Best of 2015- “Deep Dream” turns baseball images into nightmares

Originally published July 17, 2015.

Hey kids, it’s Hunter Pence!

Good old Hunter Pence, sticking his tongue out and diving for the ball…. now, let’s have Google’s Deep Dream take a look at Hunter Pence! It’s meant to show how a computer looks at things looking for images and such. So, what does it see with Hunter Pence?

73de0cc0-009f-41a1-b44d-4d2d3856baf7AHHHHHHHH!

wally_laying_down_1024x768Oh, Wally. You scared me there. I was worried for a second…

8944e81b-570c-4e4b-969a-99ca298e0725AHHHHHH! PLEASE GOD GET IT AWAY FROM ME, AHHHHH!

AP_arod_alex_rodriguez_tk_130805_16x9_992Oh. Alex Rodriguez, you don’t look nearly as demonic in person as some people on the internet say…

abfe74ee-00a9-4efc-8090-d8977989a9d9I TAKE IT ALL BACK, PLEASE DON’T EAT MY SOUL!

2213852Huh, a Dodger Dog and some beer. There are worse things, I suppose…

6901315e-5cb8-40b1-92fc-a3e51ad9ab3fNOOOO DEAR GOD, IT’S BECOME LIKE A HORSE-FISH-DOG-CTHULHU THING! OH, THE HUMANITY!

MrMetOh no…

6b4972dc-3704-4111-b4dd-646b607df3c8Nonononononononononono

8e903468-e4bd-43a1-8f7b-5fe8564aac6bOhgodohgodohgodohgod…

71955ed4-6ff4-4f76-ae9e-0d317d028689WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY

ac04c43f-60c1-402a-bafc-633b8429a4d8YOU MADE THE HOME RUN SCULPTURE WEIRDER?!?! HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT!?!?!

2af8eb9f-0cc3-4984-bf18-170e4346a1d6THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A BASEBALL GLOVE NOT A MANY-EYED MONSTER BEYOND MAN’S COMPREHENSION! I’M OUT OF HERE BEFORE I LOSE MY SANITY!

Oh, but the Art-Deco functions and stuff are cool:

41b181df-63ff-4b87-a5a8-c3622689786eCome back this weekend for Bizarre Baseball Culture, and until then experiment with the Deep Dream stuff over at Dreamscope.

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