Great Moments in Spectacles: A Sliding Dick Allen


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Showing an acuity of taste that has become his trademark, my colleague, Mr. Navin Vaswani, elected today to revisit a too-neglected category of posts here at NotGraphs, Great Moments in Spectacles, treating all of us to an image of former Rookie of the Year and Notable Spectacle-Wearer Bob Hamelin.

In this edition of Great Moments of Spectacles, the internet has revealed the image you see skilfully embedded above — namely, an photo of a bespectacled Dick Allen (a person of interest here at NotGraphs) doing his best to lay asunder Indians infielder Luis Alvarado circa August 1974.

I believe I’m speaking the truth when I say that, like a canvas by Pieter Bruegel (Elder or Younger, take your pick), the extent of this image can’t be entirely apprehended in one sitting.

Image courtesy of Dick Allen Hall of Fame via Big Hair and Plastic Grass.




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Bradley Woodrum
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5 years 2 months ago

This could also qualify for the top ten in both Great Moments in Mustaches and Superior Afro Seconds.

Kroot
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Kroot
5 years 2 months ago

I saw your twitter feed linking to a new site — http://thenewenthusiast.com/2011/05/03/selected-aphorisms-56/ — will this change how much you write here?

UncleCharlieVT
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UncleCharlieVT
5 years 2 months ago

The Elder, “Peasant Brueghel” for greater depth and complexity, the Younger, “Hell Brueghel” if you mean more fantastical.

jlebeck66
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jlebeck66
5 years 2 months ago

It looks like Richard Pryor in an Indians uniform.

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
5 years 2 months ago

This is a Great Moment in Spectacles, Moustaches, Afros, Tackles, and Baseball.

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