Friday, April 10, 2009

I is for Inside Pitch

April 2006

There's not a lot of vengeance pitching in high-school baseball, so when something like what you see above happens it's because the kid got a little wild and the ball just got away from him. Not uncommon early in the season, and fun to catch. At least with the camera. The guy with all the padding and the funny round glove behind the plate isn't always so amused.

Today's assignment: Compare and contrast the contorted expression on the batter's face with the blasé expressions of the spectators. Is their smugness because of the chain-link fence separating them from the danger on the field?

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I beg to differ. I think there's a *lot* of vengeance in high school baseball. The pitcher just doesn't have the means to exact it often. (For which Mothers everywhere are grateful and Fathers are secretly frustrated.)