Good afternoon all, I hope this finds everyone well today, on the eve of U.S. Independence Day. I know it’s been a while since my last blog entry, but real life intruded for a while, especially in the month of May. Things got pretty busy in May, most notably my covering both the Conference USA and Southland Baseball tournaments in the same week (May 22-26).
One would think shooting a lot of baseball in a week would be fun. And to an extent, it was. But it was also very draining. All told, I shot 15 games in five days, splitting time between Reckling Park (where the C-USA tournament was being played) and Skeeters’ Park in Sugar Land (where the Southland tournament was). It meant getting up very early some days, long drives in between the stadiums, editing en masse, dealing with the BRUTAL heat and humidity. And in all fairness, by the day of the C-USA Tournament Final (May 26), I was completely exhausted, with nothing left to give. At least that’s how I felt before the game when trying to psyche myself up. And it also didn’t help that I was having knee and hamstring issues as well. In other words, I was burned out and beaten up. Even looking back upon it now, I have no idea how I got through that last game, especially in the searing heat, and especially with it going to extra innings, but I did. I guess that one day has been a microcosm of things lately for me, because even when things have been bad or I cannot go further, all that’s left to do is to just push through, no matter how hard it is.
Anyways, that’s pretty much it for now. I hope to have more entries and photos to share in the second half of the year. Thanks for the time and attention, many thanks and fare thee well.