Who Needs the Red Carpet When You Got This?

Youk

I like it.

27 comments… add one

  • Dear lord! Don’t ever do that again.

    Nick-YF February 22, 2009, 5:42 pm
  • Looks like a Chuck Close painting gone horribly, irrevocably wrong.

    attackgerbil February 22, 2009, 6:45 pm
  • al hrabosky?

    dw (sf) February 22, 2009, 6:57 pm
  • i see your weirdly facial haired 1b and raise you a bewildered SP….
    http://tinyurl.com/bh66z2

    sam-YF February 22, 2009, 7:07 pm
  • I’d love to know what lens was used to shoot this.

    I'mBillMcNeal February 22, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Sweet jumping jesus Youk is looking scary! I’m ready for some baseball.

    Atheose February 22, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • > I’d love to know what lens was used to shoot this.
    IBM:
    It was a Canon 85mm f1.2L shot wide open on an EOS-1Ds Mark II at ISO 200 for 1/200s.
    The EXIF data is retained in the larger image available.

    attackgerbil February 22, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Why do all the red sox players look bad ass and the yankee players looked shocked to be in front of the camera?

    Mike February 22, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Mike, good question. I don’t know. Probably ’cause of this quote. I’ll always have to give propers to Ortiz for that one.

    attackgerbil February 22, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Good eye, Gerb, Close is also an expert with Daguerreotypes, if you didn’t know. In fact, this shot is stylistically extremely close to many of Close’s portraits, and it wouldn’t shock me if they (and others like Close) were an influence. Check them here:
    http://photo-muse.blogspot.com/2007/09/chuck-close-daguerreotypes.html
    (Close is one of my idols, by the way)
    Paul: where did you find this image?

    SF February 22, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Looks like this is the shooter’s website:
    http://www.nicklaham.com/

    SF February 22, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • SF, did a quick Google search for [kevin youkilis fu manchu] and it was attached to the first site that came up. I initially saw it on the Globe’s Web site, but they combined it with a bunch of other photos from the day, so I went searching through the Web for it. It’s originally a Getty Images photo.

    Paul SF February 22, 2009, 11:36 pm
  • Sal Fasano is not impressed.

    doug YF February 23, 2009, 12:35 am
  • SF, that photographer should be arrested for making Paula Creamer look like that on his webpage. For shame.

    Atheose - SF February 23, 2009, 7:32 am
  • Seriously.
    Anytime someone has the sack to go full out Hogan, and appear to be perfectly comfortable with the look, he commands respect. It’s like seeing the elderly guy with the pipe – one doesn’t know if they should laugh at the idea of a pipe, or sit down and listen to the stories from the war. It’s just badass.

    Brad February 23, 2009, 8:34 am
  • i agree that’s a memorable quote ag…profound, and thought-provoking, yet direct and to the point…i spit coffee through my nose when i saw the name of the site you sent us to…

    dc February 23, 2009, 8:36 am
  • They’re calling it the Youk-Fu. This keeps getting better and better.

    Paul SF February 23, 2009, 9:29 am
  • > profound, and thought-provoking, yet direct and to the point
    Yes, dc, it is compelling, and I am searching my brain for when the Yankees could claim a similarly personality that could pull off a quote like that without sounding ridiculous.
    Jeter? he’s hunted by Sarah Connor.
    O’Neill? too angry.
    David Wells? tell me you don’t get a “Devil’s Rejects” vibe.
    Bernie? Mr. Tambourine Man.
    Sheff? *possible* but who thinks of Sheff as a Yankee?
    Reggie? he stirred his own drink.
    Maybe Lou or Goose… wait — Munson could have said that… and so could have Martin… but we are so “far out of time.”
    I’m open to suggestions, including the one where dc wonders if ag is truly a Yankees fan.

    attackgerbil February 23, 2009, 2:28 pm
  • Thanks for the link, SF.
    I love the shot of sprinter Tyson Homosexual.
    AG, thanks for the lens info. I recently bought a used Canon FD 85mm breech mount lens. I love it. But I won’t be doing anything like that soon.
    Also, AG, who else in baseball could pull off a quote like that? (I could hear it coming from Kevin Garnett, though.)

    I'mBillMcNeal February 23, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • Sheff? *possible* but who thinks of Sheff as a Yankee?
    I do. I could also see Joe Girardi saying something like that just to build team chemistry and stuff. Rally the troops into battle.

    Brad February 24, 2009, 8:24 am
  • “…dc wonders if ag is truly a Yankees fan….”
    forgot about that regrettable and obviously incorrect sentiment…allow me to retract it, and humbly offer an apology…
    here’s my suggestions:
    kevin brown [mean enough, but not yankee enough]
    carl pavano [i don’t remember him being on the yankees]
    any of the steins [or do you want players?]
    sal fasano [too nice of a guy]
    mo [no]
    unit [mean enough, but not yankee enough]
    i surrender…

    dc February 24, 2009, 8:41 am
  • mo [no][doesn’t speak English well enough]
    There, fixed it for you dc! ;-) Sadly enough, I could see Manny saying that Ortiz quote as well. Or Kevin Millar… though he wouldn’t make it sound as cool as Ortiz does. That Dominican accent is so badass.

    Atheose - SF February 24, 2009, 8:44 am
  • actually ath, my “no” for mo was because the statement just wasn’t mo-like…the public mo that we know anyway…

    dc February 24, 2009, 8:57 am
  • Yeah, that’s one thing I really like about Mo–he quietly goes about his business of being the most dominant closer of all time, without a lot of talk. Granted that may be because of the language barrier… but still.
    I think the Yankees are too “professional” to say something so bad-ass.

    Atheose - SF February 24, 2009, 9:21 am
  • haha…sure…i guess they just let hank handle that important public image stuff…you know, given that he’s such a gifted, skilled, eloquent, and motivational orator and all…

    dc February 24, 2009, 9:42 am
  • > forgot about that regrettable and obviously incorrect sentiment
    dc, please, no apologies. I thought it was hilarious when you said it because it’s sometimes true..there have been many many days where I have wondered exactly that. But I keep coming back around.

    attackgerbil February 24, 2009, 10:35 am
  • THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.

    krz March 11, 2009, 4:47 pm

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