That baseball game

After seeing some of the photos from last weekends games in the newspapers I’ve come to the conclusion it’s bloody difficult to get good shots at a game without a press-pass, and a big lense on a decent camera. That said, here’s my contribution to the sporting history of the Chicago White Sox:

Almost hit it!
almost hit it

When the ball is pitched, it travels of speeds between 80mph and 93mph! Even if they don’t have to run around as much as in other team sports, their reflexes have to be very sharp! They have stamina too. Sitting down, drinking beer, or munching on a sandwich for 2-3 hours is easy. Concentrating and running around is another matter!

Watching the game

White Sox fans will recognise these players. I haven’t a clue who they are, except for Lee, for obvious reasons! Lee went on later, and made a great catch on a high ball.

Did he make it?

See that ball in the air over his head? A low ball, delivered right into the hands of a White Sox player ensured this guy was out!

The End

5 thoughts on “That baseball game

  1. great pictures donncha! the first one in particular is excellent. you’ve got the timing down on digital cameras.

    btw, why doesn’t your comment thingy save my name/email/url in a cookie? i’m using galeon 1.2.x.

  2. I like the photo of the swing showing the power behind the bat. Unfortunately for the batter the ball is behind the bat as well.

    The speed of the ball at 80 to 93 mph is fast but the bat speed is important as well. Although much slower it makes a difference. If you can get your bat speed up the ball goes radically further on the hit. +7 mph/35 feet +12 mph/60 feet +15 mph/75 feet +18 mph/90 feet

    Bat speed and power hitting takes practice but the most important thing as in your photo shows, the bat has to hit the ball.

  3. I was a terrible hitter before high school ball. I could run fast and pitch but my coordination and reflexes were just off. I don’t know if it was a mental block on my part or if I just didn’t mature fast enough. I was embarrassed, the team bunter, fielder, and pinch runner, lol. Oh well. Really cool pics by the way, can I assume it was one of those multi-shot cameras or are you just really quick?

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