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May 15, 2009 12:51 |  #1

Yesterday was a pretty nice day in Chicago so I played hooky from work and went and shot a double header. The Burlington Bees (Low A - Kansas City Royals) at the Kane County Cougars (Low A - Oakland A's) Here are a couple from the game, C&C always welcomed and appreciated.

1. Turning two, I usually don't shoot a whole lot of action but I already have stock photos of most of the Cougars position players so I tried some action shots. This was shot from the stands too, since the first game was a make up game there was maybe 15 fans total in attendance.

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2. Cougars starting pitcher Brett Hunter

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May 15, 2009 12:57 |  #2

Yes, I'd love to spend an afternoon with your 400mm 2.8 IS L... just love it.

Second shot is SHARP


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May 15, 2009 13:35 |  #3

I think you need to forward the pitcher's images to the coach, what a wacky delivery. Sharp, very sharp.


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May 15, 2009 13:44 |  #4

Awesome shots - keep up the good work!


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May 15, 2009 18:08 |  #5

I really like the shot of the pitcher. I has a very unique look to it due to his style.


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May 18, 2009 09:50 |  #6

Thanks for all of the comments.

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I think you need to forward the pitcher's images to the coach, what a wacky delivery. Sharp, very sharp.

It is but it works for him, he consistently throws 95+ MPH


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May 18, 2009 10:24 |  #7

Sledhed wrote in post #7942984 (external link)
Thanks for all of the comments.

It is but it works for him, he consistently throws 95+ MPH

Hmmm, apparently not TOO WELL considering he's in A ball... just sayin lol

who am i to talk, he's a lot closer than I am!


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May 18, 2009 11:28 |  #8

awesome shots!! Looks like it was a nice day!


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May 18, 2009 11:48 |  #9

DallasPhoto wrote in post #7943189 (external link)
Hmmm, apparently not TOO WELL considering he's in A ball... just sayin lol

who am i to talk, he's a lot closer than I am!

All players go through a progression in the minors, doesn't matter how fast you throw or how good you are in most instances as only a few players have jumped from college or high school to the bigs. It's not all about talent, it's learning the life of a professional playing every day. There's been sure fire (in scouts eyes) big leaguers quit because they couldn't handle the lifestyle on the road and doing it every day.

As for his delivery it's been compared to Carlos Marmol of the Chicago Cubs, can see that here - actually just found it and it's pretty cool...
http://www.baseball-intellect.com …oakland-brett-hunter.html (external link)


Nice shots Chris, keep 'em coming!


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May 18, 2009 12:10 |  #10

MJPhotos24 wrote in post #7943711 (external link)
As for his delivery it's been compared to Carlos Marmol of the Chicago Cubs, can see that here - actually just found it and it's pretty cool...
http://www.baseball-intellect.com …oakland-brett-hunter.html (external link)

Nice link Mike and I can see similarities. Here's one of Marmol I shot last year for comparison, it's from a different angle though, it was taken from the third base well. The shot of Hunter was taken from the other end of the dugout close to home.

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May 18, 2009 12:18 |  #11

MJPhotos24 wrote in post #7943711 (external link)
All players go through a progression in the minors, doesn't matter how fast you throw or how good you are in most instances as only a few players have jumped from college or high school to the bigs. It's not all about talent, it's learning the life of a professional playing every day. There's been sure fire (in scouts eyes) big leaguers quit because they couldn't handle the lifestyle on the road and doing it every day.

As for his delivery it's been compared to Carlos Marmol of the Chicago Cubs, can see that here - actually just found it and it's pretty cool...
http://www.baseball-intellect.com …oakland-brett-hunter.html (external link)


Nice shots Chris, keep 'em coming!

Yea, I'm not a complete dumbass, and I know how the minor league system for Major League Baseball works, that was more of a joke than anything. As far as players jumping from college or high school to the majors, yea it doesn't happen that often, but many players don't even hit A ball and go straight from college or high school to AA or AAA ball.

Not saying he's not good, just sayin that the farm system doesn't have much to do with getting used to life on the road. Even in A, AA, and AAA, they travel all over the country they just stay in crappier hotels and have to get where they need to go on crappier busses. The minors are for player development and the reason guys fail in the big leagues after they go from college straight to the pros, that's pressure... they can't take it. They don't have it mentally.

Good luck to this guy though... And like I said before, Great Shots


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May 18, 2009 12:29 |  #12

hahah #2 is an awesome capture:)


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May 18, 2009 14:32 |  #13

Very nice Chris!


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May 19, 2009 08:50 as a reply to  @ Dan-o's post |  #14

More action shots:D




  
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