Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"The Catch" Reconsidered

Blogger plenipotentiary Dan Agonistes highlights a debate raging about a possible photo of Willie Mays’ famous catch in the 1954 World Series.

Using the skills acquired during my many years in the Kennedy assassination wilderness, I couldn’t find much to prove that the photo in question doesn’t depict the “The Catch”. On the other hand, the only things that indicate that this photo is authentic are the fact that it depicts Willie Mays, it appears to be in the Polo Grounds, and it shows Mays with his back to the infield--a situation that I’d guess occurred more that a few times during Willie’s tenure in New York.

Could the picture be the real deal? Sure, but one of the lessons that I gleaned in the aforementioned Kennedy assassination wilderness is that just because something could be true, doesn’t mean that it is true.

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