'Tis the Season … No, not THAT Season … it's BASEBALL SEASON!

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  4 months ago  •  56 comments


'Tis the Season … No, not THAT Season … it's BASEBALL SEASON!
 

Leave a comment to auto-join group 2022~ The CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ON THE NEWSTALKERS

2022~ The CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ON THE NEWSTALKERS


original

© A. Mac/A.G

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

original

The Philly Phanatic, Considered the Best Major League Mascot of them all.

© A. Mac/A.G.

original

© My Dad © 1960

In the '60's, in Philly, Sandlot Baseball was competitive and taken seriously for what it was. Teams around the city played schedules against other city teams … no T-ball, no everyone gets a trophy … and after each game, team coaches would select the outstanding game player on the opposing team, and, the players with the most votes at their position, got voted to a city All-Star team and played in the then Connie Mack Stadium, the home ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies. That's me on the left … a pitcher, & a team mate, first baseman on the right.

I will never forget, when I stepped on the pitchers mound, I thought, "Here I am, standing on, and about to pitch from the same mound as Robin Roberts, Sandy Koufax … 

I made the All Star team in 1958 and 1960. Almost a dream come true … to have pitched there or on any Major League team years later would have been THE DREAM COME TRUE - not to be, but a whole lot closer than millions of Americans boys who shared that same dream.


Article is LOCKED by moderator [A. Macarthur]
 

Tags

jrGroupDiscuss - desc
[]
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
1  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

First-things-First, check the article at the link below.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Although I can't open the image of yourself, I remember it from a previous posting.  However, it's good to see some great baseball stadiums as I have actually watched baseball games in so few, but at least one iconic one, Fenway Park. 

You know I HATE to rain on your parade, but I can't help myself.  Picture from the internet....

R-C.08a2b613f294b5ed34ac342046d25d92?rik=hytnoPhQ8CCJ3w&riu=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.sportsmemorabilia.com%2Fsports-product-image%2F3-t6471046-340.jpg&ehk=X9oUOh62CF53CZ22niFHmzxcFyrYBTmLEC6xSQC%2FAow%3D&risl=&pid=ImgRaw&r=0

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Ah, your photo opened now - just a problem with my ancient computer I guess.  I thought I remembered a B&W photo.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Although it's been posted a few times on this group, this is the only baseball photo I have taken that is with me now, but it does fit in with my intention of posting photos I had taken with my beloved Canon F1 film SLR.  I rarely took colour film photos, more often Kodachrome slides, but they are all back in storage in Toronto.  The story for this one is that I took the photo at 1/2000th of a second and it did stop the ball that had just been hit.  Although I held season's tickets for many years, I was in one of the Blue Jays Management corporate boxes when I took the photo. a guest because of the fact that I was at the time an executive member of the Variety Club of Ontario, and we had held a luncheon honouring the Blue Jays. 

512

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
2  Raven Wing    4 months ago

My...what a handsome young boy you were.

Age does have a way of improving in many ways. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @2    4 months ago

Very kind, RW, I'm still waiting for the improvements.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
2.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @2.1    4 months ago

You're welcome Mac.......and just enjoy the many you've gained over the years since that photo. And your exquisite artwork is one.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
3  Raven Wing    4 months ago

To kick it off.....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3    4 months ago

A winning image, RW.  Interestingly, the half-moon opening in the ridge at the back is similar to the opening in what is called Half-Moon Hill, shown here in a photo I took after travelling down the Li River through the Karst Mountains of Gaunxi province. 

512

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    4 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. That is indeed an interesting opening in that mountain. I bet there is a beautiful sight to behold when the morning or evening sun shines through it. China does have some spectacular mountains, as do Korea and Japan. Although I have never been to any of those places I have seen some wonderful photos and videos of them. As I am afraid of heights I would not be able to climb any of them, so I let my avid imagination climb them for me. (grin)

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     4 months ago

512

Tonight's moon, Ocala FL.

photo by the Stone Creek photo club.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4    4 months ago

What a beauty!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    4 months ago

Where's the strawberry? 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
4.3  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @4    4 months ago

What a wonderful sight.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
5  Raven Wing    4 months ago

A Shawl Dancer for Friday....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @5    4 months ago

Wow!  That's a whole new concept - very interesting. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    4 months ago

Thanks, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
5.2  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @5    4 months ago

I love it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
5.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @5.2    4 months ago

Thank you, Veronica.

