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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Former Cardinals OF Fernando Tatís Is Good at MS Paint… No, Really

Former Cardinals outfielder Fernando Tatís once famously hit 2 Grand Slams in one inning and set a Major Leage record with 8 RBI in one frame but that may not be his biggest feat. Lately it seems that Fernando has been lighting up the world of graphic design and his all original creations are truly a sight to behold and the world needs to stand up and take notice.

jyjjy Posted: May 09, 2013 at 03:52 PM | 52 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: May 09, 2013 at 04:33 PM (#4438840)
This is pretty endearing.
   2. zonk Posted: May 09, 2013 at 04:34 PM (#4438844)
Dan is going to be crushed...
   3. Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2013 at 04:47 PM (#4438857)
It's damn likable is what it is.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 09, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4438872)
Brilliant!
   5. zenbitz Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4438879)
My fake twitter alarm is ringing OFF THA HOOK.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4438880)
So excellent.
   7. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4438888)
Thank you for flying SWAG Airlines!
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4438892)
Zenbitz may be right. Only 3,658 followers? On the other hand, one of those followers is the official twitter feed of the St. Louis Cardinals.
   9. Eric Ferguson Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:23 PM (#4438899)
Only 3,658 followers?


How many followers should we reasonably expect a mediocre utility player* who has been out of the game since 2010 to have?

*Said with all due respect. His two-granny inning is one of my favorite baseball memories.
   10. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4438913)
Is Joe Buck one of his followers?
   11. bobm Posted: May 09, 2013 at 05:38 PM (#4438916)
These are better than W's paintings in retirement.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 09, 2013 at 06:16 PM (#4438954)
How many followers should we reasonably expect a mediocre utility player* who has been out of the game since 2010 to have?


I don't know... but he's certainly famous enough to have "Verified" status if he wanted.

Bill Hall has 15,397 followers. Frank Catalanotto has 16,240. Ryan Rowland-Smith has 11,936.

Brent Morel only has 3,280 though. That's less than a lot of the Phillies minor-leaguers I follow. Get on the trolley, Brent Morel!

BTW, BB-ref's list of twitter accounts has a few false positives. The Rodrigo Lopez is actually a soccer player. The Jim Miller is a UFC fighter who is way more famous than the 30-year-old pitcher with 63 career innings.
   13. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: May 09, 2013 at 06:28 PM (#4438964)
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen.
   14. KJOK Posted: May 09, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4438966)
Former Cardinals outfielder Fernando Tatís


Tatis did not play ANY outfield for the Cardinals. He did play 3 games at SS, almost all the rest were at third base.

   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 09, 2013 at 06:38 PM (#4438974)
I haven't seen such a worthy use of MS Paint since I discovered SFW Porn.

Look it up if you don't know what it is. Yes, technically it is safe for work, but I wouldn't risk it.
   16. salvomania Posted: May 09, 2013 at 06:58 PM (#4439004)
The snarky tone seems a little unnecessary; he's not claiming these are masterpieces, or even "good," in fact he acknowledges that he has zero art training. But what comes across is his delight in finding MS Paint and his joy in creating something. I love his positive attitude and the fact that he's clearly having fun.
   17. Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2013 at 07:03 PM (#4439014)
The snarky tone seems a little unnecessary; he's not claiming these are masterpieces, or even "good," in fact he acknowledges that he has zero art training. But what comes across is his delight in finding MS Paint and his joy in creating something. I love his positive attitude and the fact that he's clearly having fun.
Yeah, they're awesome for that reason. Also, they're touchingly aspirational, like a kid's dreams would be. Fernando Tatis scoring 70 points in an NBA game, flying with a dunk toward the hoop! Who can't love that?
   18. Bhaakon Posted: May 09, 2013 at 07:26 PM (#4439037)
Yeah, they're awesome for that reason. Also, they're touchingly aspirational, like a kid's dreams would be. Fernando Tatis scoring 70 points in an NBA game, flying with a dunk toward the hoop! Who can't love that?


Dunking from the free throw line while eating a hot dog. It's the modern American Dream.
   19. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: May 09, 2013 at 07:51 PM (#4439050)
I don't know... but he's certainly famous enough to have "Verified" status if he wanted.

The dude just discovered MS Paint. I don't think he knows how to get his account verified, or if it's even the thing recognizable personalities do on twitter.
   20. Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4439053)
Dunking from the free throw line while eating a hot dog. It's the modern American Dream.
I hadn't even noticed the hot dog! My god, that little touch damn near might qualify him as a crack genius.
   21. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: May 09, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4439054)
OK, this can't be real.

