Play Ball!

If you haven’t already met Dylan (he was featured in an earlier post titled “Emma & Dylan“), he’s the cute 6-yr-old kid on my street who loves to play baseball.

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Dylan

I had fun watching and photographing a game the other evening. I used my L Series 70-200mm lens to get close to the action. Dealt with hard light at 6:15 in the evening on an open field and shadows in the dugout. Also dealt with a little boy who doesn’t sit still.

It’s cool that the teammates take turns playing various positions throughout the game. The first position Dylan played was catcher.

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It’s really tough being the catcher. You have to remember things like: Open your mitt to catch the ball.  🙂

Whew! That was hard work out there. Time for a cool splash of Gatorade. Oh no, brain freeze!

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Warming up for that big moment in the batters box.

Now at bat for the Braves, #5 Dylan!

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Yay! A base hit that eventually resulted in a run.

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There’s always time for silliness during the game….

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And spending time with friends is awesome.

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Dylan thought he’s never get to pitch, but he was finally assigned the position of pitcher.

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Oh no. Player on the other team is hurt. All the other players get down on one knee while someone tends to the hurt individual. But it’s taking a bit long, so what’s a boy to do, but throw his mitt around while he waits.

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The Braves played well…and so did the opposing team. The game ended in a tie with a score of 6-6. No tie breaker, so everyone’s a winner!

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Keep up the good work Dylan!

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