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
6  evilgenius    4 months ago

Advocate's Close off of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

800

My new girlfriend Gerty behind Kilronan Castle in Ireland.

800

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
6.1  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @6    4 months ago

Nice.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    4 months ago

I don't think I'd wander through that tunnel with that guy standing there.  I'll bet Gerty will be waiting there for you if you ever go back.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
6.3  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    4 months ago

Very interesting photos, EG.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
7  Veronica    4 months ago

Pink Roses have finally popped.

256256256

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @7    4 months ago
Pink Roses have finally popped.

And they are real beauties, Veronica. Very nice color of pink too. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @7    4 months ago

Ah, again my original comment disappeared - trying again....

Movie mavens would know that they're "Pretty in Pink".

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
8  Gsquared    4 months ago

Scenes from the south of France

Antibes  © G. Gam

                   800

Avignon  © G. Gam

                                       512

On the Tram, Avignon  © G. Gam

               800

Stone Steps, Nice  © G. Gam

                800

View from Èze   © G. Gam

                800

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
8.1  pat wilson  replied to  Gsquared @8    4 months ago

Been to both, so beautiful !

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
8.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  pat wilson @8.1    3 months ago

Thanks

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8    4 months ago

Great photos G. Very beautiful and interesting scenery.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
8.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.2    3 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @8    4 months ago

Very nice photos - except for a train that makes me dizzy to look at, they make me wish I'd been there.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
8.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3    3 months ago

Thanks.  We had a great time when we were there.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
9  Raven Wing    4 months ago

Another new one for Friday.....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @9    4 months ago

Another good one - is there a story?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
9.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    4 months ago

Thanks, Buzz. No story, just some ideas.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10  Kavika     4 months ago

Sunset, Stone Creek. Ocala, FL. 

512

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
10.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @10    4 months ago

So beautiful, Kavika. The whispy cloud coverage make it even mystifying as well. Great shot. I visited Ft Myers several times during the early 2000's and the beautiful sunsets were always so awesome no matter what time of the year it I was there. 

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos or your area, they are very refreshing, interesting and at times, very Spiritual.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
11  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

original

Liberty Square Riverboat, Walt Disney World

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    4 months ago

Great photo, Mac. I remember riding the steamboat in Disneyland in So Cal many times over the years since I was a young girl, then with my own Children, and again with my Grandchildren, and each time it was as enjoyable as the first time. Your photos of the one at Disney World reminds me of those rides and how much fun they were.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     4 months ago

Tonight's sunset over Lake Sebastian, Stone Creek. Ocala, FL. 

512

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    4 months ago

Considering the many orange orchards in Florida, orange skies are appropriate. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @12    4 months ago

Another great sunset, Kavika. All the water areas in your park are beautiful, but, this one is, IMO, the most beautiful due to the spirited and refreshing water spout in its center. It adds an extra glow to the awesome reflections on the water. Love it!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
13  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

Great start to our three days!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
14  Kavika     3 months ago

Sunday morning sunrise, Stone Creek. Ocala, FL. 

512

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Appropriate music to listen to when looking at your photos (LINK) ->

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
14.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Breathtaking, Kavka. And all the related reflections give it a very mystical feel. That is the bright, shiny object in the center of the photo? Very interesting.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
16  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Little Blue Heron in Flight

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    3 months ago

Good catch - an excellent point of view showing the full wing spread.  Doesn't look so little to me.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
16.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    3 months ago

The Creator does truly love us, as He has given us the most beautiful companions with which to share our world. 

A true example is this 'Little Blue Heron"

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17  Raven Wing    3 months ago

And one for Sunday....

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
17.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @17    3 months ago

I can see this as a translucent suncatcher  in some lucky person's window!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @17.1    3 months ago

Thank you very much, Mac. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    3 months ago

That format is an interesting match for that great image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. I don't know if you remember, but, this was one of several creations I did when I first started posting to Kavika's group several years ago using various types of wood burls as backgrounds for the primary subjects. Things have come a long way since then, but, I still really enjoy seeing the ones with the wood burls. There is something just so magical about how they inner act with the different types of images they support.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
18  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Thanks to all … back on Thursday night.

 
 

Who is online

CB
afrayedknot
Thrawn 31
Drinker of the Wry


36 visitors