Terrible Photos of Ballparks from the Interstate: Volume II

At the end of last week, the author introduced not merely to the readers of this site, but also to citizens of the entire world, a new genre of artistic expression — namely, terrible photos of ballparks from the interstate.

To say that enthusiasm has abounded with regard to these poorly conceived images would be to repeat a lie that I told my parents just a few hours ago in response to their suggestion that my life is little more than a collection of poor decisions, one after the other, not unlike soldiers on the front lines marching to their certain, respective deaths.

Whatever the case, it does appear as though more than zero other people had already been participating in this practice of hastily photographing ballparks while in transit — even without recognizing the possible implications of that practice to art history. What follows is the work of one such reader, Ms. Rachel Monroe.

O.co Coliseum
O.co Coliseum is located in Oakland, California, and serves as home to the Oakland Athletics. Here’s a terrible photo of it from (what is presumably) the interstate the nearby BART station, BART itself often being referred to as “an interstate on rails”:

Monroe Oakland


Safeco Field
Here one finds an exemplary contribution to the genre, in that the composition is typically miserable but also so is the lighting. Regard, a terrible photo of Safeco from the interstate:

Monroe Safeco


Autozone Park
Autozone Park is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is home to Cardinals affiliate the Memphis Redbirds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. This isn’t a photo of it from the interstate, but it is terrible — and, I’ll submit, captures the spirit of the form:

Monroe Busch

Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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9 years ago

That photo of the Oakland Coliseum is actually from the BART station platform. If you took a photo of it from Interstate 880 Oracle Arena would be in the foreground.