Baseball

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/2/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 4/4/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 26
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Baseball
Contest Directions: Sunday marked the opening day for Major League Baseball. Dick Cheney played baseball with his lawyer. The lawyer was the ball.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop baseball any way you wish. Examples may include showing baseball in paintings, showing how this sport can be played with alternative uniforms and tools (instead of regular bats and balls), and making league stars out of celebrities and politicians.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/2/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 4/4/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 26
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
26 pictures
  • Baseball Players Painting by Fredrick Leighton

    Baseball Players Painting by Fredrick Leighton
  • Baseball Catcher with an Alligator Mitt

    Baseball Catcher with an Alligator Mitt
  • Granny Smith Apple Baseball

    Granny Smith Apple Baseball
  • Woman Baseball Player Painting by Bouguereau

    Woman Baseball Player Painting by Bouguereau
  • Girl in Baseball Uniform with a Bat by Bouguereau

    Girl in Baseball Uniform with a Bat by Bouguereau
  • Napoleon with a Baseball Bat and Glove

    Napoleon with a Baseball Bat and Glove
  • Girl Hitting a Baseball with a Tennis Racket

    Girl Hitting a Baseball with a Tennis Racket
  • George Bush the Baseball Catcher

    George Bush the Baseball Catcher
  • Vin Diesel Playing Baseball

    Vin Diesel Playing Baseball
  • Eye Watching a Baseball Game

    Eye Watching a Baseball Game
26 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: This Sunday the baseball season officially opened with the game of New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Mets dominated the game and won 6-1. Many Americans consider the opening date for Major Baseball League one of the most important dates on a calendar. Some avid fans love this date more than Christmas. Perhaps it is due to the fact that baseball is considered a truly American sport, something which is associated with this land since childhood years - mom, baseball, apple pie. Henry Luce once said that the 20th century was not only "American Century", it will be remembered as "Baseball Century". And it's true that the history of America and the history of baseball are parts of the same entity. The game is in our blood and culture, and is considered most thoughtful of all sports. Not surprisingly, this game inspired more books that about any other sports. No other sport has it's collection of sports stars that big that went into history as American legends, like Babe Ruth. Baseball Rules: In every individual game two teams take participation that plays batting (attacking) and fielding (defensive) in a sequence. Objective of the game is to accumulate more points/runs than the opponent team. A point is considered when a player playing in batting side, runs all over the base (Square bags, fixed to the land), placed in the angles of squares with forming side of 90 ft (27.4 meters). Generally in baseball they play with a fist sized white ball with red stitches. In each team 9 or 10 players play the game. The corners of the playing square are numbered counter clock wise as "Home plate", 1st base, 2nd base and 3rd base. One of the team (generally home team) plays on fielding side at the beginning of the game. The 9 players of the team playing on fielding side get out to field and try not to let the other team earn runs. The guest team first plays on batting side and tries to make runs. Runs are counted as follows: Starting from the "Home plate" every player of the batting team tries to make a run in anti clock wise direction to the next base (corner of the square) and, running and touching the bases, and continuing to run to every next base and in the end returns to "Home Plate" gaining runs. Before the player of the batting team starts running, player of the fielding team, called "Pitcher" (from English pitch - serve), stands in a specified place in the center of the playing square. Other 8 players of the fielding team also are spread in the field each and everybody in their specified position. Player of the team, in the attacking side called as "batting", stands beside the "Home Plate", holding a bat round in section, generally made up of wood or from aluminum. The batsman waits for the pitcher to serve the ball in the Home Plate direction. Pitcher throws the ball in the Home Plate direction and the batsman tries to hit the ball with the bat. If the batsman would able to hit the ball into the field, he has to leave the bat and run towards the 1st base. (There are other ways to reach the 1st base). When the batsman starts running, he is called as "runner". If the runner is able to reach the base, he is stated as in a "safe mode" (at the 2nd and 3rd base the players are said to be safe only if they touch the base, in case 1 base player can reach the base easily) (safe), otherwise umpire declares it as (Out). If the player is out he has to leave the field and be there on the bench (dugout).