OK, this story is just too good not to share! I’m in a unique position, I spend a large part of the tournament kneeling in front of the dugouts on all the fields… so I get to hear a lot of what goes on with the kids. Well, on Saturday… as this fella’s running out to bat, someone in the dugout yells, “… I’ll give you 10 bucks if you hit a home run!”… so out he trots to the dish… I believe the other team was making a pitching change so the 3rd base coach was chatting with him and very distinctly (as you can see in the photo…) where he wanted him to drive the ball… 🙂
Up to the plate, thank you very much, I’ll just go yard with that one! … and with a huge smile (you’ll have to look that photo up in the gallery…) the first words he says when he returns from his journey around the bases… “… you owe me 10 bucks!” 🙂
Sorry, got a little behind with Photo of the Day… Friday night’s 7:30 game brought me my photo of the day… This is my 11th year shooting all star tournaments, so I’ve seen a lot of things out here. I wanted to give this fella a shout out for his performance on Friday night.
When you walk up to a field with the 12’s you see a full range of sizes, some kids have hit that growth spurt and others haven’t… but baseball is a sport that doesn’t require a particular physique… at the beginning of the game, you can always kinda hear the hushed chatter of the kids making “impressions” of the pitchers that are warming up… these days a lot of these kids are playing each other in travel ball tournaments so sometimes they know each other…
So… I wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Davis. He’s not 6 foot, 220 lbs. but at the end of the game, he was STILL on the mound for Reno American with the win. Bravo for doing your job!
I’ve been using the same gallery template and method for quite a few years now and it’s unsupported by the company that I got the plug in from so… it’s time to make a change. It will be one of those, for better or worse kinda things… so I’m sorry for the “worse” things and I hope the “better” things prove to be truly “better”! 🙂
First thing you’re going to notice if you make a purchase… I’m no longer in the fulfillment part of the transaction. The new company handles all of it, at a cost, of course…. as of June 27th I’ve not raised the pricing to accommodate this increase in cost but considering I’ve held my pricing steady for the past three years when all my costs have been going up, please do not be surprised when the pricing does go up in the next few months. (Update, prices are going up July 11th… so get your orders in ASAP!)
So… what does this mean? For the galleries that I do have on the new site (I’ll be working on putting more on there…)… When you submit that shopping cart now, they’re asking for money and you will not be able to proceed without a paid credit card transaction (with a 3.75% credit card convenience fee (added in August 2016). Once paid, you’ll receive the prints/products in the mail from one of the three vendors I’ve chosen to fulfill the orders. This is a catch 22… I’ve now got additional products that I’ve been able to add but it means that I will not be meeting you somewhere in town for delivery…. (for better or worse…).
I will be continuing to work on a method of how to communicate to me for collages as those are all custom products (even template collages…) and I’m hoping to also add back in “local fulfillment” to that mix so in the mean time, I’d love to hear your feedback but keep in mind that the new submit button will take you through the entire transaction process now.