|A baseball awaits use in the Baltimore Orioles|
This photo reminds me of a story the advisor of my high school paper told us in driving home the need for us to supply detailed photo assignments.
According to him ... the sports staff at an unnamed paper was given to giving vague assignments. One day, the photographer, having been given an assignment that said simply: "football photo," appeared right at deadline and handed the sports editor a beautifully focused and well-lit photo of a football.
The photo assignments got more attention after that ran as lead art. And more than 40 years later, I have that story stuck still in my head.