Pic of the Day: Dec. 26, 2014 (Special ‘Week 17’ Edition)

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The Houston Texans taking  the field against the Chicago Bears, at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, Dec. 28, 2008 (with the roof open due to hurricane damage.)

Week 17…

just not this year.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 25, 2014 (Special ‘Non-Xmas’ Edition)

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Nick Hamilton of the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers getting a hit against the St. Cloud River Bats at Mills Field, Brainerd, Minnesota, June 15, 2011.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 21, 2014 (Special ‘Walls Have Ears, But Cameras Have Eyes’ Edition)

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Posted on the wall of the visitors’ dugout (and fully within public view, in spite of the title) at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on July 17, 2010 prior to the game between the Quad Cities River Bandits (then a Cardinals farm team) and the Fort Wayne Tincaps (a Padres farm team.)

Pic of the Day: Dec. 18, 2014 (Special ‘Sundown’ Edition)

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A few Burlington Bees warming up between innings as the sun goes down in back of Community Field, Burlington, Iowa, during the game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods, July 16, 2010.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 16, 2014 (Special ‘Gone!’ Edition)

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Several Quad Cities River Bandits and Kane County Cougars (along with an umpire, naturally) watching a home run hit by Rashun Dixon, then of the Cougars, leave Modern Woodmen Park, in Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2010.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 16, 2014 (Special ‘Smile!’ Edition)

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Prior to the game between the Houston Astros and the L.A. Angels at The Big A in Anaheim, California, July 6, 2014.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 15, 2014 (Special ‘Now Defunct Hockey’ Edition)

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Vadim Slivchenko of the (now defunct) Houston Aeros, warming up against the (now defunct) Orlando Solar Bears, at the (now defunct for all practical purposes) Summit, Houston, Texas, Dec. 31, 1995.