Baseball Meets Art: “The Hawk’s Nighthawks”

Besides baseball, one could say that I get pretty ravenous about the arts. Especially in the winter, when all is dead on the diamond. I pay rent at the Art Institute of Chicago. That’s how often you’ll find me there.

So I got to thinking… what would happen if I combine baseball with the arts?

Awesomeness.

That’s what would happen.

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Sorry.  Y’all can’t out-hawk the Hawk.

Congrats on the Hall, Andre.

Congrats on being one of the best.

And thanks for not hating me ‘cuz I’m right.

Happy Friday!

Jeff

4 Comments

He was pretty fearsome when he played. In his era he definitely stood out. He played with seriousness and behaved the right way. Back when he played 300, 350 and 400 home runs actually meant something special unlike today. Hawk deserves it. In Montreal he did it all before injuries started to slow him down but not before he wore Wrigley out. Stat Heads might argue otherwise but I know what I saw.
Mike

Mike — I don’t care what the stat zombies said. The Hawk made all his hits count. The dude was paid to hit and to drive in runs. That’s what he did. Even stole some bases in his younger days. He was (and is) money.
–Jeff

Brilliant. Nighthawks is one of my favorite paintings. Now you need to include Andre in A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
http://wrigleyregular.mlblogs.com/

PS. 5-0 !!!!!!!!

Russel — Yeah, y’all put a hurtin’ on us… today. But you’re still lookin’ up at us in the standings and we’ll be back tomorrow ;-) Glad ya like this rendition of Nighthawks though. Fitting! Always dug Andre, even as a Northsider.
–Jeff

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