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Michael Cuddyer: OF/IF/Photography
October 11, 2011 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Baseball fans might know Michael Cuddyer as the versatile right fielder for the Minnesota Twins, but he's recently taken up photography and posted beautiful photos of ballparks (and their hidden corners) where he's played on his Flickr photostream.
posted by MegoSteve (17 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's got a great eye.
posted by drezdn at 4:31 PM on October 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is it weird that I'm hoping the Boston Red Sox sign him not only for his fielding skills, but because I want to see more pictures of Fenway Park?
posted by MegoSteve at 4:32 PM on October 11, 2011


Photography is the best. Save for the costs (even a modest setup requires a computer and a camera or film, a camera, processing and paper) you can do it almost anywhere, it allows you to be creative alone and it's... how did they put it... easy to do, difficult to master. It heightens your senses for the world around you and makes you a better person. Or, it can.
posted by basicchannel at 4:48 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those are marvelous, good for him. I love the idea of him haunting stadiums, including his own, taking these photos. I just love the way I imagine it looking to anyone else. "What's that guy doing?" "Oh, that's ... Cuddyer. Taking pictures."
posted by Linda_Holmes at 4:59 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


God, that picture of the graffiti at Fenway is amazing. I wonder how far back it goes?
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad at 5:07 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like this a lot, even if I don't think all the photos are fantastic. Good for him. This is like when I learned about Mike Mussina's penchant for crossword puzzles.

I went immediately and looked at his set of my hometown ballpark (Camden Yards) and was delighted to see parts of it off-limits to civilians (but why are visitor's clubhouses all so boring)?
posted by peachfuzz at 5:34 PM on October 11, 2011


(but why are visitor's clubhouses all so boring)?

Don't want to make the competition too comfortable...
posted by COD at 5:36 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


He is clearly not afraid of heights.
posted by drezdn at 5:46 PM on October 11, 2011


Very cool post. He has a cool eye for interesting shots. He must spend hours walking around stadiums taking some of these pictures. In Arizona at the Diamondbacks stadium, he went up to the highest corner seat in the stands and took a few, went all over the outfield seats, down by the plate, all over the stadium.

It's very silly but sometimes it's fun to see that these athletes, that sometimes seem like foreign little robots running around on a field for our pleasure, are actually cool humans with fun interests like our own.
posted by Old Man McKay at 5:52 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is it weird that I'm hoping the Boston Red Sox sign him not only for his fielding skills, but because I want to see more pictures of Fenway Park?

Nope. I believe he's a free agent this year anyway.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:05 PM on October 11, 2011


if I had 10 million dollars I'd probably build a house that made Escher go cross-eyed. Glad to see someone with 10 million at least investing in a quality camera and taking some shots of which most are not privy.
posted by any major dude at 6:33 PM on October 11, 2011


Love these pictures. It's nice to see parts of the field and views that are off-limits to fans. I love how even inside the visitors clubhouse at Fenway there is advertising.
posted by lilkeith07 at 6:35 PM on October 11, 2011


So interesting. Thanks for this.
posted by dpx.mfx at 7:05 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


He regularly tweets as well.

He also made an appearance as pitcher in a blow-out (oh, Twins..) this year.
posted by starman at 7:10 PM on October 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Cuddyer became my favorite Twin this year (after trading Thome it's not really that close either), he's a really interesting guy. Further proof, these photos be.
posted by mcstayinskool at 5:45 AM on October 12, 2011


These pictures are great. Y'know, could probably get a whole FPP out of baseball players' off-field hobbies. Curt Shilling, for instance, is really into Advanced Squad Leader.
posted by word_virus at 8:11 AM on October 12, 2011


These are great. While I was looking, I couldn't help but think: These are pictures of this guy's office. How cool is that?
posted by littlerobothead at 10:00 AM on October 12, 2011


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