Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ems' 2008 Best of photos


“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”

- Yogi Berra


As a season 2008 was a real barn burner for the Ems. Tied for first in the division, had the league's Most Valuable Player, outstanding outfielder Daniel Robertson.

I've a ton of photos to post, many outstanding shots of many of this year's Emerald players. Here is a start, working backwards a bit with some shots from the season's last game.

I will add comentary as I start going back through the season's images.

Enjoy! And if there is a player you want me to post a photo of let me know:

Or if you want prints, please, just ask.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008? Oh yeah!


“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”

~ Casey Stengel

One of my customers (hiya Steve!) at my real job mentioned the other day there weren't any 2008 photos up on my blog. And danged if he isn't right.

This year is different than last year. Last year I was striving to make my photography and writing my full time gig. I only made it partway. And, when you have kids to feed, bills to pay and all those other nuisances life throws at us... welllll... it takes full time wages to live up to all those responsibilities. So...

I have maintained my other blog -- The Morning Donut -- but this Ems picture blog has been neglected. I do have quite a backlog of Ems' photos to post but that will have to wait for this weekend. For now I'm just going to supply you the links to the galleries of my photos that the Padres' Denis Savage, over at, has put up.

Oh... and by the way... Friday (Aug 1) is Ems' baseball card day.

Denis has posted 3 galleries so far and here they are:

Gallery I

Gallery II

Gallery III

I'll be back in a few days and put up some more. I'll be posting plenty of my player pics and some of those crowd pictures I so thoroughly enjoy taking. Without the crowd... baseball is just a bunch of guys running around.

Until then, then...

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.”

~ George F. Will


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Play Ball!


Watch this space... the Ems 2008 home opener is this Sunday. Yeah... baseball. I love my baseball.

I went and shot head shots of the players last Friday, it was media day and it was good to see the crew again.

Last year I was able to take part in the media batting practice. Man, its been a long time since I swung a bat. Lucky for everyone there I had to get back to work and didn't get to bat this time. Although last year I did almost hit the ball out. Out of the infield... I guess thats why I'm behind the camera and not the plate.

New pics coming soon!