While cruising through the Getty Images archive for photographs, I came across this greatest photograph ever taken.  It’s an image of Los Angeles Dodgers organist Nancy Bea Heffley tickling the ivories during a game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 1991.

Everything that’s perfect about this photograph:

  • Her hairdo;
  • Her glasses;
  • Her sweater;
  • Her watch;
  • Her nails;
  • The watch; and
  • Finally, the slightly bemused look on her face that suggests she’s only pretending to not want her photo to be taken.

Immense kudos to Stephen Dunn who originally snapped the picture.

Comments (16)

  1. That’s a boner maker right there, that’s what that is.

  2. People often forget that the eighties extended into the mid nineties.

  3. Nancy Bea looks like she was/is a big fan of Momma’s Family.

  4. In fairness, isn’t everyone?

  5. A sweater in Southern California – yikes. I would say that the picture was taken in the 4th inning or earlier as half the fans still aren’t there.

  6. I’m going to go with pregame because absolutely no one is visible on the field.

  7. Gotta be pre-game. Love those headphones and how she deftly has saved the ‘do while rocking them.

  8. Whoa – she has the neck of a construction worker, and likes to use the ol tanning lotion – but not on her face.

  9. And the posture of a brontosaurus.

  10. Parkes, you should include a game summary. I need to know what happened.

  11. The Padres won the game 4-2, thanks to a three run third inning.

    Player of the game was Jerald Clark who went 3 for 3 and knocked a run in with two out in the third. Fred McGriff had the game winning RBI, and Tony Fernandez stole a base. Padres pitcher Greg Harris was one out away from a complete game when he got the hook.

  12. Sounds like more than the organ playing was exciting.

    I said organ playing. Ha.

  13. Kinda takes the wrinkles out.

  14. Hot.

    But (Wilner nazi alert) really I’m only posting to tell you that I don’t think you mean “bemused” in that last bullet.

  15. Don’t knock it till you tried it … That sweater hides a multitide of casualties, mon freres.

  16. I’m taking the position that the “Dodgers” cup on the organ is her 5th beer. That’ll explain the “half in the bag” kinda look she’s giving to the camera.

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