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Feast your eyes on the best shots of the year — curator’s picks — as featured in Slugball during 2014.
Crisp black and white images show how the Toronto Blue Jays staff grip the baseball on various pitches – Sportsnet
Fantastic shots of surfing an Alaskan bore tide – The Atlantic
Very cool shots of golf ball cores – James Friedman
Ping pong players in deep focus – Hyper Vocal
The amazing marks a baseball makes on Fenway Park’s famous Green Monster wall – National Geographic
All 48 Super Bowl rings – NFL
Brilliant shots of competition horses in transit from Europe to Los Angeles – ESPN
Spectacular shots of ice climbing behind a waterfall in British Columbia – Sportsnet
A gallery of the biggest swell to hit Los Angeles in over 30 years – Surfer Magazine
Cover shot: Andrew Weibrecht en route to Sochi silver – USA Today Sports Images