Sports

A Little Spit and Dirt

Here’s a different kind of shot from me … a SPORTS shot! I don’t “do” sports in any way, shape or form – unless you call typing on a keyboard a “sport”. I couldn’t care less about major teams, Hockey Night in Canada, putters or pitches. I suffered through PE class at school and my one claim to fame was doing the quarter mile in over 5 minutes. We had ridiculous looking gym “bloomers” – the kind you can’t get out of in a hurry when you need the bathroom because of all the buttons down the front.

The only good sport is one where I can pretend I am a real photographer and wander around taking candid shots and getting in peoples’ way. I used to do that for a living – they called me a reporter. One thing I learned from that was that with a camera in your hands and a press card, you can get into just about anything without paying.

This shot is from the Grand Forks International Baseball Tourney (one of the best in the world) which attracts teams from such places as Russia and Japan and Korea as well as the Canadian National team and a bunch from the US colleges, too. My action shots stunk, but give me a good old close-up and this is what you get …

A Little Spit and Dirt