Slice of Americana: Anthony’s Cousin is Bat Boy at a Local Baseball Game
Cousin Josh Joe Martin Stadium Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Cousin Josh
Joe Martin Stadium
Bellingham, Washington, USA

We're visiting my sister in Bellingham Washington, where all Anthony's American cousins will get together for the first time in four years (this time with one more than last time).

We happen to arrive just in time for cousin Josh (7½) getting to be a bat boy for the first time, at a Bellingham Bells collegiate summer league game. He's attended many games and sat near the dugout, so he knew the players and was super excited at this opportunity (especially since one must normally be at least 11 years old, but they interviewed him and decided he knew enough about baseball to perform his duties appropriately).

Helping the Coach during pre-game practice -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Helping the Coach
during pre-game practice
Pre-Game Photo Op with his favorite player, second baseman Ryan Yamane out of Colorado State -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Pre-Game Photo Op
with his favorite player, second baseman Ryan Yamane out of Colorado State
National Anthem next to head coach Gary Hatch -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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National Anthem
next to head coach Gary Hatch
Saying “Hi” to the Family on the way back from picking up a foul ball -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Saying “Hi” to the Family
on the way back from picking up a foul ball
Consultation with the dugout manager -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Consultation
with the dugout manager
Fetching a Ball from the Infield -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Fetching a Ball from the Infield
Fetching a Bat -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Fetching a Bat
All Smiles in the setting sun -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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All Smiles
in the setting sun
Our Seats courtesy of a friend of Marty (Josh's dad, my brother in law) -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Our Seats
courtesy of a friend of Marty (Josh's dad, my brother in law)
Reverse-Angle View Anthony watches the opposition take a strike -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Reverse-Angle View
Anthony watches the opposition take a strike
“Slice of Americana” with some “creative” processing -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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“Slice of Americana”
with some “creative” processing
Balls for the Ump -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Balls for the Ump
Base Hit -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Base Hit
Watching the Action from the Dugout -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Watching the Action
from the Dugout
Mid-Inning Entertainment with the Bellinghamster team mascot -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Mid-Inning Entertainment
with the Bellinghamster team mascot
Groundout to First -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Groundout to First
Finer Points Uncle Marty explains baseball to Anthony -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Finer Points
Uncle Marty explains baseball to Anthony
The Stance taking a personal moment on the way back after fetching a bat -- Joe Martin Stadium -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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The Stance
taking a personal moment on the way back after fetching a bat

Anthony is quite the soccer fan, and didn't really know much about baseball, but we saw two games two nights in a row, and he learned quickly, so he's developed an interest. We'll be going to another game next week.


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Hey Jeffrey, my name is Tam and i am currently live in Pennsylvania. I found your blog just two months ago and i have read every post of yours. Everyday i come to this site and wait for your new upload even though i do know you are busy with your work and family, but i really really hope you will post more and more and please dont quit. How long will you spend your time in America ? well i am visiting Kyoto next year and hopefully i can meet up with you someday. Ps. I would love to see more photos of Anthony, i havent since any post about him since Spring

— comment by Tam Nguyen on August 3rd, 2013 at 9:22am JST (4 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

So quintessentially American!

I have a sudden yearning to see what used to be my favorite movie, The Natural, again.

— comment by Zak on August 3rd, 2013 at 8:32pm JST (4 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I know your sister and I know Josh, because he played ball with my son Payton. These photos are gorgeous. Josh is such a great little ballplayer and he well deserved that honor of being “bat kid” for the Bells. Thank you for sharing these. It looks like you enjoyed your visit!

— comment by carole foldenauer on August 30th, 2013 at 12:15pm JST (4 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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