Peter Bragan Jr. threw out the first pitch:
I found a new use for my 400mm lens. When I walked up to Media Will Call, they couldn't find my name on the list. Not sure what happened there, but not everyone walks up to the gate with a two foot lens draped over their shoulder, and another camera clipped to their batman belt. I guess I looked honest, because they gave me a credential and let me in the gate. Crisis averted.
I love any photo with rivals together in it. I especially love the contrast between uniforms. I suspect the players might not be as enthralled about it as me though. Check out the fans in the background... looks like a late October game in New York. Yes, it was that cold!
You'd think from the score (2-1, FSU) that it was a pitcher's dual, but that's not necessarily true. Both side left a ton of runners on bases. Not that there wasn't some good pitching... there was. Here's another of those good contrast photos... check out the logo on the ball (FSU was the "Home" team, even though a neutral site):
There was some good action in the game, and I succeeded in one of my early goals of capturing the moment of contact between bat and ball. Granted, it was a bunt, but hey... that counts! Here's Nogowski laying down the sacrifice bunt to move the runner to third:
I'm pretty sure this not the way a pick-off play is supposed to end.... oops.
Here's a guy that I'm pretty sure could be managing in the bigs if he really wanted to. The epitome of the old, hard, grissled manager. Goody guy that Mike Martin.
I got some interesting pitcher pics... in particular, different ball grips. What in the world is this pitch going to be?
Probably silly, but this shot reminded me strongly of "Field of Dreams"
See more of the 2013 baseball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators here:
2013 FSU vs. UF
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