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(Retronaut)   First known photo of the middle finger. Fittingly it was a Boston baseball player   (retronaut.com) divider line 23
    More: Amusing, middle fingers, Atlanta Braves, New York Giants, Major League Baseball, pitching Triple Crown  
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2013-01-16 10:04:34 AM  
Front row, 4th from the left...am I crazy or is that Jamie Moyer?
 
2013-01-16 10:25:28 AM  
"Tired out tossing a little five-ounce baseball for two hours? I used to be a butcher. From four in the morning until eight at night I knocked down steers with a 25-pound sledge. Tired from playing 2-hours a day for 10 times the money I used to get for 16 hours a day?"

Yeah, he's flipping all of today's snowflakes the bird.
 
2013-01-16 10:31:00 AM  
 
2013-01-16 11:26:52 AM  
I don't think it's his finger.  I think he's holding a cigar.
 
2013-01-16 11:35:36 AM  

Lsherm: I don't think it's his finger.  I think he's holding a cigar.


Or he had damaged said finger and could no longer bend it.
 
2013-01-16 11:42:28 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Lsherm: I don't think it's his finger.  I think he's holding a cigar.

Or he had damaged said finger and could no longer bend it.


Or he liked flipping the bird. His baseball card also has him doing it.
 
2013-01-16 11:45:54 AM  
https://twitter.com/OldHossRadbourn/status/291229251989020672

timely, too. he posted that just yesterday.
 
2013-01-16 11:48:02 AM  
Looks like somebody likes to read U.S. Court of Appeals decisions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/nyr egion/obscene-gesture-produces-6 - years-of-legal-battling.html?_r=0
 
2013-01-16 11:51:26 AM  
Everyone knows the first middle finger occurred in nineteen-dickety two, right after Abe Simpson invented the terlet.
 
2013-01-16 12:17:06 PM  
Billy 'Farkface' Ripken is amused
 
2013-01-16 12:20:28 PM  
We have text descriptions of the elevated middle finger as an insult in Aristophanes. It's pretty old.
 
2013-01-16 12:27:48 PM  
Shocked, I am.
 
2013-01-16 12:34:26 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

I liked the old Boston Bruins photos better...
 
2013-01-16 12:43:02 PM  

keylock71: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 430x286]

I liked the old Boston Bruins photos better...


Brought to you by Liberty Mutual.
 
2013-01-16 01:31:53 PM  

DeWayne Mann: https://twitter.com/OldHossRadbourn/status/291229251989020672

timely, too. he posted that just yesterday.


Came here to ,post about ,my favorite sports player's twitter account myself...
 
2013-01-16 02:13:54 PM  
Of, and not at? My how things have changed in this town.
 
2013-01-16 02:16:40 PM  

TNel: Looks Like someone likes to read Cracked. #2

http://www.cracked.com/article_19894_8-ordinary-photos-hiding-mind-b lo wing-details_p2.html


Much better, and secondary picture showing you why he is #1. Nicely done.
 
2013-01-16 02:28:17 PM  
Charles Radbourn giving the finger to cameraman

That's Old Hoss Radbourn to you, pal.
 
2013-01-16 02:29:48 PM  
And nothing interesting in the world of baseball has happened since.
 
2013-01-16 02:41:36 PM  
Actually, it appears to be a Giants player.
 
2013-01-16 02:50:03 PM  
Look at all those obstructed view seats. Boy am I glad that got rid of thos- wait a minute...
 
2013-01-16 07:30:18 PM  
Mildly off topic, but thinking of athletes and the vernacular...

The phrase "my bad" is accredited to Manute Bol by some
 
2013-01-17 07:31:20 PM  

Schmee: Actually, it appears to be a Giants player.


Damnit, you're right. And here I was thinking that, as a Braves fan, the team had actually done something positive. Even if it was 126 years ago........

/Who am I kidding?
//Go Braves
 
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