Mystery Photo #9
by Score Bard
2006-08-30 6:51

Mystery Photo Number Nine Number Nine Number Nine comes courtesy of Garth Sears. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help figure out the who/when/where of the photo.

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Thanks to all who have sent in photos. I have enough to keep us going another few weeks. Nonetheless, please send in more. If you have any old (non-copyrighted) MLB photos that might suit this game, please email them to mystery At humbug .com.

Comments: 30
1.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 07:20

1.  The Durango was redesigned in '04, so it's most likely the 2004 season and I'm guessing.....the Royals?

2.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 07:21

2.  And I think it's a pretty safe bet that it's not the post season...

3.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 07:23

3.  It is definitely the Royals and White Sox at Kauffman in 2005.

4.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:24

4.  Royals at home against the White Sox, Buddy Bell manager, Paul Phillips catcher, Angel Berroa coming in from short. The lack of black on the uniforms makes me thing it's this year, not last. Number 15 is Mark Grudzelanek in from his 2B position.

5.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 07:28

5.  Well, if it is this year it is from 7/31-8/2, the only games Phillips played vs the White Sox.

6.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 07:29

6.  Check that, Berroa didn't play on the 31st.

7.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 07:32

7.  And the pitcher really looks to me like Ambiorix Burgos who gave up 3 in the 10th before getting pulled on 8/1/06.

8.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:39

8.  If it is this year, 7 has the date right. Here's the box score:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=260801107

9.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:42

9.  And Burgos is the only right-handed pitcher of color who was removed mid-inning in that game.

10.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 07:44

10.  The hard part is going to be guessing who the kid in the blue t-shirt is.

Is it.....Joey?

11.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:45

11.  For what it's worth, this is the only other home game Paul Phillips played against the White Sox, this from 2005:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=250914107

12.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:47

12.  10 I'm trying to figure out who the White Sox player is, but all of the action surrounding Burgos getting pulled in the tenth involves Caucasian players.

Meanwhile, I just noticed in the play-by-play that Bell got ejected after making the pitching change.

13.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 07:49

13.  12 On second though, I think it's Jermaine Dye. The hitter due up when Burgos was pulled was Rob Mackowiak, Dye was the on-deck hitter.

14.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 07:52

14.  Was the on deck hitter when Mackowiak batted not Iguchi?

15.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 07:58

15.  Dye would have been after Iguchi.

16.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 08:27

16.  Oops, I see what happened, I eyeballed the ninth inning:

R Mackowiak singled to left center.
T Iguchi fouled out to right.
R Mackowiak to second on wild pitch by A Burgos. J Dye struck out swinging.

Made it look like Dye batted after Mackowiak. Still, if not Dye, then who is that White Sock?

17.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 08:30

17.  Left Fielder Emil Brown, Second Base Ump Marty Foster.

White Sox bullpen, security guard, Joey.

18.   cryptic
2006-08-30 08:50

18.  It's not a player for the Sox it's the batboy

19.   Travis
2006-08-30 09:45

19.  16 If I had to guess, it's Mackowiak, who wandered over to that area when Bell came out of the dugout, as best I could tell on MLB.tv. The player is clearly wearing a helmet, which means that it's not a coach, and the White Sox dugout was on the 3rd base side, so I don't think it could be any other player

20.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 10:07

20.  Isn't Mackowiak caucasian?

21.   Travis
2006-08-30 10:15

21.  20 Yeah, but his apparent skin tone might be an effect of the lighting. Check out Buddy Bell's left arm (snow white) compared to his right (similar to that of the mystery player).

22.   kylepetterson
2006-08-30 10:20

22.  Bell's right arm is in the shadow, sox player isn't. He has dark skin.

23.   Cliff Corcoran
2006-08-30 10:26

23.  Yeah, there's no way that Sox guy is white. I suppose it could be the batboy.

24.   Travis
2006-08-30 10:28

24.  If the person pictured is a player, he's clearly a lefty batter (no ear flap on his right ear).

Check out the picture of Mackowiak here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6725/

25.   Travis
2006-08-30 10:38

25.  24 That should be left ear.

26.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 10:44

26.  Why would the White Sox batboy be that far onto the Royals dugout side? Anderson singled right before the pitching change, and it seems unlikely a right handed batter carried the bat that far down the line.

27.   dickbaveta
2006-08-30 10:47

27.  I also can't find any pictures of Anderson wearing a shin guard or something a batboy would have to retrieve at first.

Are we sure that isn't Mackowiak like in the picture #24 linked to?

28.   xaphor
2006-08-30 11:33

28.  Could it be the White Sox's first base coach who might have wondered down the line?

29.   Travis
2006-08-30 11:35

29.  28 Harold Baines has darker skin than that, and wasn't wearing a helmet.

30.   MJJ
2006-08-30 23:00

30.  This is my first crack at one of these, so I don't have all the answers, but this much I'm sure of:

This can't be 2005. The AT&T logos seen on the sign in the outfield are the new one that was introduced after their merger with SBC late last year (after the season...especially the Royals' season...was over). So it can only be from this year, 2006. Beyond that, I don't know, but I hope that helps someone figure out something.

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