Monday, May 3, 2010

This is gotta be a first

In all my years of taking baseball pictures, ranging from high school, college to the pro ranks, this picture is gotta be a first for me. While covering today's Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers baseball game in the 10th inning I finally made a picture of the ball breaking a bat. What's so amazing is that Sport Illustrated photographer Rod Mar, and I took the same photo. But, in his, the bat is a bit more broken. I have never been able to get a picture of the ball breaking the skinny part of the bat, however I have taken plenty of pictures of the bat flying apart, but without the ball in the frame. Now, what are the chances of capturing this type of shot? What’s even more amazing is that two photographers three feet apart nailed it.