Looking Back at a Great Game to Watch

I don’t look back like this too often on this blog. Last December I took a look back at the 2006 Grand Valley State Championship game ten years later. You can see that post here. Today I want to look back at a great baseball game played ten years ago today in South Bend, Indiana. At the time I was both a Purdue and Notre Dame baseball season ticket holder. I just loved baseball, and Notre Dame was much closer to me. When Purdue came to South Bend it was a can’t miss game. The game in 2007 was nearly a historic game. Both pitchers carried no-hitters into the 8th inning. In the 8th Purdue finally got their first hit. Despite not getting a hit earlier they had some chances to score thanks to walks. Going into the bottom of the ninth inning Matt Bischoff took his no-hitter into the ninth inning. The first batter of the 9th singled to cancel the post game show. In the end Notre Dame walked it off in tenth inning to win a great game.

How Time Has Flown

It is hard to believe that the great pitchers duel was ten years ago. I drove home from the game listening to Mark Buehrle throwing his no-hitter, and I got home in time to see the end of that game. What a day it was to watch some great pitching. Ten years later I will see Purdue play again tonight as they take on another in-state rival in Ball State. My equipment and knowledge has changed slightly in the last ten years. I was using my Canon Rebel XT and my kit 75-300mm lens back then. I always shot in TV mode even though I didn’t know what that meant. It was just a mode that produced good pictures when the light was right. When it got dark I could never figure out why it didn’t work as well for me. It was still a few years away from me figuring out how the camera worked. Looking back at some of these great moments I wish that I had taken the time to learn back then. I wanted one photo of someone batting to add to this post, but I could not find one that I was happy with sharing. If you see the quality of the two photos that I did share then you get a sense of just how bad the batting photos were.

 

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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