First Pitch 2023
Baseball begins today in my hometown of Cincinnati, the birthplace of Major League Baseball here along the Ohio River.
To start the season, former Cincinnati Red, Todd Frazier, will throw the ceremonial “First Pitch” on this “Opening Day” in Great American Ballpark.
Here is a painting I did of Todd Frazier back in 2015 when he was the All-Star Homerun Derby Champ during the All-Star Game weekend at Great American Ballpark midsummer of that year.
Back then one of my favorite tunes, Frank Sinatra’s renowned hit “Fly Me To The Moon” was Frazier’s up-to-bat song; so in the graphic speed-stream strings of the flying ball I added the song lyric “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars…” scripted in the wind. I also drew *the man in the moon* to look like and characterize the face and expression of the old-fashioned “Mr. Red” mascot including his signature old-timer mustache.
Read more about “Opening Day” in my hometown including additional links to more of my baseball artwork in:
“Hope Springs Eternal on Opening Day”
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