it took a while for don sutton to find his signature pose - he tried the 'arms over head' and the 'pitching motion follow through' - but he eventually got there. i suspect this newly rediscovered pose will surpass planking, owling, and yes, even tebowing, in the coming weeks. let's let the hall of fame pitcher show us how it's done.
kneel on your left leg, and support your right arm on your right knee. left arm goes across right arm, near the elbow. baseball glove pointing down, look to the left of the camera. got it.
or, you can look directly at the camera. that works, too.
1981 fleer star stickers
squinting in the general direction of the camera is ok, too.
1981 topps league leaders
glove pointing up, is ok, but only if hatless? i might need a ruling.
1981 topps traded
1985 mother's a's
phil niekro, who couldn't quite get the right leg up. that is the most common mistake with people who attempt to 'sutton' - they kneel on the wrong knee. it's simple, people! left knee down, left arm on top.
1986 fleer mini
1988 mother's dodgers
a final 'suttoning' at the sunset of a career. i wonder how many stadiums don sutton 'suttoned' in?
but wait, his penchant for posing was so strong, that even recent issues have displayed the master's form. like 2001 topps tribute
could this be the earliest known case of 'suttoning'?
2003 topps gallery
but then there is 2003 topps all-time fan favorites
anyone else seen another player 'sutton' on a card? do you have the courage to 'sutton' somewhere unique? will tim tebow score a touchdown for the jets, and 'sutton'? we can only hope.