Photo of the Day: Willie Mays’ catch in color

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UPDATE: The photo was colorized by John Turney, and first pointed out at UniWatch last year. Awesome job. Sorry I was unaware of the provenance until a few minutes ago.

11:02 AM: I have no idea where this came from. I saw it on a friends’ Facebook page. I don’t know if it’s an original color picture or expertly colorized. All I know is that it’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while:

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Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.