Miracle League 10th Anniversary

After looking through some 4,000 photos I shot of the first year Miracle League games, I am a little bleary eyed and some of that is not just from looking at images.  I can remember holding back tears as I hid my face behind the camera while shooting a lot of these and that same feeling came back tonight. If you are not familiar with the Miracle League concept, it is a baseball league for disabled kids and adults.  The field in Cary, at Henry Adams Elementary School, opened 10 years ago.  The field consists of rubberized turf that allows Continue reading Miracle League 10th Anniversary

Update

It was a busy week with training at work and a full schedule after work including a Miracle League baseball game for Quinn.  Today we were up early to go to the grand re-opening of the Performance store.  We picked up some cycling clothes and a Saris bike rack that will fit our road bikes without threading one of the supports under the seat stay.  Today we were able to get in a 30 mile ride to Lake Jordan and back.  Now to get back in the gym after being too busy this week.

Weekend Shooting

This weekend is full of shooting.  Tonight it was the first games of the season for the kids that play baseball with the Miracle League of the Triangle.  The password for the Miracle League album is the name of the town where the field is located.  Tomorrow its the St. Patty’s ride out of the Raleigh Trek Store for the American Diabetes Association.  Follow the links for the shots. Update 3/21/2009 16:00: Today there were about 65 riders that came out to raise funds for the ADA by participating in the St. Patty’s Day ride sponsored by the Raleigh Trek Store.  It Continue reading Weekend Shooting

Miracle League Shooting

Shooting this weekend consisted of the Miracle League game between the Orioles and Pirates. I think one of the best parts of shooting these baseball games is running the slide show while I am copying them over to the web server. In almost every picture you can see determination, happiness and acceptance on the player’s faces. On the working out side of things, my personal trainer worked my legs Friday evening and Debby said she wanted to do a bike ride that night. So between the workout and another 12 miles on the bike, my legs are spaghetti. I don’t Continue reading Miracle League Shooting

Miracle League Photos

The photos from tonight’s Pirates and Indians game are online. The password is the name of the city where the field is located.  This was my nephew Quinn’s first game in his new stroller that I found on eBay that we gave him as a birthday gift.  Once we figured out how to collapse it again, we think it will work well for him.  I guess some kids get a car when they turn 16, but for Quinn it was a stroller.

Saturday Ride

I rode almost 8 miles this morning on my road bike. I found I don’t like the Crank Bros Candy pedals. Getting out of them is fine, but clipping in is too hard. I really need to check into some real road clips and shoes as I also had some arch tenderness. All in all it was pretty good ride. At one point I ended up behind a ride group of about 10 guys that looked like they averaged 25mph. I hung with them for about a ¾ of a mile, while they were warming up. 🙂 I talked to Continue reading Saturday Ride

Busy Saturday

Today started off with a 14 mile bike ride, then a mad dash to get the grass mowed before the rain moved in.  Once that was done, we headed over to a fund raising event for the "Miracle League", a disabled baseball player league for kids effort here in the Triangle.  Our nephew Quinn, who has CP, plays in the league. If you watch the video that goes with this local news story(sorry dead link), Quinn is the last player shown scoring before the end of the piece.  The event today was the 1st Annual Charity Panel Jam or Miracle Continue reading Busy Saturday

Miracle league 2007

Another season of the Miracle League got started today with a dedication of the field to Andy’s Foundation. The league has grown by two teams this year. There are a ton of photos to look at in the Miracle League album. For those that have forgotten the password, it is the name of the town where the field is located. Last year I shot over 2,500 images. This year spending all day at the field like I did most of last year and today, will be about a twice a season deal. I know the board is looking for a Continue reading Miracle league 2007