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June 17, 2006



It's a great picture. I hadn't been aware of the Rucker-Bjarkman book -- I'll have to add it to my wish list.

A couple of other things I noticed: Look how close in the outfielders are playing. The ball must never have carried more than 250 feet. Also, the lack of groundskeeping is very apparent.

Thanks for the great glimpse back in time.

Gary Ashwill

Great deduction. Also huge foul territory, as is evident in another photo from *Smoke.*

Scott Simkus

Let's assume this is an afternoon game- the shadows are extending dramatically to the right side of the photograph- which means, the field faces north to northeast. In Havana, the prevailing winds are NE, meaning they blow "in" the majority of the time. One clue to the low offensive production?

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