Thursday, May 23, 2013

You're OUT!

I have a love/hate relationship with photographing baseball...especially since the girls have come home!!  9 out of 10 times, you're not going to get the shot.  Chances are, when the play happens, you won't be sitting there ready with your camera focused through the fence.  Instead, you'll be fixing the DVD player for the 20th time, taking someone to the potty for the 100th time, or jabbering with the mom sitting next to you :)  Every once in a while, though, it works out.  And you capture the shot that makes you smile big.

This series makes me smile.  Cade is one of the biggest players on the team, but he's also fast.  He plays shortstop which means he is involved in pick-off plays and run-downs all the time.  There have been about 3 or 4 plays very similar to this one that Cade has been involved in this year already.  Last weekend, he did this exact thing with his catcher's equipment on!!!  You guessed it...I did not catch that shot :(

This base runner was trying to steal 2nd base.  Cade is standing on 2nd waiting for the ball to come from the catcher.
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Here's the how you can see the runner put on the brakes!
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Cade could have thrown the ball to the 1st baseman, but he decided to chase him down himself.
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I love how they're running in sync, and the expressions on their faces!!
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Got him!!  You're OUT!!
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Baseball has definitely changed for me since Wesleigh came home.  I used to be the mom sitting on the fence watching every single second.  I have had to adjust that.  I might see it...I might not.  I won't say that I'm completely ok with this, but I've accepted that this is how it is.  Well...most of the time I accept it (unless I end up crying on my bathroom floor because I missed Cade's first homerun because I was sweating in the park bathroom with the littles!!!!)  :)   Oh well...that's my life....and I love it (except the sweating in the bathroom part!!)


snekcip said...

Great "CAPTURE" from both CADE and YOU!!! There is nothing like pictures that TELL A STORY!!

Our Journey to Grace and Olivia said...

you are singing my song! This is my life as well with 3 boys and adopting 2 little girls and having 2 avid baseball players....from one baseball mom to another these are phenomenal shots!

Deanna said...

FABULOUS series of pics! Way to go Cade!! These are perfect and show what a great player he is.

Shay Ankerich said...

LOVE these shots!!! Good job!!!!!

vindiebaby said...

Love those pictures :)
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The 5 Bickies said...

Excellent caught it all!

DiJo said...

Awesome pics my friend!!!!! You got it!!


Lauren McGowan said...

I feel as though I'm AT the game. Great shots! Good playing, Cade. Maybe one day your mama will remember to invite me to a game. I'll even bring Sadie who would LOVE to take the girls to the sweaty bathroom!!!

3 Peanuts said...

These are awesome shots of a fun play to watch!!!

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