UPDATE: Bumped to the top, since it got lost in the mix of last night’s game thread.

I was out of town for the last week and a half at a conference, and without much to do in the evenings, I caught a few ballgames. I thought I’d post a few of the pictures I snapped.

First, at West End Field in Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville Drive — managed by former Cardinal Luis Alicea — are the Sally League affiliate of the Boston RedSox, and they have a brand new stadium that is designed to look like Fenway Park. It’s a very cool park:

Next, I checked out Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta Greenjackets. The Greenjackets are managed by former Red Roberto Kelly, and they are owned by Cal Ripken, Jr. Nice stadium, as well, and a better atmosphere for ball than in Greenville:

I attended another game at Lake Olmstead a few nights later. I captured these photos of a terrible call by the umpire. He called this guy out on the steal attempt:

Finally, I got to see some great college baseball at Sarge Frye Field between the homestanding South Carolina Gamecocks and SEC rival Mississippi State. The second game I attended (pictures below) was won in the twelfth inning; MSU had scored 3 in the top of the 12th, but USC scored five in the bottom half on the strength of two homeruns, the last one a walkoff. Great baseball:

5 Responses

  1. Dave Massey

    Great pics, Chad! I can’t believe you got a shot of the blown steal call — good stuff!

  2. Chad

    Thanks. I didn’t realize I had such a good picture of the blown call until I got home.

    That (replacement) umpire made about four terrible calls during the course of the game.

  3. Sean

    Fantastic pics. If you don’t mind, could you post the camera and set up that you used?

  4. Chad

    Sure. I’m a very amateur photographer who’s just trying to learn how to take pictures. I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. I used the standard lens, as well as a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens.