Featured in Weekly Themes Challenges, 11-Mar-2014

This photo was taken during a baseball game between the NY METS and the Trenton Thunders, June 2010, and the bat almost hit the catcher in the face…

The Trenton Thunder are an American Minor League Baseball team and are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Thunder play in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League, and have won two league championships. The Thunder’s home stadium is Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, New Jersey.

The New York Mets are a professional baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. They belong to Major League Baseball’s National League East Division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York’s departed National League teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. The Mets colors are composed of the Dodgers blue and Giants orange. During the 1962 and 1963 seasons, the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds. From 1964 to 2008, the Mets’ home ballpark was Shea Stadium. In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark, Citi Field.

This game is played to honor the New Jersey Special Olympics athletes and raise money for them. the NJ Special Olympics athletes and families are given free tickets to the game. It was a thrill to see them play.

My name is Jane. I am an artist, writer, photographer, and an admirer of the arts. Here on RB I share my photography, writing, collages and art, and host many groups. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago


  • thanks – with a challenge on motion shots – I never know which one to choose – I am afraid I am a person who always has too many choices and can never decide. LOL. it was fun that day to try to capture the action – and did pretty good considering – although I wish they were a bit clearer. thanks for your constant encouragement!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • the way the bat is in motion – it looks like it will hit the catcher in the face, doesn’t it??

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brown11 months ago

  • thanks so much Barbara for choosing my image to feature. it gets so discouraging when you think you have entered a good shot and the votes don’t come in. I appreciate so much your choosing this one and adding it to the features – it means so much!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

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