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Postby CheeseBeger » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:59 am

I hope this is real...
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:10 pm

Truthfully guys I think it's an interesting coincidence but nothing more. Alexa and Rodriguez are both very common names, and red-tailed hawks aren't uncommon at all (at least here in Arizona).
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:56 pm

It was on MSNBC and things like that so I am going to have to believe its legit...
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Postby fezzik » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:00 pm

It was on Sports Center last night too...had quotes and stuff. Pretty surreal conincidence but appears true.
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby Madison » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:54 pm

knapplc wrote:OK, all funnin' aside - is this real or is this a hoax? Look at that picture I posted:

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What's up with the mowing pattern on the grass? Doesn't that seem a bit odd? And how did someone just happen to have that camera focusing on her at that time? Seems possible, but unlikely.

That could easily have been photoshopped, that's all I'm saying. This could very well turn into one of those "rest of the story" stories.


The grass is what makes me question this story. First it was simply the name and whole situation, but with all the major media covering it, I figured it was just one of those weird and unexplainable things in life. But that picture sure doesn't look right because of the grass. :-? Can anyone shed some light on why the grass is cut so weird right at that spot?
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:05 pm

Just look at Fenways grass on opening day then we will know.
But you can see the tarp over home plate...
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:21 pm

It's not the tarp that makes me wonder, it's the abrupt change in the grass mowing pattern right next to the bird. The grass on the right has a distinct mowing pattern, then next to the bird it changes.

Again, this all may be legit, but that pic allows room for lots of questions.
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:41 am

The grass looks very dry and mid-summery to me, that why I think that pic is fake.
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby fezzik » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:47 am

AussieDodger wrote:The grass looks very dry and mid-summery to me, that why I think that pic is fake.


Too many skeptics and pessimists around here...Jesus! :-D
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby teddy ballgame » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:14 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
thedude wrote:It is true. Birds often nest in Fenway. Ted Williams and Tom Yawkey used to go shooting their together on off days.


Oh yeah I remember hearing that. Didn't they use tommy guns or soemthings? :-S
It was a bird that distracted Bill Buckner too huh? :-D :-{

That happened at Shea Stadium.

Anyways, yeah the grass is a little weird but I don't know why that would make you question the picture. Maybe if the grass behind the hawk was different from the grass directly behind the girl, but I don't see what about it could be used as evidence that it might be photoshopped.

I don't think it's a mow pattern either, it just looks like they had to put new strips of grass in those two spots. They're still preparing the field for Opening Day, so I can see why they might need to do things like that.
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