Photographic Highlights of the 2013 Baseball Season

The last baseball season was filled with many highlights; so many that I wouldn’t be able to name all of them if I tried. It wasn’t ever a goal of mine to capture the highlights of the season on camera, but the thought has crossed my mind for next season. I did a decent job of unintentionally capturing SOME of the highlights of this year, but I would like to take it a few steps further in 2014. Obviously there is no way to capture every highlight on camera, so I’m going to take a different approach.

Since I’m a big fan of artsy photography, I plan to explore that more in 2014 to produce more of my own artsy photos. My goal is that next year’s installment is less of a “Photographic Highlights Review” and more of a collection of Quality Photos that I will have taken. Because photography has a lot to do with perception, I am going to pay more attention to how I look at detail. Not every photo will look glorious or majestic, but I am going to focus on capturing the excitement (or whatever feeling it may be) of my surroundings to make sure I take more artsy (and meaningful) photos.

You might be wondering why I told you all of that. Well, this entry is my guinea pig. Next year I want to be able to look back at this entry so I can make the next installment better than this one. For now, though, here is the 2013 Photographic Highlights Review. The pictures are in chronological order (the numbers don’t mean anything, they’re just a reference point).

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1. In The Beginning… #1 of 2013 – 4/1/13

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2. Game 1 / Section 1 – 4/1/13

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3. The Dynamic Duo – 4/1/13

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4. Its Miller Time – 4/2/13

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5. Father/Son Moments – 4/2/13

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6. Friday’s Front Row Grill – Rickie Weeks BP Homer. – 4/3/13

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7. Pretty Artsy, Right? – 4/3/13

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8. Gonzalez x2 – 4/3/13

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9. You. Are. So. Jealous. – 4/16/13

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10. Camera Tricks – 4/16/13

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11. Free Tickets – 4/16/13

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12. Cloudy With a Chance of…? – 5/29/13

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13. The Legends Club – 5/29/13

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14. A Night to Remember: Pregame ball, Brian Dozier’s Foul Ball, Aramis Ramirez’s Rule Double. – 5/29/13

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15. Royals – Lorde. – 6/28/13

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16. Snazzy Panorama. – 6/29/13

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17. Thrown by Umpire Ronald Kulpa at the Royals Dugout, but Photographed in Center Field. – 6/29/13

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18. The Final Stretch… – 7/3/13

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19. Darn Yankees. – 7/3/13

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20. Beautiful Sun Set. – 7/3/13

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21. The Stars and Stripes. – 7/3/13

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22. Happy Forth of July! – 7/4/13

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23. Caleb Thielbar Signed my Hat! – 7/4/13

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24. Adam Warren signing my ticket! – 7/4/13

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25. Preston Claiborne Signing my Ticket and Hat! – 7/4/13

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26. Chris Stewart signed my Ticket! – 7/4/13

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27. Jamey Carroll Signed my Ticket! – 7/4/13

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28. Fun Forth of July! Many Lively & Vibrant Colors! – 7/4/13

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29. Strike Three! – 7/31/13

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30. The Pitch is Swung on… – 7/31/13

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31. 2014 All-Star Game Baseball – 7/31/13

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32. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Houston Astros. – 8/2/13

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33. Courtesy of Matt Dominguez. – 8/2/13

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34. Josh Willingham Batting Practice Home Run. – 8/3/13

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35. Onlookers. – 8/3/13

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36. Approaching Miller Park. – 8/15/13

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37. Miller Park Panorama. – 8/15/13

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38. It’s Glowing! – 8/17/13

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39. Products of a fun night with Shawn Bosman and Tony Voda. – 8/27/13

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40. The Three M’s: Me, Matt, and Mateo – 9/9/13

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41. Looking Our Finest. – 9/11/13

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42. Lifetime Ball #100. Thank you Pat Neshek! – 9/11/13

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43. No, We Weren’t Posing… – 9/11/13

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44. T.C. Didn’t Like my Athletics Shirt. – 9/11/13

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45. My First Double Digit Game. – 9/11/13

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46. The Beginning of the End: Our second last game of the 2013. – 9/27/13

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47. Justin Masterson is a Class Act. – 9/27/13

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48. I Ran to Claim this Oswaldo Arcia Autographed Baseball – 9/27/13

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49. Scott Diamond Autographed Baseball. – 9/27/13

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50. Turkeys in Minneapolis? – 9/28/13

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51. In The Pouring Rain – Taylor Swift – 9/28/13

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52. Baseball Signed by Paul Molitor! – 9/28/13

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53. Baseball Signed by Corey Koskie! – 9/28/13

Some of the pictures have shown up in earlier entries, but there were a few new pictures in this entry that made their debut on A Piece of The Game. Which were your favorites?

If you have any ideas that you think could contribute to next year’s idea, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments. I appreciate any ideas!Thank you for taking a look at my guinea pig! It will have come a long ways by this time next year.

3 Comments

Any chance you’ll be doing video highlights in the near future? I *may* try to do a few vlogs in 2014, we’ll see. It goes without saying, I LOVE the photos. Pictures are what made me want to blog and what I look forward to when reading others’ posts.

Let’s not be strangers and meet up with Mateo before Opening Day (or Spring Training).

Your comment was the 500th on my blog! It was great seeing you at the Clubhouse Sale on Friday. I’ve never been into making vlogs, but I like watching other people’s.
Which day are you going to be at Twins Fest? I’m buying tickets tomorrow (for two days).
-Paul K

I’ll be there on Friday. 500 comments… pretty sweet.

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