shooting gallery

By strazz

October 9, 2008

Category: Sports

1 Comment »

In 2006, I got clocked in the side of the head by a baseball while transmitting photos from the back of the photo dugout at US Cellular Field.

Ever since then I have been fairly gun shy when it comes to shooting baseball games.

When I arrived at my photo position at Tropicana Field in St. Pete for game 1 of the ALDS my first thought was, “I’m going to die!” My spot was behind a temporary cement barrier that was constructed facing home plate just past the third base coach’s box.

Luckily, no line drives came at me only a couple hard grounders.

Here is my reaction to one of those grounders courtesy of James Borchuck of the St. Petersburg Times.

When I arrived at “The Trop” for Game 2, this photo was taped up on the wall in the photo work room.

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One Response to “shooting gallery”

  1. Ahh, it’s for the love of the game!

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