I hope I'm wrong.

   22. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 09, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4439076)
I just went to Run, typed "mspaint" and I'll be damned, there it is (Windows 7). I honestly didn't expect it. Forgot it existed.

   23. KT's Pot Arb Posted: May 09, 2013 at 09:12 PM (#4439094)
I gave my partner my iMac. He said can't I get a Windows PC?

I told him Windows was installed on the iMac, and he could it if he wanted. As he got comfortable with the Mac he never did.

I give him lots of UI graphics to do and edit. I only had some crappy free Mac paint program on the iMac since I rarely do graphics and told him to get Photoshop. He found out how expensive it was and declined.

After a few weeks, he asked if there was a version of MS Paint that runs on the Mac, and stated he had used it all through high school and college and knew he would be more productive than using the crap Mac paint program..

I threw my hands up, ordered him to buy Photoshop and left.

An hour later I get a text from him. "OMFG Photoshop is MF Amazing!!!!!!!!!!"

That round of graphics ended up taking even longer, some due to learning curve, some due to struggling with so many new options. But graphics now look far better, much more professional, and he's now able to whip out changes to them super fast.

Fernando, the lesson is, the right tool is always worth paying for..
   24. flournoy Posted: May 09, 2013 at 09:27 PM (#4439102)
Photoshop is better, but depending on what you need it for, Gimp might be just as good, and is free.
   25. musial6 Posted: May 09, 2013 at 09:49 PM (#4439110)
Real or not, he's a fascinating Twitter follow

"just cause your teams winning dont be a homer...dont be a barney...dont be a moe...be curly or larry i love those guys"

"hello everyone...thanks for being kind yesterday and for understanding that i was not disrespecting S.Korea...i am not that type of person.."

"brad pitt doesnt even look like billy beane lol jona hill does look like bill james tho"

"i smoked pot one time and thought to my self...is it worth it?? that day i decided to live a healthy lifestyle and contemplated vegetarian"

"cnn is the same channel that said howard stern is the new pope"
   26. Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2013 at 09:50 PM (#4439111)
I hope to hell he's for real because #25 makes me think he's actually a pretty fun guy.
   27. Eric Ferguson Posted: May 09, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4439151)
"i smoked pot one time


Based on some post-game locker room celebrations I saw, I do believe he did this more than once.
   28. DJS and the Infinite Sadness Posted: May 10, 2013 at 02:14 AM (#4439278)
Let's see Tatis try and catch the inner angst and existential dread of Sad ZiPS Robot.
   29. I Am Not a Number Posted: May 10, 2013 at 07:22 AM (#4439300)
Is there a level of satire that I'm missing? Or are we celebrating a grown man behaving like a 12-year old boy?
   30. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 10, 2013 at 08:01 AM (#4439309)
Or are we celebrating a grown man behaving like a 12-year old boy?


Its called folk art dude, he's a Mose T for the digital age.
   31. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: May 10, 2013 at 08:44 AM (#4439333)
Is there a level of satire that I'm missing? Or are we celebrating a grown man behaving like a 12-year old boy?


I just think it's cool when athletes are entertained by innocuous little things, just like I am. We don't knead to be dead serious all the time.
   32. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: May 10, 2013 at 08:49 AM (#4439336)
Count me in both the "this is awesome" and the "no way this is real" camps.
   33. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 10, 2013 at 08:52 AM (#4439338)
We don't knead to be dead serious all the time.


Were you making bread when you typed this? Or is there a cat sitting on your lap? Hahaha.
   34. Lassus Posted: May 10, 2013 at 08:55 AM (#4439344)
I had no idea Ray had changed his username.
   35. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 10, 2013 at 09:40 AM (#4439387)
Were you making bread when you typed this?


So that's what the kids are calling it nowadays ...
   36. dlf Posted: May 10, 2013 at 09:44 AM (#4439392)
Its called folk art dude, he's a Mose T for the digital age


Is there no field of human knowledge that this board collectively is not expert in? I never expected to see Mose referenced here. What is next, someone talking about Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Brother Ben Perkins, Howard Finster, or Charlie Tin Man Lucas?
   37. SoSH U at work Posted: May 10, 2013 at 09:47 AM (#4439396)
Count me in both the "this is awesome" and the "no way this is real" camps.


