Friday, June 21, 2013

Fridays Fences: Boys of Summer


What could be more appropriate for the first day of summer than scenes from a hometown baseball game? This was the South Bend Silver Hawks vs. The Dayton Dragons.

Now, I have to confess that my husband had to drag me there. My distant memories of baseball involved deep sunburns and even deeper boredom. But our seats were in the shade, and there were lots of distractions and attractions for those of us with short attention spans. Plus, I had my camera to play with.


The "fence" here is actually more of a net. It's there to keep people from getting beaned by foul balls.

With a deep, booming Voice of God, the vendor calls "Cold beer, peanuts, aaaaaand?"
The crowd response is always, "Craack-er Jacks!" 


Our home boys got their hats handed to them, but it was still a great time.

Posted for Fridays Fences and for Shadow Shot Sunday 2


sylvia kirkwood said...

Fun shadow shots for the day!!I love the vendor!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Ralph said...

Baseball is a slow paced game that often relies on the guile of the manager. Yet it can be a rich game - moves are made that are like chess, tactical and strategic (pulling the outfield in, intentional walks, etc). I find the slow pacing (and a cold can of Miller Lite :) an oddly relaxing way to spend 3 hours!

robin. said...

i must admit baseball is my least favorite sport to watch...i enjoy people watching at those events instead. Great shots!!!

Jim said...

Love the gate.

Sophie A. said...

Three great photos, I like that baseball players shot the best.

Have a nice weekend.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful lighting in the first photo and love the tale of the vendor's call!

Jeanne Baney said...

I've been to a Dayton Dragons Dayton where I used to live. You captured the feeling of the game wonderfully.

MyMaracas said...

Ralph, I have heard it's a subtle game. Since I understand none of those subtleties, I only perk up when the pitcher winds up. My loss, probably, but like Robin I'm more interested in people watching. And the beer.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Those are AWESOME shots!! Really takes you there.