By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports
In a day and age where Photoshop rules the day and allows anyone with access to crop and edit photos in any way they please, the Internet has become inundated with celebrities being put onto different bodies or in different situations. Some of these are funny, others are significantly less so. And sometimes, someone strikes just the right chord of celebrity mash-up and entertaining photo.
That’s what makes the tumblr page Straight Outta Cooperstown so amazing. First, with the new movie on NWA “Straight Outta Compton” coming out in August, very nicely done to tie in to coming events. The blogger has created old-time baseball cards out of rappers. It’s easy enough to badly crop a photo and place someone’s head onto another’s body, but this blog takes that skill and elevates it by also working the rappers names into legendary baseball players. I mean just look at some of these:
Fantastic play on Tupac Shakur and Lou Brock. I mean you even have the same number of syllables in the first name.
I didn’t think it would be possible to combine Missy Elliot with any baseball legend. I was wrong. So terribly wrong.
The thing that makes this perfect for me isn’t the name so much (which as with most of these is pretty solid) but the facial expression. Lemon rarely smiled in his baseball cards often having the same expression as Eminem here.
This is by far my favorite. From the perfect name mash-up to always seeing Jay-Z in a Yankees hat, this is just awesome.
These are just a few of the many that have been done over on the blog, and it seems like there’s been a new one added each day since July 19th, so here’s hoping for some more.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him. Agree/Disagree? Thoughts, comments, complaints? Email or tweet him.