Shooting sports was the activity that drew me to photography. Whether it was on the field for a Badger football game, next to the mat during a wrestling match, in the suicide box during a hockey game or on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, the unpredictability of sports and my love of the games and players always made things interesting to me.
So when I got an opportunity to shoot a couple baseball games at Miller Park, the decision was a no-brainer. Here are a couple images from two 1-0 games at Miller Park in September. Both teams were far out of the playoff race. Few runners made it to second base. There were maybe 10 hits for both teams combined in the two games. In other words, not a lot of scoring action, but it was definitely fun to experience shooting a major league baseball game.
This is the face of the Brewers' bullpen. And it's awesome. Meet John Axford everyone.
Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo.
Will he be around for the 2011 season? Nobody knows, but Prince Fielder is still a beast at the plate.
Defense and pitching were king in this series. The Brewers' Lorenzo Cain was thrown out on an attempted steal of second.
Brewers manager Ken Macha sees something he doesn't like.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy makes a nice block of a pitch in the dirt.
In the series finale, John Axford made quick work of the Cubs to pick up another save.
The Brewers' Rickie Weeks had a breakout year in 2010.
Whenever a foul ball flys into the press box at Miller Park and leaves a hole in the wall, the batter and pitcher faced are written next to the impact zone. This was left during the final game of the series.