Douglas vs. Manogue Varsity Baseball…

A strange game today… I’m always learning the rules, the strategies of the game, etc… today some strange things happened… and this is from my perspective… based on what I heard and saw… and I’m NO baseball expert by any stretch of the imagination….

Bottom of the 7th, Manogue 5-3, no outs… Douglas with runners on 1st and 2nd…  Batter pops the ball up… the Manogue shortstop and 3rd baseman loose the ball in the “ball colored” sky and it drops to the ground, apparently the field umpire called it an infield fly (but no one heard this…)(supposed to be an out… I don’t totally understand the entire idea behind this rule… but it’s a rule… ) the runners started advancing… the runner reaching third thought he was out by force… but if it’s and infield fly then it’s not a force… I’m confused just writing all of this…

Anyway… Douglas’ Manager was out to “discuss” this with the umpires… out he goes after a long “discussion”…. when we get back to baseball… Douglas now has two outs… Douglas puts another runner on, then drives them both in… tie game at 5… base hit, pinch runner, another single… the Douglas 3rd base coach sends the runner… a collision at home plate (see the photo below and in the Douglas gallery)… the Douglas runner touches home plate, ump calls him safe, game over… that’s the speed reader version… tensions high… fans chipping away too… time to exit stage right for me!

WOW that was a wild one!  Still not sure I exactly understand all of what I witnessed…

Here are some photos from the day!  🙂  The good stuff for me…  More photographic “editorial” comments below the photos… Click on the photos to see them larger….

Shooting at Douglas for these 11:00 AM games is a bit of a nightmare… but you get what you get when you shoot outdoor sports… The problem is the sun is blasting the field players from behind… so you have to accommodate for that which then blows out the sky… The batters will have a harsh shadow across some part of their face… The pitchers, when they stretch back you get part of them blasted with sun and part in the shade of their own body… then let’s add in some white pants… 🙂  Gotta love photography!  See you out at the fields soon!

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