Caption This: Rusty Hardin Steals the Spotlight on NYT Front Page

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No one would ever call Rusty Hardin a shrinking violet, but when you are standing next to, arguably, the best pitcher ever to play the game of baseball, you'd think perhaps slightly greater discretion. Looking at the cover of Friday's New York Times, however, tells a different story.

The giant color photo of Hardin in front of his well-known client, Roger Clemens, after the mistrial in the government's perjury case against the former Astro, paints an interesting picture of the two Houston-area men. It's frankly more interesting than the perjury case itself, which ended with a whimper thanks to testimony introduced by the prosecution despite being ordered not to by the judge.

But, back to the image: that smile; that look on the face of the "Rocket"; that quintessentially Southern white sports coat; it's begging for an explanation. So, we leave it to you, dear readers, to caption this one. We were thinking of some sort of reference to either Foghorn Leghorn or Dan Aykroyd's Southern lawyers impersonation in the movie Doctor Detroit, but it felt like a stretch, so your call.

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TidyBowlMan
TidyBowlMan

"It was 80% off at Harold's going out of business sale, can you believe my luck?"

Sihaya
Sihaya

That has got to be Ray Bradbury's fictional fifty nine dollar, fifty nine cent vanilla ice cream summer suit.  A magic, wish granting suit is the only way to explain why victory clumsily fell into Hardin's lap that day.

Kylejack
Kylejack

"For a moment there I thought we were in trouble."

-Final line, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Majane41
Majane41

Clemens; "Where do we go from here boss?",Hardin; " Just smile Sunny, camera's are rolling".

Evan
Evan

Now boy I say boy we won this case because the gubbint fogot the key rule here in baseball cases you gotta keep your eye on the ball son, eye, ball, almost had a joke there, see why ain't you laughin I'm laughin I'm throwin them and you ain't catchin boy and almost had another one there, a joke that is. 

bradbarber
bradbarber

Clemens thinking to himself, ("Dammit, if I hadn't juiced like a 3rd Ward skin popper for 6 years maybe my hair would be as full as Rusty's")

Kylejack
Kylejack

Ben Matlock never loses a case.

Tinay
Tinay

Somebody get my car we are headed to Damien's!

Vinny Margott
Vinny Margott

 It's, frankly, more interesting than the perjury case itself, which ended with a whimper thanks to testimony introduced by the prosecution despite being ordered not to by the judge.

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