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Pirates pitcher Justin Roberge - 2009

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 5 April 2011 in Sport & Recreation.

I just have two more 'sports" images from the archives today and tomorrow. I always liked this one. This is our oldest grandson, Justin, again...this image is from 2009 when he did a fair amount of pitching and did quite well.

We just learned that he has, indeed, been selected by his High School Freshman team for this current year 2011. He will, likely be playing as an outfielder for the most part as I understand it, but hopefully, he will also play at the catcher position sometimes. He can throw the ball a "country mile!" Coaches love that. From the catcher's spot behind home plate, he can make the throw to second base accurately. A key skill needed to throw base-stealing runners out. Perhaps even more impressive: He can make a throw all the way to home plate from the outfield without the need of a relay. Coaches tend to go "ga ga" over that talent as the ability to throw that distance accurately and quickly is a very desirable defensive skill...we are very proud of Justin and wish him well this year.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 100 137 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/320 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
137 mm

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