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No Joy in Mudville...

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 15 April 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Recently went to a Spring Training game in Bradenton. Our home team, the Pirates (gold unis), lost to the visitor Rays. It was a kind of close game. But here is a moment of decisive action... and an excerpt from that great old baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat"...

The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate;
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville - mighty Casey has struck out.

(And so did the Pirates that day...).

SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W 1/400 second F/5.0 ISO 80 21 mm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice action shot Glenn! Hard to believe that spring training is almost over and we had more snow over the weekend! ;-)

15 Apr 2013 12:34pm

@Eric Cousineau: Actually, regular season began a couple of weeks ago. This is a month-old shot. But clearly, snow respects no ball schedule.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very good action shot.

17 Apr 2013 2:56am

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SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W
1/400 second
ISO 80
21 mm