Back To Baseball
Yesterday after a long wait I was finally able to get back out and photograph baseball again. I have been watching friends who live in the south shoot baseball for over a month now waiting for my turn. It finally came yesterday. I travelled down to Terre Haute to see the Sycamores take on Eastern Illinois. I was so excited to shoot some baseball that I got to the stadium way too early. I just wanted to be back on the diamond, and I will watch batting practice if thats what it takes to do so. It was a beautiful day for baseball, and I was able to see a good game.
Happy Birthday to You!
The first batter for the Sycamores was Kyle Moore. Kyle was coming off a week that saw him win the MVC player of the week. He took the first pitch that he saw, and deposited it into the parking lot in right field. What makes the story even better is the fact that it was Kyle’s birthday. This was a great way to start the game. With a pitcher on the mound with an ERA over 19 you would think that the home run was the start of a barrage. It would not turn out that way. The run was the last one scored until the ninth inning.
The Walk Off
This game was just moving along. As the ninth inning approached I was doing the math and seeing that I would be back in West Lafayette much faster than I thought I would. Then with two outs in the top of the inning the Panthers pushed across a run to tie the game. The Sycamores answered with a run though in the bottom of the inning to walk it off and avoid extra innings.
Shaking Out the Rust
This is a fun time as I am back shooting baseball, but it is also a time to shake off some rust. When the season is in full swing it seems like I can’t miss with my photos. Yesterday I definitely had some rust to shake out. The good news is that baseball is a game that gives you many chances to practice so it won’t be long before I am in mid season form. It will be fun getting the practice in over the next few weeks.
What Is Next?
This is a week of firsts for 2017. Yesterday was my first baseball game of the year. This weekend I will shoot softball and football for the first time as well. If things work out I will also shoot some roller derby for the first time in 2017. This is an exciting time as the seasons shift. The spring sports are finally coming north, and it is time to get out and make some photos of the teams as they do.