BBTF Softball - Central Park, NYC, Aug 17 2013
|The gauntlet is thrown, Chicago...|
Bottom: unnamed friend of McCoy, McCoy (Sean), Dock Ellis, billyshears, Lassus (Tim), How to lose a guy in Jemile Weeks (Mike), Blastin (Justin), Hysterical & Useless, Shooty (Chad).
Folks with no parenthetical names can be assumed to have been called "Mike."
UPDATED! (now with action shots)
UPDATED AGAIN! (more action shots)
|Lassus and Shooty discuss exactly how far apart infielders should play.|
|Shooty helpfully walks a young fan through the infield fly rule.|
|Doris From Rego Park waits on an offspeed pitch...|
|Gets the front foot down... Weight shift may be a little early...|
|But he stays back and drives it oppo!|
|Lassus, not so much with the staying back. |
More with the Andruw Jones flailing at a slider away.
|Yet somehow he's on third. Hutcheson with RBI single.|
Fundamental baseball, kids. Get 'em on, run until they tag you,
poke a weak single up the middle...
|Hutcheson jogs casually to first while Lassus scores the run.|
(Hey, if you want more you-centric action shots, bring your own
|In non-Lassus related news, Jemile Weeks cheers Snapper for|
being able to stand on first and wait for a throw...
|...that never comes. While Lassus legs out a round tripper.|
(Official scoring: 2B with a two base error.)
|Jemile in full stride, rounding the bag at 2B.|
|Lassus, Shooty and billyshears converge on a pop-up near 2B.|
Karl From NY (not pictured) was safe at 1B on the play.
|One more group shot for posterity...|
|And then "where's the beer?!"|
(billyshears wants to know if you're looking at him?! Blastin'
just wants to get out of the sun after running 17+ miles prior
to the game.)
|No, seriously. Where's the beer?|
More later arriving shots:
|Bob Tufts ends his motion with perfect defensive form. Hutcheson|
seems flatfooted at 2B, perhaps stunned that McCoy hit the ball.
|The lefty RB grounds into the force but beats the relay to first.|
|But Doris From Rego Park picks him up with the poke to RF.|
|Run, Doris! Run!|
|Four defenders moving on the play. No outs recorded.|
|And the runner takes third on the throw!|
|Rounds the bag... (Might have considered a 3B coach there.)|
|Later, Epstein faces down Tufts. Surprisingly, he swings righty...|