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Falling Flat on your Face - Literally!

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Dave, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I've never understood why they put SO much water on a baseball field before the game. I know they have to knock down the dust, etc., but at the local field for the Gwinnett Braves (AAA), it seems that they almost muddy up the infield. Here's an example to show what I"m talking about. This guy stole second, there wasn't a throw, but he hit the ground and basically came to such an abrupt halt that he whiplashed his head into the ground and bloodies his nose. This is a player for the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (the Phillies AAA equivalent).

    1) Taking off for 2nd
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    2) Initial impact
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    3) The rest of the sequence of the "slide"
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    4)
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    5)
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    6) The trainer came out to take a look
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    7) After a bit he deemed himself fit to continue playing
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    8) Here you can see the blood just under his nose
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    9) However, that didn't stop him from scoring on a single by the very next batter.
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  2. Looks lke he just feel on his face in No. 2, looks wierd. Would have liked to see that play from the third base side, nice sequence.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Thanks Brooks. Yeah sometimes I wish I didn't sit right down the base line from first to second just for occasions like this. I'll have to look on the official team photographer's site and see if she got the sequence from a different angle.
     
  4. HockeyDad2324

    HockeyDad2324

    88
    May 6, 2009
    Maryland
    LOL..Nice Pictures Dave...Looks like even the pros need to practice sliding!
    Sean
     
  5. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Nice Gunslingin!!
     
  6. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Thanks Sean...yeah or account for the wet dirt they're sliding into.

    Thanks ya...
     
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