Post by sittingstill on Jan 6, 2020 22:30:37 GMT -5
Okay, okay--I see folks peeking in here (1 viewing, 2 viewing), and I know, there's nothing new. I'm grateful for the new player page designs with photo links, but I'm going to try to post in here during 2020--we'll see how it goes!
I have a lot of unedited shots, so while I get to those, I thought I'd start by tipping my cap to those who played in the system in 2019 but look like they may not be back in 2020. After that I'll post threads recapping last year's PawSox, Portland and Lowell teams (and a selection from Salem's postseason--one of these years I'll manage to see Greenville). Looking forward to fresh spring training shots at the end of February!
Alphabetically (at least for end-of-the-year moves), best wishes to...
Trey Ball (Cheating here--2018 photo, from Memorial Day. Specific thing I remember from this day: Paul Abbott was really, really trying to get Ball to settle down on the mound. Abbott was, er, not thrilled to have Ball's outing interrupted by the 3:00pm National Moment of Remembrance.)
Post by Chris Hatfield on Jan 10, 2020 22:09:27 GMT -5
This feels like the Oscar montage.
"We really don't need the whole commercial break/warm-up routine every time a new reliever comes into the game. It certainly made sense in 1884 when they only switched pitchers when the starter was attacked by pickaxe or caught consumption, and no reliever was warming up because he was busy gambling and drinking." - JD
Post by sittingstill on Jan 11, 2020 9:55:08 GMT -5
Bit of a story behind that shot. I've been working with the PawSox on card sets for the last couple of years, both their for-sale pack (shot in April/May) and the August full-sheet giveaway. Relievers can be tough; you can't be sure when they'll pitch, and they basically only pitch in sunlight on Sunday day games. As a bonus Trevor made some interesting facial hair decisions throughout last year. August 4 was the hard deadline for the giveaway set, and I hated everything I had, either for being too dark or for him not looking quite right in the photo. He pitched August 2, when I was in Lowell. Had no guarantee he'd pitch again that weekend. But wonder of wonders... August 4, sunshine, home whites, got the shot I wanted. (Phew!)