Why does this child look so upset?
A) The Detroit Tigers had high hopes of a stellar season, and were falling significantly below those expectations, playing sub-.500 ball.
B) The Prince Valiant hairstyle
C) Those crazy 1973 kiddie rock star pants.
D) The recent resignation of President Nixon.
E) All of the Above
The Answer: As tempting as "All of the Above" may be, this photo from August 1973 captured me in a foul mood for an unknown reason. But if I had to guess, it had to be the pants. The '73 Tigers finished 3rd in the American League East, so it wasn't that terrible a year.
I wore that hairstyle for another eleven years, which effectively spared me from dating in high school.
I didn't give a fig about Nixon. Although I still remember the day he resigned, and my father telling me as we watched the news coverage ending, "Remember this day, Billy, it is a day that will go down in history". Or something similar to that.
So, let's go with the pants.