John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his moonlit scenes and landscapes.
No, umpires aren’t really bearers of truth; they’re inhibitors of violence. Let a bunch of overheated, over-muscled, testosterone- and sweat-drenched men arbitrate their own disputes—the oftenest would be whether a taken pitch should be called a strike or not—and you’ll have blood and broken bones in pretty short order. The idea is to have someone else to blame, a faceless enemy we combatants can all agree is wrong. This, too, is a national pastime.
- Adam Sobsey, Bull City Summer/Paris Review
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Photo by Leslie Jones via Boston Public Library: Group of Washington Senators. (l to r:) Jackie Hayes, Joe Judge, coach Nick Altrock, unknown, and catcher Bennie Tate confront unknown home plate umpire at Fenway Park. (1930)
Ernest Brown. Portrait de Indian. Alberta, Canada, 1886
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