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The bats were not going again yesterday for Purdue. A tough series to open the new stadium, but the team is young.

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Sports Photo of the Day

Here is another of the very popular sports photos that I post on this little blog. I say that tongue in cheek because the sports photos really don’t get any love here. I love to shoot sports though so I will post some of the photos that I really like on here. I took this photo yesterday during a doubleheader at Purdue. I was concentrating more on getting some action shots yesterday as opposed to the overall experience as with Opening Day the day before. I think that it showed up a bit in my images. I put my images up on my Facebook page here if you want to see some of what I did yesterday. Baseball is a weird animal to photograph. In a way it is very much a repeated cycle. The pitcher throws to the batter. You can get many pictures…

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Alexander Field Opening Day Photo Gallery

Today was a pretty good day for baseball considering the weather that we have been having lately. I always had a fondness for Lambert Field for some reason, but Alexander Field is truly a first class stadium. The Boilers really have a great place to play. I had fun finding all of the new locations to shoot from in the stadium. It even took me a minute or two to realize how to get into the camera wells. At the end of the day though the stadium can only be good for Purdue baseball. Here are some of the pictures that I liked from the game today.

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Alexander Opening Day-9

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

The new stadium from the outside

The new stadium from the outside

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Alexander Opening Day-9

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

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Purdue Fall Series Photo Gallery

I finally was able to see the new ballpark for the Purdue baseball team last Sunday. They have given the public chances to see it, but something has always come up. Sunday I was able to see the park as well as some game action. Here are a few shots from the day that I liked.

 

History!!!

Today the Purdue Baseball team did something that it had not done in 103 years. It won the Big Ten Baseball title. Actually it clinched at least a tie, but with four games left it seems like this team has the outright title in the bag. I was at the game today and snapped a few pictures. I will have a little more on the game, and a link to more pictures later. For now let’s just enjoy the spoils of victory. Boiler Up!

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A picture and some thoughts on today’s win against Illinois. A link to the rest of my pictures can be found at the end of the post.

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Today I went to the Purdue baseball game after work. The team has been playing very well lately so I really wanted to catch some of the game today. It may be the only opportunity that I have all weekend to see them play. I shot from the side of the Boilers dugout most of the game, but I moved behind the plate late to shoot through the protective screen. Lately I have gotten better at this process to the point where I don’t think you can tell at all with this shot. You can really get some good images this way, and I had a blast back there. I have a couple of more ideas to try if I can get back to a game this week.

Today’s picture is of Boilers pitcher Joe Haase. Joe pitched a very good game today, and I thought that since I liked…

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Milwaukee Sweeps Valpo in Soggy Doubleheader

Milwaukee starter Chad Pierce pitches in the fog during game one

I have tried to get to Emory Bauer Field a couple of times this season to see Valpo play, but weather always stepped in and stopped the game. Today was the last chance that I had to see Valpo play. Looking at the forecast I thought weather would win once again. When I left my house the temperature was in the high 40′s, windy, foggy, and even raining. Who would want to watch one game in this let alone two? That would be me. The good thing about watching a game at Valpo (besides the fact it is free) is that you can watch the game from your car if you want to. I had to take advantage of that a couple of times as the rain was just too much. With warmer temps it would not have been a problem, but as cold as it was it would have been foolish to sit out in a downpour. Besides that I learned late last year during the Purdue – Michigan football game that it would behoove me to keep my camera as dry as possible. Continue reading

Perkins Leads Sweep of Hoosiers

Since I was in town I decided to attend the finale of the Boilers series against Indiana. I was not disappointed as they won in a rout 14-5. This was the first series sweep for the Boilers of the Hoosiers since 1997. It is pretty nice to be on the right side of history like that. It was also the 30th win of the season for Purdue. More importantly it kept the Boilers in a tie for first place in the Big Ten with Michigan State. Both teams will square off next weekend in East Lansing in what should be a great showdown. Even with the high price of gas I may have to try and get to at least one of those games.

Today was another game in which the wind played a factor, but in a different way. Instead of blowing in, it was blowing out to left field. If you could get the ball in the air it had a shot at going out. Once again the strong wind made for some interesting plays in the field. The players were battling the sun and the wind, and it was not always pretty how it turned out.

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Purdue Haase Another Series Win

Purdue pitcher Joe Haase dealing against Indiana

Yesterday I was in West Lafayette to see Purdue get the win over Indiana 6-2 to win the series with the Hoosiers as well as keep them in a first place tie with Michigan State. I know that this post is late, but that is part of the fun of having a blog. I really have no deadlines. I stayed in West Lafayette, and did not have time for a post last night.

I was excited about seeing Purdue play after the game near me in Valpo was washed out Tuesday. They have been playing really well, and they are worth the price of admission. The game against Valpo would have been a good one with both teams at the top of their respective leagues. That did not happen though so I decided to take in a game against the Hoosiers. Purdue playing Indiana in any sport is fun to watch. The rivalry brings out the best (or worst) in the fans and players. The stakes are the same as any other Big Ten game, but it just feels much bigger. Over the course of this school year I saw the football and basketball teams take on the Hoosiers, so why not in baseball? Continue reading

Boilers Continue to Roll

A high five for a job well done

The Boilers won their second game against Michigan in as many days with a 7th inning rally today. Of course that was one of the innings I was at the football game so I missed it all. They have really looked good over the last couple of days against a team that was picked second in the conference in the preseason. I have had so much fun at the games the last couple of days that I will probably stay down here to see the final game tomorrow. Here are some pictures from the game today. Continue reading

Have A Day Kid!

Last night I went to the U.S. Steel Yard to see the Northwestern baseball game against the Valpo Crusaders. My main goal was to see one of the Valpo players, but when Arby Fields stepped up to the plate I thought that I might see something good. Arby is a running back for the Northwestern football team. He is a switch hitting center fielder that looked good last night. The player who stole the show though was sophomore Paul Snieder. He had a quiet game until the sixth inning. He came up with the bases loaded and hit a shot to left field. His slam provided all the cushion that the Wildcats would need. That sixth inning for the ‘Cats saw them score eight runs on only four hits. Two walks, a hit by pitch, and three errors all led to the Crusaders doom. That sixth inning took a 7-2 Valpo lead and turned it into a 10-7 advantage for the Wildcats. Snieder was not finished on the night though. After a rough start to the eighth inning he was brought in to pitch from first base. He came in with two men on base and no outs. He then proceeded to strike out two men while shutting down the rally. He struck out two more in the ninth to record his tenth save of the season. He is pictured throwing some of his heat in the above picture. In a game played in a pro venue he showed that he has the skills that it takes to go pro. I will have a little more on one of the Valpo players in the next couple of days. He has a great story to tell.