Photos

“It was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, base-ball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books.”

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“Books are baseball by other means.”

George Bowering, Writing the Okanagan


Jean and I have visited a lot of baseball parks, major leagues, minor leagues and independent leagues. We took a lot of photos on baseball trips, but I wish we had taken more.

Peachland, B.C. I vie for my father’s place as the ballplayer in the family. → Peachland, B.C. I vie for my father’s place as the ballplayer in the family.
   
Oliver, B.C. Already training as an editor. ← Oliver, B.C. Already training as an editor.
   
Granville Grange Zephyrs star “The Splendid Sphincter” laces a single to the opposite field. → Granville Grange Zephyrs star “The Splendid Sphincter” laces a single to the opposite field.
   
Here I am in front of the Chicago site I had most anticipated, Claes Oldenburg’s giant baseball bat in front of the employment office. ← Here I am in front of the Chicago site I had most anticipated, Claes Oldenburg’s giant baseball bat in front of the employment office.
   
I got to throw out the first ball at Miller Park, where the Brewers were hosting the Cincinnati Reds. Right after this photo was taken I ate a Milwaukee bratwurst and threw it up into a receptacle. → I got to throw out the first ball at Miller Park, where the Brewers were hosting the Cincinnati Reds. Right after this photo was taken I ate a Milwaukee bratwurst and threw it up into a receptacle.
Doing the chicken dance with Jeff Mooney at Nat Bailey.  ← Doing the chicken dance with Jeff Mooney at Nat Bailey.