Photo: Baseball Either During or After the Apocalypse

Biff Tannen

That ugly, fascist thing known as “accountant’s truth” suggests to those gathered here today that the image embedded above depicts former Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan taking batting practice at the future site of Camden Yards in 1990. What the worthwhile and compelling “ecstatic truth” suggests, however, is that what one finds here is actually a photo sent to us from either during or just after the apocalypse — a time when Randy Milligan still partakes in batting practice, but only as a fleeting reminder of how simple and unfettered life was before the world destroyed itself.

Credit to MLB Cathedrals and probably some other entity for image.




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Guy
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Guy
2 years 9 months ago

is that detroit?

scatterbrian
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scatterbrian
2 years 9 months ago

Any particular reason why that image is named Biff-Tannen.png?

Biff
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Biff
2 years 9 months ago

Since you’re new here, I-I’m gonna cut you a break, today. So, why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here?

Chuck H.
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Chuck H.
2 years 9 months ago

YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

Matt
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Matt
2 years 9 months ago

“Kinski always says batting practice is full of erotic elements. I don’t see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It’s just…batting practice is vile and base. I wouldn’t see anything erotical here. I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and…growing and…just rotting away. Of course, there’s a lot of misery, but it is the same misery that is all around us. The dirt on the diamond is in misery, even the bats are in misery. I don’t think they sing, they just screech in pain. It’s an unfinished country. It’s still prehistorical.”

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