Sunday, May 3, 2009

There's No Crying in Baseball.....

Quick.

Name the movie my post title comes from.

Did you get it?

If you didn't, I'll tell you. It's A League of Their Own. Very funny movie, by the way and we love to use that line at our house...not just when it has to do with baseball.

But this time, it seemed to fit so perfectly with the pictures I took at Alex's baseball game the other night.

It was an exciting game full of all the drama I've come to expect from the Mueller Park Minor League. We'll get to the crying part in a minute.

First, here's my favorite shot of the night....LOVE LOVE LOVE that evening sun!

Love the expression on Alex's face as he realizes he hit the ball! Woo hoo! He was so excited!

He runs for first....with a look of sheer terror on his face! He was SAFE!! Hooray!!!

Unfortunately, the kid who hit after him, nailed a grounder that headed right toward second. Alex ran as fast as he could, but didn't get there in time. OUT at second! This shot is so full of emotion, I just had to post it, even though it makes ME want to cry when I look at it. Poor guy! He was so disappointed. But his coach gave Alex a high five on his way into the dugout and after the game, told him how important his hit was to the rest of the team. It started a streak of hits that helped them win the game 5-4.

And thank heavens there were popsicles for after-game treats. A popsicle makes everything all better...well, at least when you're 9!

Oh, and if my friend Becky reads this, she'll be happy to know that Alex's team defeated the Yankees!!

14 comments:

Amy said...

Awesome action shots! That fist one is just AMAZING, love the lighting! :)

Tracy said...

Nothing like summer and baseball! So cute! Way to be a good sport Alex!

The Gulls said...

so i love love love the first picture!! i cant wait for ball season to start down here

Stephanie said...

Fantastic shots! I love the first one! And A League of Their Own is one of my favorite movies! :)

Mandy said...

WOW....these are SO stunning. I love that last shot with all of the sun. WOW...amazing way to catch summer fun.

Becky said...

Would a "Yankees Suck" chant be inappropriate here? :D
That sun shot is GORGEOUS. In fact I love them all. That panicked look on his face as he runs for first cracked me up. Cam decided to do spring track instead of baseball this year (he's been playing baseball since he was 5 and he's 15 now), and I have to admit to getting a tear in my eye when I went by the high school baseball game the other day.

Sharon said...

Fun captures! Love his expression when he hit the ball.

janett said...

That first shot is a-ma-zing!!!

shirley said...

Great shots! We are big Cubs fans here, so we love the uniforms. We love a League of Their Own and lived in the town where the ball scenes were filmed (Madonna hated the little town, too).

Beth said...

I love the expressions you captured! Exciting game!

Suzy said...

WOW! I love these! Awesome captures Margaret!

Shanna Jones said...

Oh, I love that movie! Great shots. :)

Reds said...

Great shots - love that you see all his emotions during the game!! Great light too!

Jess said...

These are SO GREAT- that first shot I can totally see blown up poster-size in his bedroom! That light is amazing! Poor kid... I know how disappointed they get when they get out, but hey, it's part of the game, right? And I LOVE that he's on the Cubs! That's our favorite team! :)