Weekly Hypothetical: You can photobomb any notable St. Louis sports moment. Go.


At some point, we’ve all encountered and probably been the culprit in a photobomb.  As the camera shudder closes to capture any notable scene, there’s at least a chance that someone will slide in behind the intended target and ruin the picture.

Photobombing is at its peak in the sports world, where the unscripted drama is often enhanced by the decidely scripted action of an uninvited participant.

We’re thinking maybe Johan Santana might like a framed picture of his Mets teammates mobbing him after his no-hitter…just one that doesn’t include the jean-shorted hooligan leaping onto the pile.

Maybe Hank Aaron would have been able to relish the photo of his most famous homerun trot if a random hippy wasn’t jogging next to him in it.

Sometimes its intentional, sometimes it’s not.  It doesn’t matter.  These days a quality photobomb can let you experience stardom, if only for a brief moment. It all leads to this week’s hypothetical:

Let’s do it.

If you were given the opportunity to hijack a portrait of any memorable St. Louis sports moment via a photobomb, what moment would you choose and why?

We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 13 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday and give a JSF logo t-shirt to the lucky individual that scores top honors. You can throw your hat into the ring one of three ways:

1.) Leave a comment below.

2.) Email us: theshow@joesportsfan.com.

3.) Send us a message on Twitter at @JoeSportsFan.

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  • Will says:

    Be Suck Admin

    • That was quite a magical moment. I think I’d like to photobomb the center field shot of this homerun. It would be me stumbling out on to the grassy area with my sweatshirt tied around my waste. I’d swipe the ball from a kid and drop to my knees displaying both my lack of coordination and disregard for the rules regarding fans in the greenery.

  • Josh Bacott says:

    I thought Sean Penn already photobombed the Freese celebration photo. Turns out that actually WAS David Freese slamming the helmet.

  • Josh says:

    I would want to photobomb the Pujols jockstrap photobomb. Preferrably wearing pants.

  • ScottyP says:

    McGwire’s 62nd home run. I’d jump into his arms at the plate before Matt McGwire. Sadly, in ’98, I was 11 and tubby. Mark probably couldn’t distinguish us.

  • Mark Dierker says:

    Gotta say Jack Clark’s homerun off Todd Niedehnfuer in the 1985 NLCS Championship Series. The video highlight off Heck of a Year was phenominal. After Clark hit that homerun. He looked at the reaction from the Cardinal’s dugout and was clearly memorized in the moment. He almost jogged towards the Cardinal dugout.

  • Phil says:

    I’ll go with Chris Duncan’s Trophy celebration after the 06 World’s Series.

  • Craig says:

    I guess the famous picture of DK warming up with the Jack Buck memorial in the background. People would say, “wow, it’s so ironic. 3 days later THIS guy would be dead.” then the quote would quickly resume with, “who is this fucking guy standing in the infield?”

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