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Taking in the Crowd

GigaPan captures entire crowd at baseball playoffs

By Bruce Felps
|  Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM CDT
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Taking in the Crowd

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: A general view of a giant American Flag stretched across the ouitfield during pregame festivities between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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So there you are, taking in the ballgame and surrounding ambience after scoring some once-in-a-lifetime tickets to see the Texas Rangers in the World Series.

Maybe you’re skipping work or maybe you’re skipping out on your wife’s dinner plans with her parents — you really don’t like her parents anyway — after saying you had to work.

And you pulled it off. No one suspected a thing … until …

Major League Baseball, through the modern miracle of the GigaPan, recently posted panoramic crowd shots from all rounds of the playoffs. The high-resolution images show nearly the entire crowd at each game. The big picture is made from piecing together a whole bunch o’ smaller crowd shots, and any-ol’-body can log on, find themselves or [ahem] others in the sea of humanity, and tag them on Facebook.

There goes the alibi.

Seriously, though, it’s an awesome power when used for the forces of good. The boss-man here said he found himself during the American League Championship Series.

Not hard, though, I’d imagine, with that big-a… huge-heinie bald head of his. [hehe] Just kidding around, there, boss [hehe], you strike a dashing figure.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He takes great pains to avoid having his picture taken. He worries about the cameras.
 

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