For all those people that doubted Dave and Shirley’s story about the stadium, suck on this.
(submitted by Ashley)
O HAY DODGER STADIUM
the real sadness is in the fact that they’ve never seen this photo. The stranger taking the picture also took the camera after he snapped a picture of his victims. How’s THAT for awkward.
Hi I’m Vin Scully and welcome to no pants night at lovely Chavez Ravine…..
don’t get it…and why does this really qualify as awkward, besides that fact it is not a great photo?
I like how the centre of the shot is on the weed growing in front of the bollard
They just look so darn happy to be there!
Those of us who love to take stadium photos do not see the awkward 🙂
Haha, these are my parents. I was surprised to see their photo on here, but I know that my sister, Ashley, loves this website as well.
Yeah, it’s awkward.
By the way, everything “Dave” is wearing (the hat, the jacket, and the shorts) are all Dodgers merch. Haha.
Who wears short shorts-Dave wears short shorts!
I like how she is trying to hunch her way out from under his shoulder hug. Way awkward. Go Ashley!
Caption is absolutely hilarious!!!!
I don’t get it. What’s awkward. It’s just a tourist shot. That’s not awkward, it’s cute.
“Dated” doesn’t = awkward.
It simply looks like she’s laughing when the pic snapped.
For the first time ever, i came to read the comments because I couldn’t figure out why this is awkward. I’m loving the nostalgia, actually… the Daisy Dukes, the Member’s Only jacket, the awesome 70’s hair puffing out from under that hat. They were probably just stoked that they got to see Fernando on the mound that day. Still, nothing awkward here, but I appreciate the walk down memory lane. 🙂
HAHA this caption is the best thing i’ve read all day
The awkward comes from the fact that Dave and Shirley are clearly delighted with being where they are, and by the photo they are taking of the moment – and the funny comes from the fact that the out of focus large arena in the background could be anywhere.
Not every photo is going to be lobster thermidor, people – some days it’s just PB&J. And it’s all good.
Maybe, but it’s not all AWKWARD. If we wanted PB and J we would go to the PB and J site. WE come here cause we want to see awkward and this picture is just blah not awkward.
Shirley must be an A’s fan
What’s awkward to me is shirley’s stiff hand placement and her “for the love of God get that thing away from me” look.
I still don’t believe that they visited the stadium. Similar to the whole “moon landing”, the shadows are out of place with the sun.
I want to believe.
Methinks it is first date, and Dave is showing Shirley just how much a wild and crazy guy he is. “She’s with ME!”
i will say the caption is solid.
Agreed. Did it for me.
Good grief people! This is for entertainment purposes, it’s not a “written in cement” everyone must agree on the awkwardness site. If a picture doesn’t meet your standards move on and let the rest of us enjoy our version of awkwardness. Before you degrade someone else’s opinion of awkward maybe you should at least read the definition of the word. As with art, awkwardness is in the imagination and the sense of humor of the viewer. Let us enjoy our enjoyment.
Sorry Rebelle, but this one isn’t even that entertaining, except it’s got most viewers scratching their heads. OK, I guess the awkwardness is supposed to come from the fact that this couple is standing in front of Dodger Stadium, which doesn’t look all that impressive since it’s so far in the background, in order to prove that they actually WERE at Dodger Stadium. Still, the photo itself is not awkward at all. It’s not even composed awkwardly, as the couple is off to one side, and any good photographer will tell you not to just plop your people smack into the middle of the shot. The “rule of thirds” and all…
Riiight….because the guy’s awkward clothing, the awkward composition of the picture, and the awkward smile of the woman seems forced and it makes it all….awkward.
It’ll all be okay. It’s okay.
Calm down…did you enjoy it? did our comments deter it? I think if anything, our comments serve as an opportunity for someone who didn’t understand why this is awkward to validify that this is a bit of a stretch in the awkwardness category. Its not the best picture ever and theres some humor to be found in it, however, it is no where near most of the other pictures on this site.
I actually laughed at this photo. I thought it was really funny. Now, I just feel really awkward.
then just laugh at that little plant in front of that post! (there, now you should feel less awkward. )
Hey, don’t go laughing at that defenseless little plant!
“Aww look at ‘im. He’s so cute and all ALONE!”
Poor baby, out if its element, only concrete and Dodgers fans as far as its little leaves can see.
