Last year we saw the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Whitesox at U.S. Cellular Field. Of course we were rooting for Chicago with our daughter and boyfriend who are Chicagoans. Last Monday we saw the Athletics beat our beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. I am never going to any A’s games again…ever! Of course it was fun just being at PNC Park. Before the game I had my beer served to me by a Pirate wearing an eyepatch and bandanna. Our conversation was entirely in Pirate! Yarrgh!
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You know when Spring arrives because everybody is ready for baseball. I can’t wait to see a couple of more games this year. Last year we saw the Yankees and White Sox at home. This year hopefully, the Mets and Pirates at their homes. I took this one at Yankee Stadium last year. Mark Texeria looses his bat and it is caught by Spike Lee in the stands. Only in New York could this happen. You can buy a print of this one and see other pictures by clicking here.
Albert Pujols has been called The Machine. He is one of the most powerful hitters in baseball today and maybe all time. Unfortunately, we got to see him prove it at a recent Yankee game. Here he is seeing something he is very familiar with, the intentional walk, You can buy a print of this at my commercial site by clicking here.
There is no doubt that the number two will be retired after Derek Jeter hangs it up. He will join, Ruth, DiMaggio,Mantle and Gehrig as one of the greatest Yankees ever. I have been fortunate to see some greats play: Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Roberto Clemente and now Derek Jeter. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here
I remember as a kid watching Roberto Clemente in Pittsburgh. He would exhaust pitchers. It seemed sometimes he would hit twenty foul balls in a row with that perfect graceful swing. Sure a foul ball is a strike but if you hit a lot of them, the pitcher gets tired and eventually gives up something to hit. Maybe you won’t get the hit, maybe it will be the next hitter in the order but if you keep hitting fouls one things is for sure and that is eventually the pitcher will become exhausted. The Yankees are very good at doing this. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
On July 15th, my wife (a life long Yankee Fan) and I went to see our first Yankee Game in the very beautiful and expensive Yankee Stadium. $50 tickets got us seats in the third level terrace which was a nice hike on a hot and humid day. However, it was still great fun and wonderful to see the “little girl” face on my bride of 41 years. In this picture you gotta think he had a beautiful swing put where is that confounded bat? Turns out Spike Lee caught Mark Teixeira’s errant bat. Buy a print of the Missing Bat on my commercial site by clicking here.