View 175: Play Ball!

Syracuse Chiefs Seth Bynum (11) slides into 2nd base in an attempt to break up a double play in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse Chiefs Seth Bynum (11) slides into 2nd base in an attempt to break up a double play in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 320, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

Finally, a beautiful Spring day greeted Central New Yorkers last Saturday.  A prefect day to go to the ballpark and catch a game between the Triple A clubs, the Syracuse Chiefs and their Thruway rivals, the Rochester Red Wings. The game featured good hitting, pitching and field play.  The Chiefs went on to win just their second home game this season and I have to think it was, in part, due to the weather which so far this season has seemed more like late Fall then Spring.

Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Yunesky Maya (15) earns the win against the Rochester Red Wings in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Yunesky Maya (15) earns the win against the Rochester Red Wings in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

Syracuse Chiefs catcher Carlos Maldonado (48) at the plate in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse Chiefs catcher Carlos Maldonado (48) at the plate in Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 250, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

A close play at Home plate...he is safe?

A close play at Home plate...he is safe? Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 360, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

Then there was this thing called the Ugly Duckling Race which was won by Yours Truly. How do you like the duck bill?

Ugly Duckling Race winner!

Ugly Duckling Race winner!

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15 Responses to View 175: Play Ball!

  1. Howie says:

    hey. I think I saw that duck at Forsythe NWR last week

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  2. milkayphoto says:

    Vibrant sports photos! Looks like a perfect, (well perfect if you are into sports…as for me a perfect day is at a beach or pool and NOT sitting in a stadium!) way to spend a gorgeous day.

    You are a brave man, Scott, to show that last image. Quack! Quack! 😉

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  3. First time I’ve seen the nose up close; how funny! lol

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  4. Karma says:

    Hee, hee – cute shot with the duckie! Was that one of those rubber-ducks-in-the-river kind of races?
    I’ve got baseball on the blog today too! Not up close action shots like you’ve got, but still baseball.

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  5. montucky says:

    Excellent action shots! Sad that there’s not more support for Triple A. Personally I’d rather watch that than the majors.

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    • I am with you, Terry. Minor league teams are less expensive, the players more accessible and you can get really close if you want to. The 2nd and 3rd photos were taken from the third row down the 3rd base line while I was waiting to go on the field for the duck race.

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  6. truels says:

    In which play did you win that little ugly green duck – and that large yellow nose?!!
    Anyway – it seems like you had a nice day 😉

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  7. Anna says:

    These are such great action shots and so colorful! LOL I smiled about the ugly duck photo… good capture. 🙂

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  8. Nye says:

    The race sounds like fun, were there little kids playing also, or just big kids? 🙂

    I finally see some green leaves in the last photo.

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