On September 29 this year, I took my brother and his friend to see the Astros take on the Yankees. The Astros lost, 5-1, over a butt-numbing 14 innings. Our seats were in the 13th row, near first base. Have to say, I had better seats earlier in the season, when Mom and I went to see them take on the Angels (we were on the opposite side of the field, closer to home plate).
View from below the train that circles the upper deck of Minute Maid Park when the Astros hit a home run. It did not circle that day.
Yankees pitcher Brett Marshall, delivering a pitch to . . . um, some guy. I kept a score card, something I’d never done before, and it got a bit muddled. This is in the 6th or 7th inning, my card tells me that much. He probably struck the guy out. It happened a lot that day.
The Astros had a dismal season, as did the Yankees, so neither team rolled out its money players. This was also Mariano Rivera’s final season, and the Astros honored him with a painting by a local artist. Overall, I had a great time. I love watching baseball live, and I intend to take in some local high school games next season.
The technical shutterbug stuff: feel free to skip this part.
I used a Canon Rebel EOS Ti4, bouncing between a Sigma 70-300 mm 1:4-5.6 telephoto and a Canon EF 50 mm 1:1.4. I used primarily aperture priority mode, though I did switch down to sports mode now and then. I didn’t do much processing with these pics; I ran them through iPhoto, but the quick edit stuff didn’t look right.