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Sky Through a Ball Screen

My son has played on a co-ed softball team (a beer league) his whole adult life since returning from university.  I go to a few games each summer and always take pictures. His team also include his girlfriend, Tara and her brother, his girlfriend, my neighbour's sons, the fellow spinning on the boat with my son,  and several more men and women. 

 

It has specific rules such as it has to be girl, boy, girl, boy at bat. There are only three pitches to a person. If they hit it out of the field, they do not round the bases, they go into the woods to retrieve the ball.

 

It's fun to watch. A lot of the players are parents of young kids so ball gloves and balls, a sand pit with dumptrucks, and woods to play in are perfect for letting the parents get an hour of fun, exercise, socialization and a beer.

 

I made this collage of shots of my son as I thought his bright blue shirt looked good.  The team just changed to green and white shirts but the size large shirts needed for two of the fellows did not arrive yet.

 

photoblog image Baseball 2017.jpg

Sky Through a Ball Screen

My son has played on a co-ed softball team (a beer league) his whole adult life since returning from university.  I go to a few games each summer and always take pictures. His team also include his girlfriend, Tara and her brother, his girlfriend, my neighbour's sons, the fellow spinning on the boat with my son,  and several more men and women. 

 

It has specific rules such as it has to be girl, boy, girl, boy at bat. There are only three pitches to a person. If they hit it out of the field, they do not round the bases, they go into the woods to retrieve the ball.

 

It's fun to watch. A lot of the players are parents of young kids so ball gloves and balls, a sand pit with dumptrucks, and woods to play in are perfect for letting the parents get an hour of fun, exercise, socialization and a beer.

 

I made this collage of shots of my son as I thought his bright blue shirt looked good.  The team just changed to green and white shirts but the size large shirts needed for two of the fellows did not arrive yet.

 

photoblog image Baseball 2017.jpg

comments (9)

I love the rule for home-run hitters... smile Eminently practical!
Care MacADNski: It keeps the play going.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 13 Aug 2017, 06:20
"they go into the woods to retrieve the ball" sounds like the game could last all day given that the teams are a mix of gals and blokes, Mary.
Care MacADNski: Only the slugger has to retrieve it. Helps curb some of the power one has to bury it. The team has to buy the gear too.
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 13 Aug 2017, 07:15
Good healthy exercise
Care MacADNski: It is fun to watch too.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Aug 2017, 07:16
Jolie prise de vue de ce beau ciel bleu.
Care MacADNski: Early evening on a great day.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2017, 10:44
So many memories - I like the dancing clouds at the sky!
Care MacADNski: This sky topped a beautiful hot day. It was before we had our second shower of the summer - before the mosquitoes emerged.
This sounds like a great fun way to spend a day
Care MacADNski: Only an hour and a quarter as a rule otherwise the next game would have to wait. All those rules help make a quick game.
love your picture of the sky through the ball screen...

and your collage is great Mary... i like their rules... leaves more time for beer(s) after....petersmile
Care MacADNski: It seems everyone has one big beer per game.
Great memories
Care MacADNski: They certainly are.
Sounds like great fun, Mary! Love the documentary photos!

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