Yankees Magazine — Fun with Photos

Do you remember the game I attended on 8/1/12 at Yankee Stadium? That was the day when Mark Reynolds hit a towering fly ball to the top of the wall in left field. If it had traveled an additional foot or two, I would’ve caught it, but instead, a man who goes by the name of Ichiro made a leaping catch and practically robbed me. Here’s a screen shot of the play to refresh your memory:

Does that look familiar? (That’s me in the yellow shirt, FYI.)

Why am I talking about this ten weeks later? Because I recently got a hold of the September 2012 issue of Yankees Magazine . . .

. . . and look what I found on page 22:

I’ve always loved these photo games, so to actually BE in one of them is awesome.

Now, I could’ve scanned/posted the answer key, but I thought it’d be more fun to let you find the answers on your own, and hey, let’s do it like this: post the answers in the comments — but only one per person, so in other words, the first person to comment should only mention one of the ten changes. The second person then has to name another. And so on. Naturally, it’ll get harder and harder, so take a good look and see what you can find, and don’t forget that you can click the photos to expand them.

36 Comments

The 7 on the score board has a 1 underneath while the top one doesn’t.
-Quinn

Ball in the glove. Are you done for the playoffs?

How’s about this for a Saturday morning headache: the bottom has a scrape right above your seat whereas the top picture doesn’t, BUT in looking back at the original entry, that scrape actually *is* there. This means that the bottom reflects the actual state of the wall and the top is the modified picture, which means this whole thing makes a whole lot less sense and me the jerk who took the photo game too seriously….or you could just say the removal of the patch-up is the changed to make everything make sense in the picture game universe.
-Mateo

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

One says Oriole the other says Orioles.

What do I win?

I can only find 8, and it’s driving me NUTS!!! So I’ll include one that was one of the toughest for me to find. The kid in the front row on the left (when looking at the picture) is turned the opposite way.

the bit of wall between walk off here and the scoreboard is blue on top and red on the bottom

@Mateo Fischer: both pictures are modified

the padding of the wall in between the “Walk Off A Hero” ad and the scoreboard, just to Ichiro’s left, is blue in the top photo and red in the bottom one.

EVERYONE-
Excellent comments. I had to edit one of them because someone broke the rules and named several changes all at once. Anyway . . .

BLAKE THE SNAKE-
I’m probably done. The World Series is just too expensive. Detroit is possible, but Comerica Park sucks for catching game home runs, and I don’t really want to spend $1,000 to go chase foul balls — not even World Series balls.

MATEO-
Holy crap. You’re right.

AVI-
Of course *you* would notice that. You win tickets to the World Series at Camden Yards.

DANR-
Heh. :-)

thanks for cleaning up the mess, Zack. I’ve always been a stickler for the rules haha

Ichiro has two yucky spiders on his jersey instead of one.

I think I just got all ten, but one is really weird and very subtle, so I don’t know if it actually was an intentional change.
-Mateo

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

On the bottom picture Ichiro has two Yankee logos on his jersey and in the top picture he has one.

The mow pattern in the grass on the left side in the bottom picture skips a dark mow line, if that’s the correct term. If only I knew of a former Boise hawks groundskeeper who could tell me

the umbrella 10 rows up in back of ichiro is black and white in the first and solid black in the second photo
Mike

DANR-
My pleasure. I’m only a stickler for rules that I think are good and necessary.

JERE80-
Nice.

MATEO-
Ooh ooh ooh!!! I can’t wait to hear it. Wanna email me about it? Or just wait ’til the rest of the changes are guessed?

MICHAEL LINDEMANN-
You’re right, but our man “jere80″ already suggested that.

CONNOR-
Good one. Very hard to find.

MIKE-
Yep. It *was* a miserably wet day.

My bad I didn’t see that someone had already said that. Anyway in the top photograph the woman near the back has a black and white umbrella. In the bottom picture it is all black.

Haha, someone else *just* mentioned the umbrella four minutes before you did. Hit “refresh” and read the latest comments and guess again . . .

Nevermind someone said that too. My computer is just being slow.

Two levels of padding below the scoreboard in the second photo <– if that is how you would say it…

TODD A-
That’s how I would say it — probably the toughest change to spot in the whole photo.

EVERYONE-
Looks like you guessed all ten changes.

MATEO-
Is there something else that we all missed?

I actually missed the two levels of padding because I had a second tenth. There’s a very faint “A” in the “Walk-off a hero” sign as well as some other letters I can’t make out.
-Mateo

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

I can’t find the original page that I scanned, but I think the faint “A” is showing through from the reverse side. Maybe it’ll turn up, and I’ll confirm it . . .

I have to admit, I’ve never understood the logic behind the ruling that says a ball that passes over the base and lands in foul territory should be ruled fair. A 38 cm lane to success along the entire foul line that negates the obvious (a foul ball decision). Not to mention, it’s gotta be a tough call to put in the hands of the umpires, already burdened with a very difficult job. It just seems so random. Any ideas on how this seemingly arbitrary aberration came to be?

Ah, I guess I’m trippin. I didn’t notice the ball bounced in fair territory right off the bat on the play I was watching, got me all mixed up. Dork.

…please bury this post with many entries as soon as possible! ;)

Took me 30 minutes or so, but I’m pretty sure I found all ten.

-Matt

That’s just mean.

Zack- just dropped you a note in e-mail, but love the fact you are helping raise for charity. Great call turning a hobby into something that can make a positive difference in others lives. Hope to use a old photo of yours in an upcoming video, would love your take on it.

Thanks!
-Chase

The person on the bottom left is facing the opposite direction in each photo.

Sorry repeat. The white line to the right of the man with the paddle or sign in his hands.

Zack,
On a random note, I sincerely hope you apply for the MLB FanCave again! Applications are open now. Don’t be discouraged by last year… you fit the qualifications very well!

KSLO69-
Now that I’m done going to games for the season, I don’t think there’ll be “many” entries coming up, but I *am* planning to post a new one in about half an hour.

MATT-
In that case, read all the comments and see for yourself. All ten have been guessed.

AVI-
Sorry.

CHASE-
As you already know, I’ve responded to your email privately. Thanks for reaching out.

DENNIS-
Correct.

GARRETT MEYER-
Oh yeah? I was thinking of skipping it this time around. MLB only seems to be interested in fans of specific teams. As a “baseball fan” with no affiliation, I feel like the odd man out.

There’s no reason not to try. You never know what they are thinking this year. They could be coming from a completely different angle.

Thanks. That was embarrassing. -_- What can I say, I had 3 kids on my lap, and then Joe Buck was like, “All it has to do is travel over the bag” and I got all crossed up, so…at least 33.3% his fault lol! The more entries the better!

GARRETT-
Yeah, I guess you’re right.

KSLO69-
Excuses, excuses . . .

I know, I know. At least I had WBS handy to set myself straight. Egads.

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