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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Purdue OSU DH-6

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

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue Is Still Alive In the Tourney!

Purdue CBI Round 1-2

Last night I went to Mackey Arena to once again follow Purdue in the tournament. This year instead of visiting Spokane, Houston, or anywhere else beautiful I would just drive across town to see them play. The CBI tournament is not the most prestigious this time of year, but the team still gets to play in Mackey. More importantly the young kids get more practice and game time. If Purdue can have a good tournament a .500 record and 20 wins could also be in the cards. I walked up to the stadium and sat in the Black Club Seats eight rows up. These were great seats closer to the action then I have sat for some time. I loved how close I was to the action, but the cost is also great. The stadium was far from full, and it was a different type of crowd. Hopefully as the wins in the tournament pile up the fans start coming. It would be nice if those who came from game one could keep that seat though. This is a pay to play tournament, and when it is all said and done I hope Purdue has to shell out some money. I don’t think that their would be much prestige to winning this tournament, but a win is far better than a loss. I normally post a photo gallery here instead of babble, but I thought that I would put my incoherent two cents in. A few more pictures from the game can be found on my Facebook page here.

This is a good way for a manager to get in good with his new team.

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Roster

According to Nick Swisher, Monday’s filming of the Tribe’s Harlem Shake video was “Bring your own costume Monday!” And boy did he and his teammates ever. Here is the roster of the downright ridiculous costumes on display in the Tribe Town 216 edition.

Parrot: Jason Kipnis (costume courtesy of Vinnie Pestano)

Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher

Green man: Jason Giambi

Big baby: Terry Francona

Prisoner: Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Camo man: Mark Reynolds

Human bear: Justin Masterson

Lloyd Christmas & Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): David Huff & Chris Perez

Mario: Lonnie Chisenhall

Two Luigis: Mike Sarbaugh & Brian Jeroloman

Nerd: Michael Brantley

Flamingo wrangler: Cody Allen

Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez

Hot dog with beard: Nick Hagadone

Disco man: Carlos Carrasco

Ironman: Drew Stubbs

Scarecrow: Trevor Bauer

Mummies: Juan Diaz & Michael Bourn

WWE wrestler: Brett Myers

Two Gumbies: Mike McDade & Scott Barnes

Two Easter bunnies: Rich…

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Photo of the Day

Yesterday I travelled with the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls to their first bout of the season in Marion, Illinois. It was a long bus trip, but it was well worth the trip. LBD faced the Southern Illinois Roller Girls. The bout was held at The Pavillion of the City of Marion. This is a beautiful venue that impressed me right off of the bat. Traveling with the team we arrived very early to the venue so we got a chance to see some of Marion, Illinois. Actually we were just able to check out the mall. I will have more about that in a future post. LBD really started their season off strong in the first half jumping out to a 117-39 lead. That run was fueled by some power jams that LBD really took care of. Team captain Sugar Magnolia had the jam of…

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