March 29, 2008


…candid photography, snap-snap, click-click, know what I mean, nudge-nudge, say no more. 😉

I got back from Florida last night. Two days of driving each way…but probably the smarter choice, given all those people sleeping in airports while the planes are inspected for cracks. (And yes, if I’d flown, it would have been Delta.)

I went to six baseball games in six days, and took a ton of photos at all of them. Weirdly, one of the ushers at a Reds game told me that cameras were not allowed in the stadium. WTF? Who ever heard of a rule like that? Practically everyone there had a camera and was snapping photos left and right, but he singled me out and told me to put the camera away. Jeez. I thought they were Nazis at Yankee Stadium, but they allow cameras there. (I simply moved to another section and continued taking photos.)

Yup, I’m afraid it’s the moment you’ve all been dreading: I’m inflicting my vacation photos on you.

I think Jeff Keppinger’s going to be a fan favorite.

Jeff Keppinger

And he’s pretty cute from the front, too.

Jeff Keppinger

Former Red Buck Coats greets Scott Hatteberg at first base.

Buck Coats and Scott Hatteberg

Drew Stubbs played in several games. He kinda reminded me of Rick Moranis in Spaceballs.

Drew Stubbs

Jeff Bannon, who became a minor league free agent after seven years in the Reds system, is now with the Rays.

Old friend Jeff Bannon

I’m tempted to post something rude and juvenile about this photo, but Andy’s such a church-going choir boy that I can’t quite bring myself to do it.

Andy Phillips

Andy takes time off from signing autographs for the national anthem. Love the “hat hair.”

Andy Phillips

Before the Phillies game, outfielder Geoff Jenkins came over to say hi to Brandon Phillips. BP threw his arms around him.

Brandon Phillips and Geoff Jenkins

This photo of Brandon Phillips almost makes me want to vote for him instead of Bubba. Almost. 😉

Brandon Phillips

Did someone order an eyechart? Oops, it’s just Doug Mientkiewicz’s jersey. He’s the newest Pirate; they just announced that he made the team.


I saw RHM’s favorite, “Little Rey Rey,” play in two games (one against the Reds, one against the Yankees).

Little Rey Rey

Ray Olmedo and 3B coach Steve Smith

Joey Votto hasn’t played all that well in spring training, but he made the team – as the starting first baseman.

Joey Votto

Also, the Enquirer has something they call a spring training flipbook. It’s a Flash animation made out of 2,700 photos. You might want to download it to your computer by right-clicking here. Play it using Internet Explorer. It runs a lot better that way.

2 comments to “Photography…”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    These are awesome, BubbaFan! Thank you for sharing.

  2. BubbaFan says:

    Boy, a lot of my links were really screwed up. I think I fixed them all.

    BTW, Little Ray Ray was cut by the Phillies yesterday. He signed with…the Nats.