|What's that smell?|
From the Page 2 mailbag
Plenty of things in the sports world stink, but we still weren't sure what was causing the foul odor in this week's Page 2 Mystery Photo.
So, we asked our readers to explain what might be causing the disgust for the fans above, and, as usual, you came out smelling like a rose. Here's the best of the nearly 800 responses we received:
As the meetings between owners and players continue, the Starbucks delivery boys emerge speechless.
The peons revolt in Seligville ...
After being forced to turn their T-shirts inside out, desperate Seattle and Boston fans get creative and find another way to insult the Yankees.
As if things couldn't get worse for the Brewers, the beer distillery in Miller Park exploded, leaving the players drenched in an odor reminiscent of their record.
And in the last "Idol" episode, Simon reaches a record low in trashing the next round of contestants.
Whoa! All this crying from the union, smells like some baseball players need a diaper change.
"I don't have to tell you why teams in the AL Central aren't challenging the Twins ... it's written all over your face."
Devil Rays managment, in an attempt to improve stadium attendance, launches its new unpresidented "honesty in baseball" campaign.
Figure skating officials quickly regret allowing the American replacement judges to drink beer during competitions.
Outrageous concession prices cause outraged fans to turn these into masks just to "get their money's worth."
George W. Bush's first attempt at a campaign slogan for the 2004 Presidential election was quickly vetoed by the Republican National Committee.
Baseball fans, angered over the rise in popularity of "communist kickball" (more commonly known as soccer) show their dissapproval with an expressive protest.
Ever the innovator, Steve Spurrier dips into his bag of tricks to come up with new ways to rattle and haze the opposition.
Not seen since their classic movie "Strange Brew," the McKenzie brothers are back in Montreal and dominating the bleachers with their trademark high jinks.
Another admirer of Anna's vast tennis skills.
Expos fans, in an attempt to save their team and their revenue, begin a recycling program.
A fan of Page 2's "Mystery Photo" contest visually describes his feelings about those entries that got printed, while his were left off the list, despite submitting what he thought were winning captions week after week.
Owners were not amused when NL player rep Tom Glavine showed up for labor negotiations wearing his "Union Rally Cap."
Jerry Jones' new face lift gone completely wrong.
Tired of reporting on the usual verbal barbs exchanged as both sides depart the bargaining table, Donald Fehr stoops to the maturity level of most of the players by breaking down his analysis of the negotiations in a manner the players can relate to.
In response to the "higher-class" baseball parks, good old brat-eating, beer-drinking fans mock the snooty sushi and wine enthusiasts of today.
And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: Two young fans make their feelings known on the Indians' play Aug. 8 during a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Cleveland's Jacobs Field. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)