Above are a few pics taken by Maddy on Opening Night at the Texaco Pirates First Ever Bahamas Invitational Tournament. It is difficult to shoot at night, especially with a digital SLR, but Maddy wanted to capture some of the nights festivities as best she could. Saturday games begin at 3pm and should offer bettter shooting for fastpitch action.
The first shot in the slide show is the moment when the Pirates Grant Albury hit the game winning home run. Yes, that’s Rhys Casley and Barry Kahler in Pirate uniforms and Rob Schweyer pitching for Miami. The Texaco Pirate holding the microphone is manager Hazie McDonald, at opening ceremonies; the kids are singing the Bahamian National Anthem. The silhouette shot is a favorite of mine – - it is a number of men who live on Man-O-War who used to play on the field when it was first built back in the 1960′s. They came out to see the “next generation” of fastpitch players on the island – a number who had sons on the Bahamas team.
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