The Chicago Cubs Win Their Final Regular Season Home Game of the Season
Monday night we were in Chicago to see the Cubs play their final regular season home game of the season. This game was originally scheduled to be played in May, but was cancelled due to rain. That worked out great f0r me as I was shooting the first round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament in Champaign, Illinois. My games were rained out that day as well so I was able to spend the night with my family. It was an unexpected treat for me. Flash forward a few months, and the Cubs and Royals squared off in Wrigley Field. It is very possible that this will be the final baseball game that I see this year. If it was then it was a good one to end the year on. It was a well pitched game with an unexpected hero winning it with a walk off home run in the 11th. Even though my season ended when Chris Denorfia hit his home run into the left field bleachers I was very happy for everything that came with baseball this year. This was a great year shooting the sport that I love that may bloom into even more next summer.
Seeing Clayton Richard Pitch Again
My new home in West Lafayette, Indiana. Even though I haven’t lived here that long I did go to school here. When Clayton Richard pitched for the White Sox it felt like the hometown boy was pitching for my favorite team. The only time that I saw him pitch in person was in 2009. He pitched for Chicago in the Civil Rights Game in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clayton left the Sox in the Jake Peavy trade, but I have followed his career over the years. He actually picked up the win earlier this season at U.S. Cellular Field when I was there, but I was in the outfield so I could not make any photos of him. Monday night I was able to make a few photos of him during the short time he was on the mound. He has found a bit of success on the Cubs, and I am happy for him.
I did not make many photos during the game. I enjoyed just sitting back and watching it for once. Of course I did have my camera, and I made a few photos throughout the night. Here are a couple of extra photos that I liked.