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!
It’s all about the Jube tonight! I had another photo in mind but when AJ hit a walk off single to win the game in the bottom of the 6th and then give me THIS reaction! No question! Congrats fellas! There have been some great baseball games in the two days so far!!
Year ten, in a row for us… it’s amazing to look back and see all that’s happened in that time! Some great memories and some great friendships have been made on the ball fields of Northern Nevada!!
As usual, I’ll have the Photo of the Day here on the site, stop by the tent, I have a small “prize” for you if your photo makes the “Photo of the Day”…
Each year I try to come up with something new, a new collage design normally… this year, going for something different… you’ll have to let me know what you think. Here are some samples, stop by the tent and see them in print.
See you out at the ball field!
Went out and set up the tent today… the fields look great, the weather’s going to be hot… Good times ahead!