Saturday, April 24, 2010
I once received a phone call from an irate mother, who's son photo appeared in the Kitsap Sun. There he was displayed four columns wide on the sports section front missing a throw to home and allowing the base runner to safely score. She told me he was embarrassed and devastated. I mentioned to her that since their team lost the championship 17-2 by committing six errors allowing all those runs to score, the story of the game was the all those errors committed.
Still she lambasted me, saying I should have chosen another photo to run instead one of her son missing the ball, Finally, I said, "You know, I had plenty of others to choose from, unfortunately, most were your son's inability to catch the ball and protect home plate.
I think she sounded like the one who was embarrassed, not her son, otherwise I would received a call from his father. Remember rule number one: Don't piss off the photographer. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Posted by Jim Bryant at 9:24 AM