Cal Ripken Baseball (Low Rookie-Division)

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Well the first year of Little league is in the books (Our town doesn't have a tee-ball league). My son played well for his first year and we were very proud of his accomplishments.

All images shot with my D700 and the Nikon 70-200mm VRII lens with 1.4 TC

1.) Played Second Base for the majority of the games (recorded 5 outs during one game at that position).

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2.) When not playing Second Base he wanted to Catch. Obviously, I need to work on the catching concept with him. :smile:

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3.) He did well with his hitting (coach pitch). At the end of the season he was so good, he could hit with his eyes closed :biggrin:

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4.) Base running improved throughout the season and he did a good job of staying alert when the next batter was up at the plate.

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5.) Sliding (and I use that word graciously) into Home plate. We need to work on some sliding drills for next year.

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6.) Run scored at the plate. He has the celebration concept down (this actually transitioned into a brief gangnam style dance).

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7.) Into the sunset with the Spring baseball season. Can't wait for next year.
(Nikon 24-70mm Lens used for this portrait).

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Very cool! Can definitely tell he loves the sport, which is important at that young of an age.
 
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Excellent. I truly enjoyed the series. I feel the they do a great job at telling the story. Love how well exposed all the pictures were, including the ones at you Flicker page : )
 
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Very cool! Can definitely tell he loves the sport, which is important at that young of an age.
Thank you very much Brian.

Excellent. I truly enjoyed the series. I feel the they do a great job at telling the story. Love how well exposed all the pictures were, including the ones at you Flicker page : )
Thanks for the comment and for also checking out my Flickr page.

Nice shots! He looks good at the plate--stays back very nicely! Thanks Glenn

Glenn

5 & 6 are really funny shots. Great set
Thanks. Image #5 still brings a chuckle. No play at the plate, but he slides in anyway. :smile:
Sweet shots.
Thank You
 
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Awesome set!! He'll for sure appreciate looking at those when he's older.
 
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Sure wish I had the gear we have now to shoot games when our boys (17, 15, & 12) were the age of your little guy. Some precious memories for sure.

The only criticism I have is for number 1 and number 2. In both cases, I would like to see more of his face and more specifically his eyes. Baseball hats and catcher's masks make it very difficult, but by staying as low as possible -- literally laying on the ground for this age sometimes, you will have more success.

Golden hour light makes these very nice, and the photos 3, 5, & 6 are in a class by themselves. Beautiful.
 
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Wonderful pictures of a impressive player!

Klaus
Thank You Klaus

Awesome set!! He'll for sure appreciate looking at those when he's older.
Thank You

Sure wish I had the gear we have now to shoot games when our boys (17, 15, & 12) were the age of your little guy. Some precious memories for sure.

The only criticism I have is for number 1 and number 2. In both cases, I would like to see more of his face and more specifically his eyes. Baseball hats and catcher's masks make it very difficult, but by staying as low as possible -- literally laying on the ground for this age sometimes, you will have more success.

Golden hour light makes these very nice, and the photos 3, 5, & 6 are in a class by themselves. Beautiful.
Thank You very much for the tip and comment.
 

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