Not much action again during this game, save a pair of good looking double plays in the ninth inning. Here was one of them.
Cardinals’ pitching was just too good all week.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” I’m addicted to the smell of pine tar in the on deck circle.
This year’s two interleague series at Camden Yards have brought two legendary managers to Baltimore.
It was neat sitting next to La Russa as he operated. He’s both quiet and intense at the same time. He seems to have no tolerance for mistakes, however small or inconsequential they may seem at the time.
At least those were the impressions I got of him. Then again, I really wasn’t paying attention besides snapping these few frames into the dugout.
“Baltimore Orioles photography.”
Or, more like ‘Chris Carpenter Photography: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 vs. Baltimore Orioles.’
The Cardinals’ starting pitcher was lights out all night, only allowing one run in his complete game outing. There wasn’t much else in the way of action, obviously, so I posted his end of game reactions instead.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” I don’t know why it took me until now to bring a second body along to shoot with. Having the option of two different lenses to shoot with at once is not rocket science.
The Orioles lost this first game of their interleague series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Here is the box score.
This series had a lot of hype. Baseball’s best hitter, Albert Pujols, was supposed to come to town with his team for the first time in Camden Yards history. Yet an untimely injury last week left him sidelined and left spirits rather deflated around the park.
Tuesday was a strange game. A strong rainstorm came and caused a delay a few innings in. That delay only lasted about ten minutes, though, and by the time we had gotten upstairs to the office, the grounds crew had already pulled off the tarp.
I had fun shooting anyway. I got to use the 400 mm lens for a few innings, which was a nice change from the usual 300 mm I shoot with. I was also lined up perfectly for Luke Scott’s spectacular display of home run robbery in the ninth inning, which I’ll post more about soon.
This game’s “Thing I Learned”: It’s much easier to shoot baseball with a 400 mm lens. There’s far less room in your frame for error. That being said, I love shooting with both.