Monday, May 16, 2005

America's Past Time

It's simple...Little League is fun to shot. Easy access, a small field providing lots of shot opportunities and never a loss for great expressions from the kids. I shot a recent game for a couple of friends that have kids on an 11 year old team. Like I was a lot of fun.

For the first 4 innings a pitching machine was used and the kids were pretty aggressive at swinging at the ball. After that, the kids pitched the last couple of innings...that's where things slow down quite a bit. Pitching is a bit of a stretch for them at their age. They heave the old cowhide with all their might, and even make it across the plate a few times.

The big play of the day was a popup over the plate...the catcher zeroed in on it, but as the ball approached the ground he was positioned a little behind it. He made a spectacular diving catch for the out. A couple frames of the sequence are displayed below.

All-in-all it was a good day for baseball and a good day for shooting. See the photo gallery of game shots here: Mariners vs Stingers Baseball.

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