The World’s Biggest Bat! Made of steel, this bat weighs 68,000 pounds and stands 120-feet tall, towering over the 5-story Louisville Slugger building in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. I was there with three friends on our annual minor league baseball trip. One of the highlights of this trip was our visit to the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum in July, 2014.
Louisville Slugger is likely the most well-known brand in all of baseball land. They have been manufacturing bats for 140 (or so) years and supply bats to players on every major league team. The factory tour was fascinating and I had the opportunity to capture some interesting photographs.
The iconic bat at the entrance to the factory and museum is a scale replica of the 34″ bat used by Babe Ruth, himself. However, as good as The Bambino was, I doubt he would be able to swing this bat – that would be more of a feat for the likes of Paul Bunyan. 🙂
This shark attack in Ocean City, Maryland, was obviously more man-made than provoked. The corner of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not building has a huge Great White Shark that appears to have attacked the corner of the structure. It evidently left the waters of the Atlantic Ocean during an extremely high tide and jumped high enough to crash through and become stuck in the walls of the building – with its head lunging high above people on the Ocean City Boardwalk and its tail waving toward the beach.
Ripley’s large mechanical shark slowly lunges back and forth where everyone can see it. However, I doubt many beach-goers feel threatened by this shark attack because he (she?) has be struggling to free itself of the building for many years, day and night, all year ’round.
I imagine that thousands of beach-goers get pictures of this mechanical shark attack every week during the summer season. However, few of those photos are as dramatic as these. I thought I would put mine in the mix and offer them for sale in my online photography gallery at www.USPictures.com.
Photo taken with Nikon D3200 and AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm zoom lens.