged from the sky into left-center field creating a hellish vision of white-hot, gnarled wreckage and flaming survivors writhing in agony -- that, too, would make for a poor photo backdrop. In fact, as you can see below, the Examiner
's print edition features the same shot of Neukom as a tight closeup, obscuring the Dust Bowl imagery behind him:
Incidentally, regarding Neukom -- am I the only one who keeps thinking this man is going to try to sell me popcorn
every time I see him?
being said, an alarming number of men would probably enjoy dressing
like this -- but for the fact their wives/girlfriends hit them with the
all-time deflating statement: "You're not going to wear that out of the
house, are you?"
"No, honey. I was just going to wear this inside. I'll change now."