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Little League Baseball -"It's a Hit!"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 July 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Can You find the Ball? (Answer below)

Here's Tyler, our 11 year old grandson, charging off to first base after smacking a hard-hit, "two-run double." He'll round first base and wind up on second after driving in two runs.

If you look closely, you can see the ball just beyond and to the right of the third base bag (roughly, the right hand corner of this frame). From this angle, it appears to be heading "foul," but it landed in left-center field and both fielders had a problem with it. This is in Essex Junction, Vermont.

So here we are - This is Little League Baseball - probably just about everyone is more familiar with Little League than with Babe Ruth League, which is for the older players. Little League is for 10, 11, and 12 year olds (and some 13 year olds who manage to sneak in). The Little League World Series takes place every year at Williamsportt, PA whch is just a 1-1/2 hour drive from our home in Easton, PA. Teams from around the world come to play, along with literally thousands of fans, and families of the players. And don't kid yourself, anyone can win this thing...as history has shown.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 18 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
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
18 mm

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