Friday, April 5, 2013

A Touch of Red



Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez hits his second career home run Wednesday night on a hanging curveball in the 5th by the Marlins' Kevin Slowey.


It got down below 40 degrees and was quite windy...not a lot of fans left in the seats to see the final out.

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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18 comments:

Banker Chick said...

We regularly have these two birds at our feeder all year log.
Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

mikey said...

I fought my way up San Juan Hill and all I got was this damn tee shirt...

Jim H. said...

The red-bellied is gorgeous. But it's its head that's red, no?

Braves-Nats, I'm calling it now, a pennant race for the ages. Gonna' be a great summer.

Another Kiwi said...

Imagine if there a sports thing and you went to it and there was just sports without giant Roosevelt trying to give you Tee shirts. Be weird eh?

Alexia said...

That top shot is one of my favourite bird pics ever. Ever.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

True, Jim H. And yet...

Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight – just resist the temptation to call them Red-headed Woodpeckers, a somewhat rarer species that's mostly black on the back with big white wing patches.

mikey and A.K., check this out: Teddy wins first Presidents Race
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. I now realize that isn't Teddy...it's William Howard Taft.

ittdgy™³²®©, LLC regrets the error.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The one problem with the red-bellied woodpeckers is that they get pissed off when you grab them.

"Angry Birds" indeed.

Randal Graves said...

How come no one is asking the truly important existential questions such as why doesn't Yahoo count pitcher hitting stats?

anne said...

period, of a touch of / i was dancing with /and for a ..carrie anne moss type banker chick at one of my sister in laws georgian bay show lilies last summer .. .

Another Kiwi said...

Nothing could bring home my estrangement from modern society better than the sight of Giant Roosevelt winning a running race. Thanks Thundra.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Just for you, A.K.
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Jennifer said...

We've had a red-bellied woodpecker hanging around a lot lately. They're fun to see. Cardinals are regulars, but that flash of red never gets old.

I can't wait for the bird migration to move through... another month and it should be nothing but ake-shun!

anne said...

of jennifer's a flas' of ..never gets .. old, i could never deal with that colour ,it's the one that i can't have around me in my room here /, it is the fav. of my father who looks like the wht haired head above now ..of if's photos , i am making a tiny gift of some ..can't even say the colo'r ... for my father's day of .. for when he comes by on fri. ,.. . ,i think that mentioned somewhere here near that i make tiny gifts ,of art , so with a little bit of that col. for my father ,and he puts them in his wee painting room in the trees north near by , i told him that i needed to pause on the.. him painting me as les mis anne hathaway , because it felt a little too close to home with the bleeding eau here.. in, of a liitle in song

anne said...

if , could you say something of what this link after is , in your very tec' able , while i have a tub , and thoughts of the oven add that the asian wom. on her first night across pointed out to me , of for the next party gather, ..where they can make something that i can safely have with .. this time .. . ,and with eau , said lovely and fair good ,

Substance McGravitas said...

why doesn't Yahoo count pitcher hitting stats?

They don't even count knockdowns?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

They don't even count knockdowns?

If baseball started giving points for knockouts, I might start watching.

B. Spencer said...

That's a very stylish hat that woodpecker is wearing.