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Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 21 March 2007 in Sport & Recreation.

I got some free tickets to the New York Yankees spring training game last night!

Canon EOS 30D 1/30 second F/4.0 ISO 320 200 mm

Paige Mills from Columbia, South Carolina, United States

OMG! I am so jealous Jerry! I'm a huge Yankees fan... I lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 4 yrs and snuck into the World Series in 2003 during the 7th ending, just in time to see Roger Clemens pitch his final pitch as a Yankee. Awesome shot of the "Godzilla".

21 Mar 2007 10:34am

@Paige Mills: Thanks Paige - I've been a Yankee fan since I was a child... Mickey Mantle and gang were my heroes!!!!! Awesome about sneaking into the world series!

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Great shot! I like it!

21 Mar 2007 11:35am

@Myst: Thanks Myst - glad you like!

M.E. from Encino, United States

great shot!!! Baseball is a sport that grew on m.e. and I'm a Dodger fan, if I may say so... :)

21 Mar 2007 11:47am

@M.E.: Thanks ME - you may definitely say so:-)

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Congratulations! And nice shot, too :)

21 Mar 2007 12:24pm

@Ken McCoy: Thanks Ken!

Still from Valence, France

Wow! great action shot!

21 Mar 2007 12:25pm

@Still: C'est toujours grand entendre de vous mon ami !

Henrik from Aarhus, Denmark

I hope you had yourself a wonderful time.
For people like me, non-american as I am, baseball is very significant to examplify a huge part of the american culture.
thanks for letting me into your backyard:-)

21 Mar 2007 12:38pm

@Henrik: Thanks Henrik - come on over and see us!

Courts from Tampa, United States

GODZILLA! Hope you had fun! HEY... Wheres Jeter?

21 Mar 2007 12:46pm

@Courts: THANKS FOR THE TICKETS Court! I LOVE YOU! Jeter was playing ping-pong at the Boy's Club....

Dan Meyers from Macomb, United States

You're pretty lucky Jerry. Warm weather and baseball and it hasn't hit April yet. I'm a pretty big Tigers fan myself.

21 Mar 2007 12:51pm

@Dan Meyers: Come on down Dan! Thanks!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Great photo. You've just made my husband very jealous. He's a HUGE Yankees fan. That's all I hear about these days, well it's not that bad...yet...just wait until regular season...sigh.

21 Mar 2007 1:25pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie - they will be headed your way in about 2 weeks! Then your husband will really be geared up!

shiqi from Singapore, Singapore

nice shot. (; never been to a baseball match and i hardly know what baseball is about though. thanks for opening up american culture. (:

21 Mar 2007 2:04pm

@shiqi: Thanks shiqi!

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

spring training is a good chance to see some candid baseball action. One of the many perks of living in Florida!

21 Mar 2007 2:44pm

@Jason Kravitz: Thanks Jason - always nice to hear from you!

Reza from Montreal, Canada

Great action shot. I think I would never underestand baseball and football (american one!) . Actually I like soccer which is rare in north america ;)

21 Mar 2007 3:44pm

@Reza: Thanks Reza! we used to have the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team here in Tampa - they were fun!

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

wow that guy is famous here in Japan. Matsui right?? I'm not a fan of baseball but I'm a fan of this picture.

21 Mar 2007 4:18pm

@Colour blind: Yes - they call him "Godzilla" over here - very popular and a great player!

Jen from Jessup, United States

Great shot Jerry! Congrats on the tickets. Hope you had a great time!!
Atlanta Braves fan here.

21 Mar 2007 4:55pm

@Jen: Thanks Jen - my daughter hooked me up with the tics - I work for a steel company out of Atlanta and the are all nuts over the Braves!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Some good action, really well framed

21 Mar 2007 7:01pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard - appreciate the encouragement!

Vahid from Bø, Norway

Nice shot at the right moment, Jerry!

21 Mar 2007 7:03pm

@Vahid: Thanks again Vahid - always appreciate your kind remarks!

Behrooz from Tehran, Iran

200mm!!! Cool!

21 Mar 2007 7:11pm

@Behrooz: Thanks Behrooz - only way to get up close and personal....

Wayne from Melbourne, Australia

like Colourblind, I'm a fan of this picture =D Great job Jerry!

21 Mar 2007 8:47pm

@Wayne: I thank you Wayne!

DTW from Orlando, United States

Great shot! One of the many perks of living in Fl this time of year.

21 Mar 2007 10:48pm

@DTW: Thanks DTW - one of the many perks!!! Cheers!

Art Monkey from Salt Spring Island, Canada

nice DOF - good work

21 Mar 2007 11:00pm

@Art Monkey: Thanks AM!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Ok, I'm Canadian, and as you know it's hockey for us! Having said that, I can appreciate a very well framed, well executed, perfectly timed candid. Very nice!

PS My site is back up... woohoo!

22 Mar 2007 12:41am

@amy: Thanks amy - I certainly appreciate the encouragement!

Shireesh Annam from Hyderabad, India

Cool shot! Great capture.

22 Mar 2007 4:33am

@Shireesh Annam: thanks Shireesh - appreciate the feedback!

Sarah from Lexington, United States

Yankees! Good shot

25 Mar 2007 10:10pm

@Sarah: Like my Yankees! Thanks Sarah!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

I don't like the Yankees, but I like to see Matsui at bat, really cool!

26 Mar 2007 8:33am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo! and thanks for describing your post processing for me previously - you are way ahead of me - I'll have to break it down step-by-step and try it out!

Canon EOS 30D
1/30 second
ISO 320
200 mm