"Baltimore Orioles second baseman Blake Davis scores off a Nick Markakis single in the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy tosses to second base in the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz (left) and teammates stand during the singing of 'God Bless America' during the seventh inning stretch of an interleague baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Baltimore."
The O’s took the rubber game of their interleague series against the Reds yesterday.
You never know what kind of conditions you’ll get for a day game. Yesterday, when the sun was out, shots looked blown out, and when the sun was behind the clouds, everything looked dry and flat. This inconsistent lighting called for tedious and repetitive exposure adjustments throughout the game.
Regardless, I was happy to update my portfolio with some crisp frames of the players the Orioles have acquired since I was last there.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” Using the camera’s microphone while shooting to record game information accompanying important images saves considerable time and energy when captioning later on. I don’t shoot for a wire, so there’s no urgent deadline, but I’m going to start recording regardless. Should a time come when I actually need to, I’ll be ready.
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The Baltimore Orioles hosted the 2010 Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (PLAY) Campaign event on Tuesday. Orioles Head Athletic Trainer, Richie Bancells, and Orioles Pitcher, Brian Matusz, ran a fitness clinic for local kids, and talked to them about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
Besides what’s in this video, I don’t have many thoughts about the event itself. My thoughts were elsewhere.
Although I’ve covered the Orioles nearly every week this summer, I hadn’t been down on the field since Opening Day. I was thrilled to be back on grassy turf, sweating it out on a 90-plus degree day in the middle of a record-setting Baltimore heat wave.
I always find working on the field of Oriole Park at Camden Yards to be extremely soothing. The symmetry, clean lines, and vast openness of the park are an escape from the chaos that fills the rest of the city. I took a few moments to meditate on the warning track in right field.
After being out there, I’ve found myself reminiscing on all the great memories from my time with the O’s.