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Photo of the Day: A family torn apart

Mar 1, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Hmm, maybe it’s not that bad, but the Holland family of Long Beach, California clearly is one of split alliances:


When asked if the children are truly making their rooting decisions for themselves, Sara Holland told me that sometimes people — no one specific, of course, just hypothetical people — brainwash their children. Then for no apparent reason she pointed at her husband. Not sure what that was about. Nope, not at all.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Wow, that takes One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to a whole other level.

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      “WTH with your sexism? Men can wear pink.”

      “Time out!”

      Slow it down Cheetah. I realize the “up in arms” mentality is very trendy these days.
      But this guy wears pink. I wear it semi-regularly.
      I am told I were it well. It goes with my Black hair.
      Of course…I don’t wear a “hot pink” baseball jersey either.

      Time out for you taking my post seriously. You big sissie.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        How big a boy are ya? You probably outweigh me but I might have equal arm reach. I could probably give you a noogie. lol

        And no sassing back in time out.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Virgil Caine is my name, and I rode on the Danville train….

  3. natslady - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Is it just the photo, or is the Angels red more like a hot pink?

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      I am going with hot pink.
      Bunch of sissies.

      • natslady - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        I like hot pink. It goes well with my (dyed) blonde hair and my–in the summer–tan. The Angels, um, not so much. Craig is complaining on Twitter that no one comments on his posts. Well,

        (1) He isn’t trolling Nats fans like he should be.
        (2) I don’t care about the Angels unless we meet them in October.
        (3) He doesn’t comment on my blog. I mean, doesn’t he even care if the Nats get a lefty-specialist???????

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM

        WTH with your sexism? Men can wear pink.

        Time out!

      • cur68 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        SOME men can wear pink. I look terrible in pink. I’m too dark. With that said, I think Craig’s just using an iPhone or some such for pics. That’s why the LA red looks washed out.

        OOOoooo…TOOTBLAN on Calhoun….

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        Geez, cur. You can’t wear pink. You can’t wear ochre. WTH. Are you always in snow camo?

      • cur68 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

        Snow-cammo rocks. If you’re being chased by a hungry Sasquatch you gonna be real glad of it, too.

      • indaburg - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

        Darker skinned guys can totally rock pink, as long as its not pastel. My uncle, who is several shades darker than me, looks smokin’ in it.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

        Anyone can wear any color — as long as you find the right shade of it.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Picture is good.
      get something with HD.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Shirt was real Angels read. I didn’t have a ton of time to take their pic and it ended up a bit shadowed, so I added a bit of fill light. Distorted the shirt, but you can their faces better now.

      If this disqualifies me from winning a photography award, I and my iPhone will accept it.

      • cur68 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM


      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM


        I think I’ve found the problem.

        /starts the only flame war I don’t think we’ve had around these parts

    • 4d3fect - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      That isn’t hot pink, it’s magenta!


      Anyway, someone’s camera settings need tweaking, even the (Dodger) blue doesn’t look right.

  4. lewp - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    You wouod think since their names are Holland, that one of them would be a Rangers fan, (Derek Holland).

    • lewp - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      I will go ahead and say it. I wish we had an edit button…should be WOULD

    • jwbiii - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      Al Holland played for a whole bunch of teams, including the Angels, and could have a 30-ish son.

  5. fanofevilempire - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    cool picture.

  6. indaburg - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    That is one good looking family.

    The kids should get mommy’s team. Daddy’s last name, mommy’s team. That’s how it works, right?

    • paperlions - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      If their name is hyphenated, do they have to root for both teams?

      • cur68 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        ‘Lions: You may not know this but you just thew her into major existential crisis.

      • indaburg - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

        Ah, shit. My name is hyphenated. I didn’t think of that.


    • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      WTF w/ daddy’s last name?

      • indaburg - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

        We’re militant today, huh? I did hyphenate for myself, but I didn’t push it for the spawn. He’s fairly liberal but I didn’t want to push my luck. The dogs have my last name though.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        I’m just saying that doesn’t have to be a given. These things are all negotiable. We’re a mixed family. Some took spouses’ names. Some kept their own names. My BIL took our family name (so the kids have our name too). There’s no rules.

      • indaburg - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        I was joking though… whatever works, I don’t judge.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        You could get the name AND the team, woman! lol

  7. albertmn - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Well the teams are in different leagues, so they can root for both teams 95-98% of the time (not including Spring Training). My wife and I have the same issue, but one team is AL and one NL, so not an issue too often (even if her team wins more games).

  8. barroomhero80 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Mother knows best

  9. Panda Claus - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    The boy looks like he’d rather be on Mommy’s team.

    The blue does pop a little bit more.

  10. anxovies - Mar 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Is there a pill I can take to make me hibernate until April?

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