05.23.13 Florida Collegiate Summer League: First Pitch Reception
This is the start of my second season with the Florida Collegiate Summer League, and this is the event that kicks off my season with them. Want to say thanks to everyone associated with the FCSL: Mike and Sara Whiting, Rob Sitz, Stefano Foggi, Jay Hatch, and Phil Chinnery. I am truly fortunate to work with a great organization and a terrific group of people.
05.14.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Yeah I know the stadium light is coming out of that guy’s head, but that makes the photo funny to me. It looks like the guy is doing a silly dance while balancing a light on his hat.
05.13.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Not much action happened for the Cubs this night. They could only muster five singles the entire game. The lack of action is the excuse I’m using for my general dissatisfaction of this shooting night. However it really is a weak excuse. I just missed a lot of action on the field. It seemed like I was never in the right position or place to capture it properly. But the best part of working for the Cubs is I usually get the next day to redeem myself.
Next time, I’ll blame all the junk food I eat at The Jack. (And I eat a crapload of it on Belly-Buster Mondays.)
05.10.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Dunedin Blue Jays
This game was suspended once the sky opened up and rain thundered down. Everything was flooded in less than a half hour. I made a dash for my car once there was a break in the rain, and I had to wade through calf-high puddles to get there. It was a little nerve-wracking carrying all my camera equipment through deep waters hoping the rain stayed away long enough for me to get to my car. But all ended well.
If the suspended game, that’s supposed to be continued the next day, gets cancelled because of the rain, do these photos even matter?
05.01.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Palm Beach Cardinals
An all around great day for me.
One: this was the best played home game this season. Both teams played really well, and the pitching was superb.
Two: the average home game has taken three hours, but this was completed in an efficient two hours.
Three: the game started at 10:35 am, so my day was free by 1 pm.
Four: after two days of underwhelming photography, I’m really happy with what I shot today.
04.27.13, Patrick Kelman and Angie Eubank’s wedding
First time this year working with Tupat. It’s always a pleasure working with him and his crew.
04.29.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Palm Beach Cardinals
Not a great shooting night for me. This game was a pitcher’s duel so there weren’t a lot of hits, but when there was good action happening (like the Cardinal’s manager getting thrown out of the game,) I wasn’t prepared for it. Since there is a lot of time in baseball when there isn’t anything going on, I have caught myself daydreaming or staring blankly into space while my mind wanders. I need to stay more focused during the game, but I do like to daydream.
04.25.13, Daytona Cubs vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers
Yea! I finally see the Cubs win!
04.20.13 Daytona Cubs vs. Tampa Yankees
A better shooting night for me. Shot from some new places in the ballpark which gave me some different angles. But the Cubs still lost. Seven games, seven losses.