Agreed, Em. It’s the plant placement that throws this photo off. …and it’s so subliminal that I almost missed it. My third eye must have caught it and caused the subconscious laughter in my head. Thanks for pointing it out.
Thats right. It really is a pic of a plant, taken by the plant’s father and it’s awkward because there are some weird people that are just standing there, trying to inch into the pic as well.
Stop with the awkwardness definition degradation already!! Go on, enjoy your enjoyment!
Linday’s comment about some weird people inching into the plant’s picture was the best thing about this whole photo! I laughed out loud.
sock it to me, styley… ohfoul
What’s awkward is he is more concerned about the warm comfort of his arms, rather than his legs.
It’s like walking around outside in shorts during winter and complaining that you’re cold…
Is that a Members Only jacket he’s wearing? Shudder. Also, to the people who don’t think this pic is awkward — how could it be compared to such gems as “Saturday Night Special” and of course, the unforgettable “LOL Cats” ?? Also, let’s not forget Marnie’s Thanksgiving Day manifesto!
… the joke is that people take pics in front of impressive sites and monuments to prove they were there. No offense to those that love the Dodgers, but the background isn’t that impressive.
Not to mention, if you were so proud to be at Dodger’s Stadium, wouldn’t you have taken a picture, oh, I don’t know, with the name of the stadium in it? To me, a random parking lot with random stadium picture to me IS awkward!
You can’t really tell, but under that red circle, on the white rectangle, in between the two poles, it’s says “Dodgers”. Possibly they wanted to have the name in the photo, but they might have stood a little bit closer so it would actually be recognizable to people who have never been there.
its those zig-zag canopies. no other place has them…
Good to see the other replies… I was going to say that I don’t get it. Ok, the photo is a bit blurry, and the shorts are a bit short, but ??
this is adorable
Could that couple please scoot to the left a little bit? I need a better shot of the stadium.
I think it would be even funnier if Dave put his arm up to make it look like he was also hugging the stadium because it is clearly the star of this photo.
me either jules…
Awkward? That plant has no business growing next to that barrier.
Awesome!! The plant is SO dated…
You follow up the hilarious Cabbage Patch monstrosity with a photo that’s just framed a little weird? No, no, no…
Wow, how awkward. Two people with a vaguely interesting background.
Beyond the ’80s fashions, I’m not seeing much awkwardness here, either. But maybe that’s because I can’t see any awkwardness where my Dodgers are involved. Think Blue!
Now Ebbets Field would have made it a much less awkward shot! 😉
Is it wrong of me to think the dad is kind of cute in those short shorts?
YES!!!! very very wrong!
Did anyone else miss the story we’re supposed to not be doubting? I’ve seen all the pix on the site, and I believe this is the first one that’s baffled me.
I’m with Jules. Looks pretty average to me.
Yeah…I don’t get this one. Sure its a bit off centered, but its really not that bad. It says, “we were at Dodger stadium.” Reaching today I guess.
probably the way the people are dressed and it’s VERY off-centered, not just slightly. The woman looks very uncomfortable.
agree, this one is reaching. as in zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Dunno. The hat does match the stadium, after all.
Not only am I not seeing the awkwardness, it’s from Dodger Stadium, which as a kid I would get chills walking up to the stadium, and I got a little bit of that ole feeling looking at this picture.
I say great memory!
Look how the woman is hunched over just a bit. She’s standing like she is really uncomfortable with the other guy’s arm around her shoulder. It’s a classic awkward if you ask me.
Thats what I would cal it too “classic awkwardness” on her part
I’m sure glad they felt the need to get the WHOLE stadium in the pic…
well, not to break dorky on everyone, but those crazy zig-zag canopies there are the most distinguishable part of chavez ravine… (i can actually see why they wanted them in the pic)
Hmmm. I’m not seeing the awkwardness here. What am I missing??
…besides the short-short/wind breaker combination that is.
Hey dave is rocking those daisy dukes!!
Look at dem girls with the daisy dukes on!…I wantcha to…
Sing it with me now! hahaha
The very proper hand placement by Shirley…
Someone actually taking a picture of Dodger stadium. Really, it’s quite dated.
The awkwardness of the people as a secondary subject
More people really need to learn from a photo such as this.
When photographing a stadium, it is…and always should be…all about the stadium.
Perhaps if the photo was in focus, they would have payed better homage to The Stadium!
Especially, when that stadium is Dodger Stadium…
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