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Poor Jose Altuve. The guy is just trying to mind his own business, meanwhile, every lens in the stadium seems to want to snap a photo of any tall guy who stands near him.
On Saturday, a few photographers managed to snap some pictures of 5-foot-6 Altuve standing next to Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz.
De La Cruz, at 6-foot-5 towers over Altuve.
This new photo comes following a collection of photos showing Altuve next to New York Yankees superstar Aaron Judge.
Everyone loves “little guy, standing next to tall guy” photos. I remember seeing a photo of Zdeno Chara standing next to Nathan Gerbe back in the day, and thinking “Man, look how much taller he is,” which is about as much of a payoff as you’ll get out of photos like this.
Still, people eat them up.
I kind of feel bad for Altuve. Everyone is just waiting with bated breath for a tall guy to stand next to you. And when he does?
I wouldn’t know what this is like seeing as I’m nature’s perfect height: 5-foot10. Not too tall. Not too short. However, I’d imagine it’s not fun.
Oh well; the Astros cheated that one time, so who cares…
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