When I make one of those “motion” pictures, I will typically take over 100 pictures over the course of several pitches. I just hold the button down and it goes *click* *click* *click* and so on.
This results in tons of unused pictures.
Well, I started fooling around with a bunch of my unused sequence pictures the other night and this video clip is what I came up with:
Tim liked the Griffey-Ichiro sequence so much that he wanted one of his own. So, Colleen took over the camera duties as I pitched to Tim last weekend. Here is the result:
As the credits at the end of the clips note, the songs on both clips are by Seattle rap legend, Kid Sensation, who is a friend of Ken Griffey, Jr. and a former section mate of mine at the Kingdome. You can read more about him in our prior entry “Griffey & Sensation: Two Kids Combine To Make Sweet Music.” And, if you would like to own either of these song (“Back Home” or “Ichiro!”), you can so by clicking here.
That’s all for now. We’ll be back in game action this weekend with our fifth stadium of the season and our fourth Kids Run The Bases day.
Although he has never seen him on TV, in movies or books, Tim was all set to be Spiderman for Halloween:
But this afternoon, Colleen went out to run a few errands while Tim and I stayed home and played sports in the garage due to a rain storm outside. When Colleen arrived home, she came bearing gifts. Target was having a sale on baseball stuff. For about 2 bucks, she’s picked Tim up some grey youth extra-small baseball pants and some baseball socks (with old fashioned stirrups printed on them). Instantly, Spidey was scrapped.
Tim would be a Mariner for Halloween.
We headed back to target to get a 1-dollar clearance baseball belt (Colleen hadn’t realized that baseball players wear belts so she didn’t get him one). Tim was already suited up in his baseball gear:
That’s one of Colleen’s belts that he’s wearing in that picture.
Next, it was off to the Rawlings store to look at some batting gloves and run the bases painted on the floor in the back of the store:
Finally, we headed home. It was still raining (and it was dark). So, we headed back to the garage. Tim hadn’t batted in a couple weeks because we’ve been all over the place on the weekends and it has been getting dark so early (i.e., by the time I get home from work at night). But Tim was crushing the ball in the garage, and looking like a legit Mariner in the process:
Thanks, Target and Rawlings store! Sorry, Spiderman.
This is our first two-part game entry. Do you recall in Part 1 a photo of Tim taking a picture? I mentioned that he was testing out his new hobby, and I promised more on it later. Well, now is later. So, I’ll hand the controls over to Tim —
This is my chair from the baseball game:
Here is the baseball field…
This is centerfield:
There are some players…
This is the railing at our seat:
Daddy catched mommy’s head:
There you go. Hope you enjoyed the game through Tim’s camera lens. Since the game, Tim has learned how to zoom in and out. So maybe he’ll contribute some more pictures in the future.
By the way, tomorrow we head to NYC for the first of two games over the final weekend of regular season baseball. Its been a great season and its sad to have it coming to a close.
So, we went to the Mariners-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre on Saturday. It was our first trip ever to Toronto. And, despite an extra inning-walk off loss by the Mariners, we had a great time. I’m still working on the full-game entry. But in the meantime, here is a video clip of the “Kids Run the Bases” portion of the game:
…well, I can’t figure out how to embed the video, so just click here to link to it.
Here is the main page as of this morning:
And here is the actual article:
MyGameBalls.com is a great page for anyone who, like me and Tim, enjoys recording his or her personal baseball history. It is a free tool for baseball fans to record facts about the baseballs they catch at Major League Baseball games. The site is new this year and currently it has (I believe) about 90 members ranging from novice ball catchers like me and Tim to the big time Ballhawks like Zack Hample and John Witt.
If you enjoy recording your own history and checking out others’ baseball collections, definitely check it out.
So, I have a three year old son, Tim. He is my partner in crime when it comes to baseball adventures. We (read, I) have set a couple “fan” goals for the 2009 baseball season. This weekend, we start our quest to achieve those goals. So, I guess I should let you know what some of those goals are. I won’t burden you with all of our goals, but here are the top three (in order of importance):
2) Have Tim complete the MLB circuit – see each of the 30 teams play live. Tim is 3 and he has seen 20 teams. To complete the circuit, he needs to see the A’s (May 1-3), Rangers (May 4-5), Royals (Aug. 17), Tigers (May 31), Red Sox (July 3-4), Rays (April 12), Dodgers (May 12), Padres (April 19), Astros (Aug. 14) and Braves (May 10).
3) Visit 11 stadia (stadiums) – Safeco Field, Camden Yards, Citizens Bank Park, Wrigley Field, The HHH Metrodome, Miller Park, U.S. Cellular, Fenway Park, Citi Field, Nationals Park, and (New) Yankee Stadium.
Tim and I will start the quest tomorrow as we visit Camden Yards to see the Rays and Orioles. I love Camden Yards. I’ve go there at least once a year every year…since probably 2000. Its an awesome park. I always get the cheap seats in straight away center. Its an excellent view of the field and you get all of the sights and smells of Eutaw Street (and Boog’s BBQ) just behind the seats.
Tim and Ken Griffey, Jr. at Camden-Yards.
Its odd for me to go to game that does not include the Mariners, Ken Griffey, Jr. (when he was on the Reds and White Sox) or the Phillies (the closest team to our home). I’ve decided that I’ll root for the Orioles. They have a couple ex-Mariners (all the young studs we gave up to get Bedard) and, in case the M’s are in the wild card race at the end of the season, I think one more win in the O’s column and one less in the Rays column would be good for the M’s.
We got a jump start on our season today by attending a short bit of the Reading Phillies game today. The R-Phils are our local AA team. They’re the jewel of the Phillies’ farm system, and of the Eastern League.
I know some of the R-Phils front office staff from playing softball against them in the Reading-Berks Business Softball League. They’re good guys who have a lot of fun. And they put on some great Minor League entertainment at FirstEnergy Field.
Tonight, they had the Phillies Phanatic and the World Series Trophy in town. Anyone could get a free picture with the Trophy. Tim and I wore some Mariners gear so the Trophy could get familiar with the M’s. I told Tim that the next time we visit the World Series Trophy, it will be in Seattle. Let’s hope that days comes some day soon.
Speaking of the M’s. They’re in first place!
Strong D, strong pitching, timely hitting…and all this without Ichiro, who is ripping it up in extended spring training with the Mariners low Minor Leaguers. I can’t wait to see my M’s in Seattle next month!