Murrieta Bulldog Baseball

First Tournament for the young Murrieta Bulldog Youth Baseball team.

Manager Art Clark is one of the finest coaches you’ll ever meet. I spent time in front of the dugout listening to him encourage and discipline his team with such grace. His surrounding coaches also adhere to his philosophy. Read the following:

The 10 Commandments of Baseball 

1. Nobody ever became a ballplayer by walking after a ball 

2. You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the
bat off your shoulder. 

3. An outfielder who throws back of a runner is locking
the barn after the horse is stolen. 

4. Keep your head up and you may not have to hold it down. 

5. When you start to slide, S-L-I-D-E. He who changes
his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one. 

6. Do not alibi on bad hops. Anybody can field the good ones. 

7. Always run them out. You can never tell. 

8. Do not quit. 

9. Do not find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect
them to be as perfect as you are. 

10. A pitcher who hasn’t got control, hasn’t got anything

A great opportunity to learn here. I’m looking forward to photographing more kids and learning more from this wise man…

Oh, and he is the father of a well known retired Major League Baseball player….can you guess who?? Hint…he played for the Tigers, Yankees, Padres and Diamondbacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wavecrest Woodie Meet 2011

Wavecrest Woodie Meet is the granddaddy of all woodie meets, held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA.

Here is my point of view of these beautiful automobiles.

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So there you have them…some beautifully refurbished and some in their original state. Each one perfect in their own way.

More Smith & Nixon Upright Piano, Circa 1899

 

 

 

 

The Smith & Nixon Piano Company was one of Cincinnati’s premier piano manufacturers during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Smith & Nixon owned and controlled a handful of other makers including Ebersole and Goldsmith Piano Companies. Ebersole and Goldsmith were marketed as affordable alternatives to the costlier Smith & Nixon brand instruments. Smith & Nixon brand pianos were sold as the firm’s top-of-the-line, highest grade instruments. Because of their high prices, they were only built in modest numbers and are a bit rare today. The firm was out of business by 1931 due to the Great Depression (courtesy of http://www.antiquepianoshop.com).

I am fortunate to photograph this antique upright piano. Yes, it needs refurbishment but it is one beautiful instrument. I am not sure the last time it was tuned but am sure it has been over 10 years…it sounds good and not too out of tune.

Enjoy…
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Smith & Nixon Upright Piano, Circa 1899

 

Here is a sneak peek of a Smith & Nixon Upright Piano, circa 1899. I am taking photographs of this beautiful antique piano because the wood work, ivory keys, overall design is gorgeous. I will post more soon but I had to get this photograph out to the blog world right away…

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