With no spectators, it’s pretty quiet in MLB ballparks. However, it must be admitted; The idea of filling the empty stands with cards with the image of the supporters was a good one in the end.
Do you agree?
For my part, I much prefer this option to virtual viewers generated through technology.
The virtual crowd is a bit…freaky. pic.twitter.com/eutj2r3EAe
—Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) July 25, 2020
Real fan pictures, it’s more humane. Better yet, it’s friendly to comedic scenes.
This week, during a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, a familiar face stood out inside T-Mobile Park. Among the inanimate crowd was… Steve Bartman.
I would have preferred to see this photo at the Marlins (or Cubs!) home, but it was still well done.
Someone alert Moises Alou pic.twitter.com/ARG9LvQzX2
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 2, 2020
Bartman is famous for catching a ball that could have been caught by Moises Alou, in Game 6 of the 2003 Major League Baseball Championship Series. The Cubs then led the series 3-2 against the Marlins and 3-0 in this game, in the eighth inning. Following this error, the Florida team scored eight unanswered points en route to an 8-3 victory. The next day, Chicago suffered elimination and the curse continued.
The best fan letters
The fact that a seat holder is free to provide the photo of their choice, on the condition that they respect the instructions, adds a lot of diversity in the stands. Also, we have noticed that fans don’t hesitate to use humor and creativity to get noticed.
These are some of the cardboard spectators (human, canine or feline…) that have attracted the most attention since the resumption of activities.
White Sox fan Paul Garrett bought 100 cardboard cutouts of himself! He will be cheering on the White Sox near the visitors’ dugout. pic.twitter.com/hj8TJbyhpP
—Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) July 22, 2020
Nearly 5,000 people bought cardboard cutouts of themselves to @Mets games at Citi Field this season.
One person bought a clipping for their dog and it’s pretty good. pic.twitter.com/8f1XJjie3h
-Avish Sood (vAvishSood) July 19, 2020
Fans aren’t allowed at MLB games (at least not yet), so the White Sox gave fans the chance to send in clippings to fill seats, with the money going to charity. Apparently at least one cat took advantage of the offer.https://t.co/iPlD3CXzhi pic.twitter.com/eO1vfBOPzs
— Chicago Tribune Sports (@ChicagoSports) July 25, 2020
Life is like a box of… popcorn. ?
own east bay @Tom Hanks he’s reprising one of his earliest roles as a Colosseum salesman! See if you can hear it mixed in with the crowd noise during tonight’s concert. #Opening day transmission.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/o84TzuTLiX
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 24, 2020
— Jorge Kittle (@gkittle46) July 24, 2020
Did this Will Smith home run almost blow a fan’s head off in the outfield seats? pic.twitter.com/CHpELn8ptW
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 25, 2020
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 25, 2020
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