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Photographs – metsgrrl.com http://www.metsgrrl.com one girl, one team, one city. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:04:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BATTING PRACTICE PHOTOS, 6-11-11. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2011/06/12/batting-practice-photos-6-11-11/ Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:54:15 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=444 What’s the best thing about road games, aside from better tickets and nicer security? Better BP access!

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[We wished Jose happy birthday when he came out on the field. Chip Hale says, “It’s your birthday?” “Twenty-five, baby,” was Jose’s response.]

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What’s the best thing about road games, aside from better tickets and nicer security? Better BP access!

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[We wished Jose happy birthday when he came out on the field. Chip Hale says, “It’s your birthday?” “Twenty-five, baby,” was Jose’s response.]

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METS BATTING PRACTICE, 4-13-11. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2011/04/14/mets-batting-practice-4-13-11/ Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:29:13 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=469 DSC_0043
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BATTING PRACTICE, CITI FIELD, 7-28-10. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2010/07/29/batting-practice-citi-field-7-28-10/ Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:10:26 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=2235 DSC_0206

I was invited to attend batting practice on the field yesterday as a member of the media. Shooting from the warning track instead of jockeying for position behind the dugout with the autograph hounds was a delightful experience.

[Be sure to read the game post, too.]

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I was invited to attend batting practice on the field yesterday as a member of the media. Shooting from the warning track instead of jockeying for position behind the dugout with the autograph hounds was a delightful experience.

[Be sure to read the game post, too.]

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DODGER STADIUM BP, 7-24-10. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2010/07/25/dodger-stadium-bp-7-24-10/ Sun, 25 Jul 2010 11:11:44 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=2227 DSC_0329
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DODGER STADIUM BP, 7-22-10. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2010/07/24/dodger-stadium-bp-7-22-10/ Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:29:11 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=2223 DSC_0064
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METS BP AT AT&T PARK, 7-18-10. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2010/07/19/mets-bp-at-att-park-7-18-10/ Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:52:07 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=2213 The park was empty, the light was beautiful, and I love taking photos of BP on the road, where I have the kind of great access I can’t get at home. Be sure to also see the full post about yesterday’s game.

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The park was empty, the light was beautiful, and I love taking photos of BP on the road, where I have the kind of great access I can’t get at home. Be sure to also see the full post about yesterday’s game.

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BATTING PRACTICE, CAMDEN YARDS, 6-12-10. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2010/06/14/batting-practice-camden-yards-6-12-10/ Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:23:03 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=2155 One of the best parts about road games is the ability to get better access to BP than I can at my home park.

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More great photos after the jump.

My favorite part was watching the players long toss. It was interesting to see who was paired up with who; for example, Barajas was tossing to Blanco, and was definitely trying to throw a knuckleball. When Rod was signing autographs at the dugout later on, TBF said, “I saw you throwing that knuckleball. How’s your slider?” Rod laughed and said his curve was better.

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One of the best parts about road games is the ability to get better access to BP than I can at my home park.

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More great photos after the jump.

My favorite part was watching the players long toss. It was interesting to see who was paired up with who; for example, Barajas was tossing to Blanco, and was definitely trying to throw a knuckleball. When Rod was signing autographs at the dugout later on, TBF said, “I saw you throwing that knuckleball. How’s your slider?” Rod laughed and said his curve was better.

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For the life of me, I still don’t understand why the Mets changed the BP access at Citi Field. With the exception of Yankee Stadium, almost everyone – even Fenway – has better access than we do. When people arrived at Camden and wanted their seats, they were escorted to their seats by security who told people to move. The people moved. Most people don’t show up that early and want their seats, but if they do, I’m not seeing why security can’t actually do their job and make it known that people have to move. The crabbiest, crankiest old guys at Citi Field are working security in those field sections, there’s no reason they couldn’t do the same thing. I know the answer is “because they’re not thinking about it” but it’s high time that they do.

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THE 9TH INNING. [5-23-09] http://www.metsgrrl.com/2009/05/25/the-9th-inning-5-23-09/ Mon, 25 May 2009 15:07:15 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=1715 DSC_0154

I have a confession to make: I was really looking forward to seeing Jonathan Papelbon in action.

Don’t get me wrong; even though I happen to own an unofficial Papelbon shirt (it was a present!), there was no question of loyalties or anything even close this weekend. I just love the drama of the closer and this guy epitomizes that. So the Papelbon entrance was just gorgeous to me. And I loved it for the fan response. I loved that they sang that insufferable Dropkick Murphys song with gusto, that a million flashes went off, that everyone was on their feet, that the sound system was blasting (the sound was crystal clear!!) and the place was rocking.… [more]

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I have a confession to make: I was really looking forward to seeing Jonathan Papelbon in action.

Don’t get me wrong; even though I happen to own an unofficial Papelbon shirt (it was a present!), there was no question of loyalties or anything even close this weekend. I just love the drama of the closer and this guy epitomizes that. So the Papelbon entrance was just gorgeous to me. And I loved it for the fan response. I loved that they sang that insufferable Dropkick Murphys song with gusto, that a million flashes went off, that everyone was on their feet, that the sound system was blasting (the sound was crystal clear!!) and the place was rocking. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

Papelbon did not disappoint. The dramatic flourishes, the look of evil intensity, the extended pauses for him to breathe and settle his shoulders. It was all worth the price of admission.

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However, I was delighted beyond belief when Mr. Perfect Closer walked our lead-off guy. Especially since it was Gary Sheffield, who had been roundly booed at each at bat. We understood and expected the booing; the chants of ‘steroids,’ however, prompted TBF to murmur something about where Manny Ramirez was that particular moment. And of course, the utter mayhem when Santos rocketed that ball over that line on the top of the Monster.

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I am sorry that my photo of Jerry West coming out of the dugout after watching the replay did not come out; I am sure, however, that all of you understand why it was a blurry mess. There was just a little jubilation at that point.

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My writeup of Saturday night’s game.
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BOSTON PHOTO PREVIEW. http://www.metsgrrl.com/2009/05/22/boston-photo-preview/ Sat, 23 May 2009 02:59:45 +0000 http://metsgrrl.com.s90799.gridserver.com/?p=1711 I’m just not going to get through even half of these tonight, but a preview for those of you around over Memorial Day:

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My writeup of Saturday’s game
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(For everyone who will ask: I use a Nikon D-40, but the reason I have kickass pictures is because I am insanely dedicated and work my ass off at it. When I had a low-end DSLR in 2006 I still took good photos. If you want to take good pictures, then take some classes, read some books, take some workshops, and just *take pictures*.… [more]

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My writeup of Saturday’s game
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(For everyone who will ask: I use a Nikon D-40, but the reason I have kickass pictures is because I am insanely dedicated and work my ass off at it. When I had a low-end DSLR in 2006 I still took good photos. If you want to take good pictures, then take some classes, read some books, take some workshops, and just *take pictures*. You could have the best camera in the world and still take horrible photos if you expect the camera to do all the work.)

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