Saturday, February 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: THEORY


Happy Pitchers-and-Catchers-Report-Day! Today is the unofficial start of spring and the official start of spring training (and therefore baseball season). Get excited!

Baseball lends itself to superstitions and theories. In 1999, the last time the Reds contended, I was 16 and completely convinced that the things I did affected my team immensely (as do all fans at one time or another, right?) That summer, I spent a disproportionate amount of time away from Cincinnati, and somehow, whenever I left town the team started doing really well. The clearest example of this was when my family went on a 3 week vacation out west. The day we left town, the Reds overtook the Astros for first place. They remained in first place, tied or alone, until the day we drove home. Coincidence? Probably, but I considered asking the team to send me to Europe... for the good of the team.

Here's hoping for a great season, one that belongs to the Reds. :)

8 comments:

  1. You have a wonderfully unique style and a good command of your medium. I enjoy the elegant simplicity of your IF illo (the text about baseball and your influence on the team is very funny!) Keep up the great work Elizabeth:)

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  2. Don't you mean the Red....Sox?? Very fun post and nice style!

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  3. Ahhhhh baseball. Great take on the topic, and nice illustration. Let's play ball.

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  4. I like your style a lot. Now, as far as your baseball team....ha! ha! just kidding! Fans like you are what makes it all so fun. Great illustration!

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  5. Nice take on the "Theory" theme. Nice illo too.
    I can relate the "fan" story. I am originally from San Diego and there was a year, maybe '95, that they were very good. I swear, every time I watched a game they won and when I did not they lost...with the exception of the Super Bowl which I watched and they got completely creamed.

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  6. Nice blending of pastels. The theme and theory really reminding the beginning of the season. Nothing but a Seasonal Greetings with a "Theory" highlighting.

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  8. Sorry... but this year the Brewers are not going to fold up! oh and nice illustration, for a red's fan.

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