Sunday, February 21, 2010

3B Finding Jesus: Enos Cabell

He's no catcher, but if Enos Cabell's not finding Jesus I have no idea what he is doing.

The coolest part of the card is that the cropping and the off-center placing of the subject give you a sense of vertigo, that the world isn't right but, thankfully, Cabell sees something that's neither apparent to us nor to the shortstop who seems just as befuddled as we are. Everything is slightly out of focus from the hint of scoreboard to the OF wall, all of which foregrounds Cabell's crisply in-focus off-centeredness. The dramatic tension of the off-centered, unusually focused subject isn't too common in baseball card photography, but heightens Cabell's revelation.

"Going after a pop up?"

"Nah, I'm taking to Jesus."

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