He’s not in the Hall of Fame, but Dave Parker’s legacy is firmly cemented in shirt form:
Quick internet research shows that this shirt is at least two years old, but I just saw it yesterday. On a person. Walking the streets of Cincinnati. Here’s the original image:
The good ‘ol days.
Yes, caption, yes those were the good ‘ol days. Most frequently asked questions:
1. Where was this taken? At Pirates spring training, Bradenton, Florida, 1980. (by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr.)
2. Who’s the dude chilling in the back? Pitcher Grant Jackson, then a relief pitcher for the Pirates.
3. Is that just a cigarette? One can’t quite be sure, but preliminary reports point to no…