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Picture of the Day: Zack Greinke and some really tall guy

Dec 11, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT’s Alden Gonzalez snapped this photo at Zack Greinke‘s introductory press conference today (Greinke is 6-foot-2, by the way):


  1. Detroit Michael - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Greinke is a professional athlete who just inked a $147M contract — and he’s still not the most recognizable face in the photo.

    • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      So true. Ned Colletti’s just overmatches everyone.

    • tfbuckfutter - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

      Is Zack the guy in the blue suit?

      Just kidding… one named Zack has ever worn a suit.

      • pkers - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

        Didn’t Zack wear a suit at some point in Saved By the Bell?

      • tfbuckfutter - Dec 12, 2012 at 7:21 AM

        Not that I recall.

        Always dress shirt and tie.

        At BEST maybe a blazer.

      • ktourek - Dec 12, 2012 at 9:12 AM

        I don’t know, does this count as a suit?

      • steelersfan1983 - Dec 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

        Is that Vanilla Ice? lol

      • tfbuckfutter - Dec 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM

        Who photoshopped Deion Sanders to look like a white guy?

  2. bobwsc - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    it would be so sweet if they did these press conferences on the old set of the Magic Hour.

  3. APBA Guy - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Magic may have been the second most recognizable athlete of the 20th century after Muhammad Ali.

    • csndrew - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      I’d put Babe Ruth ahead of him. And Michael Jordan too.

      • Reflex - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

        Just from basketball in the 20th century I’d argue Charles Barkley, Julious Erving and Wilt the Stilt are probably more recognizable to a ‘typical’ 20th century sports fan. Possibly Larry Bird too. Magic was great, but I think cases could be made for a lot of athletes as ‘more recognizable’ from that century.

        That said, I think Dennis Rodman may be the most ‘recognizable’ of all. Of course that has little to do with his considerable talent. 😉

      • husky2score - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        Reflex, this is baseball.

      • tomtravis76 - Dec 12, 2012 at 7:31 AM

        sorry man, but Magic and Bird are credited with saving pro basketball. Also Magic is known world wide not just for basketball but being one of the faces of AIDS.

    • cosanostra71 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

      as much as I love Magic a Lakers fan, it’s hard to put him ahead of Michael Jordan. If I remember correctly, at one point in the 1990s, Jordan was the second most recognizable figure (fictitious or non) after Mickey Mouse.

  4. koufaxmitzvah - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    To think, Magic never made close to the same amount of money the Dodgers players are making now. And, yes, I am including all proceeds from the Magic vs Bird and Magic vs Dr J hand helds and Apple IIe program as well as the Converse contract.

    Money doesn’t make the man. Only accomplishments.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

      Okay. And love.

      And dogs and pie and a Volcano. And my red thermos.

      That’s all I need.

      • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        jeez. Have cake instead.

      • stex52 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:20 PM

        No, I’ll go with a hot, steamy, yummy fruit pie.

        Unless you have cake. Then I’ll eat that.

      • ltzep75 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM

        The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that’s all I need. … And this lamp

  5. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Wasnt that that tall guy on south park.?? Lol great episode

  6. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    That the****^

  7. goawaydog - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    maybe I am dyslexic, I see Greinke standing next to some really short guy

  8. geoknows - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Greinke’s not going to bargain with Adrian Gonzalez for #23?

  9. kelshannon19 - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Puttin on some offseason pounds aren’t we, Zack?

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