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Happy birthday, Brandon Barnes!

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Brandon Barnes pinch hitting for the Rockies on August 6, 2014

Happy birthday, Miguel Batista!

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Miguel Batista pitching for the New York Mets in 2012

On the night I took this photo (6/24/12), Batista took the loss after giving up a score-tying home run to Robinson Cano in the 8th inning. The Mets released him a month later.

College baseball season

University of Oregon baseball team (March 2014)

#GoDucks @OregonBaseball

Ducks 2021 baseball begins tomorrow (or at least it was until the Covid-19 protocols went in place).

Caught in a rundown

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Nick Swisher in a pickle

@NickSwisher

An average player can steal a base 2/3 of the time. A good base runner can do so 3/4 of the time. Nick Swisher did it less than 1/2 the time. And this concludes today’s math lesson.

Mike Trout

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Mike Trout

Trout doesn’t have four MVPs yet, but in his nine seasons he has three MVPs, four second-place finishes, and two others in the top five. He has led the league in runs four times, OBP four times, and OPS four times. That must be what home plate umpire, Manny Gonzalez, is alluding to.

Topaz DeNoise AI for under $50

Topaz DeNoise AI is available through this link for under $50 until 12/31/20. Use the code holiday2020 when you check out for an additional discount. I’ve been using this product for about a year now and love the results. In fact, I’ve gone back and reprocessed many images with Topaz recently that I realized didn’t look so good (having originally used Photoshop’s sharpen and noise removal tools which just aren’t that great).

I’ll post an example below. You’ll see the difference more if you are on a big screen or were to make prints. On a phone or laptop with a smallish screen, you may not notice much.

Without using Topaz

after Topaz Denoise AI

Using Topaz Denoise AI

If you are on a phone, zoom in on the corners and uniforms to see the difference.

Topaz Labs

I’m trying Topaz Gigapixel AI now to see if I can rescue some of my pre-DSLR photos. I’ll let you know how it goes.