June 18 – Been Busy
It’s been over a month since my last blog post, not good. I really need to keep on it, at least when I am in between assignments. So what have I been up too? Pretty much most of my work lately has been covering the Seattle Mariners, with a couple of Sounders FC and Sounders Women games thrown in here and there. That’s about it.
A little bit of equipment news, I finally upgraded my computer. All this time I have been pushing my late 2006 MacBook to the limit, processing images and getting them out on deadline as fast as possible. Well, I bit the bullet and ordered one of the new MacBook Pro retina’s shortly after they were released by Apple. I configured it with the 2.3GHz processor, 256 SSD and 16GB of RAM! Huge difference going from a laptop that was over 5 years old and only 2GB of RAM.
My first assignment with the new computer was during yesterday’s (June 18) Mariner vs Giants assignment in Seattle. If I had to guess, I would say the new MacBook Pro reduced the time it took to get deadline photos out by at least 75%! And that was with using USB 2.0 card readers which will now be retired (received my USB 3.0 readers today in the mail). I am really looking forward to pushing the new MacBook Pro during the next few years worth of assignments.
In closing, here are a few of my favorite images from the past few weeks.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (61) dives back into 1st base during the 3rd inning against the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field.
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) to break up the double play during the 2nd inning at Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) catches the ball and tags Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) on a stolen base attempt during the 1st inning at Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (61) slides into home plate to score the game wining run against the San Francisco Giants during the 9th inning at Safeco Field.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams (57) beats Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) to 1st base for the out in the 6th inning at Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi (16) hits the ball against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.
San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) slides and avoids the ball thrown to Seattle Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley (13) to steal 2nd base during the 1st inning at Safeco Field.
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) warms up on deck during the 1st inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) reacts to striking out San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (not pictured) for the final out of the 7th inning at Safeco Field.
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Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi (16) is interviewed after getting a baseball hat full of shaving cream after the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field.