July 4th Weekend @ The Ballpark

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  1. Kenny32

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    So I was fortunate enough to spend the 4th of July, and the 6th of July with the New Britain Rockcats. Since I'm helping out http://twincitiesdugout.com with some photos, I'm able to get a press pass. Here are the photos I took. The ones I took on the 4th are pretty underexposed, but most turned out alright...It's weird...they look fine when I preview them on my camera, but when I put them on the computer they look different.

    Connecticut Senior Senator, and candidate for Vice President, Chris Dodd took the podium during a special naturalization ceremony held on the field. [​IMG]

    After his speech, the Senator took the hill with his 2 daughters, and his wife to throw out the first pitch. [​IMG]

    Twins prospect Jeff Manship pitched a good game, giving up 2 runs over 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and striking out 4.
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    As Ryan Mullins took over in the 8th, he gave up a home run to Eddy Martinez-Esteve, which tied the game at 3.
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    As the Rockcats took over in the 8th, Luke Hughes, who was selected to the Futures game a few days earlier, smashed one over the scoreboard in left center field.
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    The Rockcats added another run on a Brock Peterson home run, and turned it over to Eastern League all-star Ben Julianel. Julianel did not disappoint, and strikes out the first batter, gets the second to ground out, and the third to fly out. Rockcats win 5-3.
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    July 6th:

    Anthony Swarzak started against Garrett Broshius. Swarzak went 6 innings, but let up 5 runs on 12 hits. Broshius was perfect through 6th, until an error to lead off the 7th eventually ended up in three runs.

    Anthony Swarzak Pictures:
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    Brian Dinkelman Turns Two in the 2nd: (Which crop looks the best?)
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    Toby Gardenhire, a jack of all trades, played first base on Sunday. Apparently, Toby has played every position in his professional career. He even pitched an inning for Single A Fort Myers.
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    Gardenhire is currently batting .294, after being promoted from Fort Myers where he hit .333 over 15 games.

    After the July 6th game, I was hanging out with my Dad outside the players exit while he was getting his teamset done. There were 2 other people there, and the batboy walks up to us and asks us if we wanted a bat, and handed us a cracked bat, who belonged to Erik Lis. Take a look:
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    I hope everyone else had as good of a weekend as I did. If you want to see any other players, just let me know and I'll see what I can do...
     
  2. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The photos of the bat are ok, mainly because I don't have to try to force myself to ignore all the stuff you wrote all over the other ones.
     
  3. m1a1fan

    m1a1fan TPF Noob!

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    You got some nice shots here. The second picture of the Senator is classic. It's like duhhhhhhhhhhh, what a goof.
     
  4. aliaks

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    seems like you had a good time
     
  5. 250Gimp

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    numbers please!!

    The water mark ruins them for me.
     

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