Put me in the camp that if it's not real, it's not awesome. Then it's just some twit.
   38. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: May 10, 2013 at 09:55 AM (#4439406)
Well, I had a great time looking at the pictures and thinking it was real...until the internet detector went off. I still count that minute of joy as "awesome" even if in retrospect it might be fake.
   39. SoSH U at work Posted: May 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM (#4439411)
Well, I had a great time looking at the pictures and thinking it was real...until the internet detector went off. I still count that minute of joy as "awesome" even if in retrospect it might be fake.


Fair enough.
   40. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM (#4439425)
Surely everyone knows who Howard Finster is, from the mid-80s R.E.M. connection. I presumed "Mose T" was a new nickname for Grandma Moses though.

Is there anyone here who's an expert on the "Peredvizhniki" artists of the late Russian Empire?
   41. spycake Posted: May 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM (#4439508)
I don't see any real evidence that it's fake, other than not being a verified Twitter account.

Although if it is fake, I would still be pretty impressed by whoever came up with it. It's a very subtle humor to be sure.
   42. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: May 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM (#4439514)
Bah, it's amazing, and I will assume any future "evidence" that it isn't real is merely a cover up.
   43. Der-K, the bloodied charmer Posted: May 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4439527)
I think this is real. If not, it should be.

A plea to you: I'm looking for sports posters in a blocky art deco vein, similar to say, some of the old WPA stuff. Any tips?
   44. Blubaldo Jimenez (OMJ) Posted: May 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4439538)
I choose to believe it is him, but I am unsure if he knows he is being goofy or not.
   45. eddieot Posted: May 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM (#4439603)
I almost never bring up fantasy baseball on BTF but the defining moment of my fantasy life was when Tatis hit two grand slams in one inning, and then realizing he hit both off my pitcher, Chan Ho Park. No one will ever have a greater or worse fantasy inning than that.
   46. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 10, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4439641)
Tatis hit two grand slams in one inning, and then realizing he hit both off my pitcher, Chan Ho Park


This is the amazing and underdiscussed aspect of this. What in God's name was the Dodger manager doing? (Davey Johnson? wow!). Anyway...thanks to BBRef the inning was;

1B
HBP
1B
Grand Slam #1
3-1
HR
BB
BB
FC No Out
E3
1B
F9
Grand Slam #2

He had thrown 42 pitches prior to facing Tatis for the second time, the Dodgers had an off day the day before so in theory the bullpen should have been in decent shape. I mean doesn't there come a point where you don't let your starting pitcher face 13 batters in an inning?

   47. villageidiom Posted: May 10, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4439694)
I mean doesn't there come a point where you don't let your starting pitcher face 13 batters in an inning?
Just like with no-hitters, you don't remove a pitcher when he's about to make history.
   48. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 10, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4439695)
I know Mose T from watching Antiques Roadshow.....does that make me more, or less cool?
   49. musial6 Posted: May 10, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4439740)
Just based on the fact that he's using avatars of late 30s retired family man Tatis, if it's not real then it's some one who has access to Tatis' personal photos...given that he's got the blue checkmark and he's been at it for a full year I think the chances of it being a fake account are very slim

If this wasn't the real Tatis, then one would have expected that at some point the real Tatis would get wind of this recent media blip from friends/family and at the very least the Twitter verification would be stripped.

Additionally, fooling people into thinking a real twitter account is fake is the new fake twitter account.
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: May 10, 2013 at 03:02 PM (#4439755)
I mean doesn't there come a point where you don't let your starting pitcher face 13 batters in an inning?


I've recently been thinking that a major problem with the love of pitch counts is that fewer pitchers are being pulled early when they don't have it. I have no idea if this is true, but it just feels that way at times, where you'll see a guy go 5 innings in a 10 run game.
   51. Greg K Posted: May 10, 2013 at 03:05 PM (#4439761)

I've recently been thinking that a major problem with the love of pitch counts is that fewer pitchers are being pulled early when they don't have it. I have no idea if this is true, but it just feels that way at times, where you'll see a guy go 5 innings in a 10 run game.

I was trying to remember which Buehrle game it was this season that I had this thought during. Then I realized the answer was "all of them".
   52. spycake Posted: May 10, 2013 at 03:36 PM (#4439793)
I mean doesn't there come a point where you don't let your starting pitcher face 13 batters in an inning?

Hey, 5 of the runs were unearned! That's not Park's fault at all!

In 19 career PAs against Park, Tatis hit .438/.526/.875. Interesting the 2 grand slams accounted for all 8 of his career RBI against him -- a double was his only XBH in their other meetings.

Also interesting, Park suffered this indignity while he was still a decent pitcher, 3 years before his career implosion in Texas began.

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