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Here we go, 2014! (or, Happy Pitchers and Catchers Report Day!)

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Happy happy happy happy day, everyone! This is my seventh year commemorating the start of spring training with an original baseball-themed illustration. This year's gesture drawing-inspired illustration features the fastest player in baseball. Over on my original post, I encouraged people to watch Billy Hamilton run. I don't need to tell you guys that twice, but you still might enjoy revisiting some of last fall's highlights linked in that last sentence. Obviously, his speed is a thing of beauty. And he'll be a key factor, one way or the other, for our guys this season. So on your mark, get set... GO BASEBALL GO!!!

Also: I realized after drawing this that I've now done illustrations of the platonic ideals of running, hitting, and pitching (faceless, identity-less everyplayers who were, nevertheless, modeled on Reds!) Next year... defense?

(see this post in its original home over at my illustration blog) (prints are available, too!)

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