Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bridgeport Bluefish vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, after going to the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival, I spent the afternoon with my youngest at Harbor Yard to see the Bluefish play the Lancaster Barnstormers.

It was a sloppily played game, with 7 errors, and the Barnstormers defeated the Bluefish 8-5 to complete a sweep of the 3 game series.

With a double, triple, and homer, Fred Lewis was one hit shy of the cycle.

Fred Lewis

After the game, J.R. Towles had his contract picked up by the Texas Rangers

J.R. Towles

Even though this was a photo-based meetup with the folks at Milford Photo, I didn't take that many shots. I chose to just sit back and enjoy a nice sunny afternoon with my daughter.

B.B. The Bluefish

D.J. Mitchell

Swing and a miss...

Lancaster Barnstormers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Never Know What You'll See In The Minors...

Sunday was a full day. After spending the early morning in Plainville for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, I took my youngest to Bridgeport to see the Bluefish play against the Lancaster Barnstormers. We met up with Jesse from Milford Photo, and a few others from the meetup group. Jesse noted that he saw a lot of people wearing Met paraphernalia waiting to get in, and I couldn't figure out why.

When the starting line-ups were announced, I saw that former Met Chris Schwinden was starting for Lancaster:

Chris Schwinden

I doubted that was it.

There was even almost-but-never-was-Met Boof Bonser coming out of the bullpen:

Boof Bonser

That wasn't it, either.

There was this announcement from the PA announcer just before the game, "To throw out the first pitch, please welcome former Major League great, Dwight Gooden":

Dwight Gooden

Didn't see that one coming.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival Day II

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon,
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky...

Every year, the Plainville Fire Company hosts a hot air balloon festival as a fundraiser to support many organizations in the town of Plainville. After the cloudy skies and breezy conditions made Saturday less than optimal, I decided to make the trek up to Plainville again Sunday. I'm glad I did, because the skies were clear, and all of the balloons went up by 8am.

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

More from this fun morning are on my Flickr set here

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Had a nice time up at the Plainville balloon festival this morning. Unfortunately, the skies were too cloudy, and it was a little too windy, so not too many balloons went up. Hopefully, there will be better conditions next time

Plainville Balloon Festival

Plainville Balloon Festival

Plainville Balloon Festival

Plainville Balloon Festival

Plainville Balloon Festival

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Beautiful Morning...

Another beautiful morning for walk at Silver Sands

A beautiful morning...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Daredevil

Cosplayers are one of the great things about comic book conventions. Seeing people dressing up as their favorite characters in imaginative and inventive ways is always a blast. This past weekend, my daughter and I went to ComiConn at The Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport.

While there weren't as many cosplayers on Sunday, this Daredevil cosplay was on of my favorites from the weekend. I'm really looking forward to meeting and photographing more cosplayers New York Comic Con this year.

Comic Conn

Thursday, August 14, 2014