Tuesday, January 24, 2006
"Nasty Boy" Rob Dibble used to annoy the hell out of me when he pitched against the Giants. He was one of those slovenly, unkempt, and oh yeah, maddeningly effective pitchers who seemed to do really well against my team right when I really didn't want him to - at least in 1988. This piece is from his 1989 Donruss card, after his first season in the majors. I've always liked the way this one turned out, and it think it's largely because my emnity for Dibble helped fuel the success of the caricature. I usually find it harder to do a strong caricature of someone I admire than someone I dislike.