World Series Game 2

October 23, 2006 | By Jed Jacobsohn | Sport

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As we arrived under a light drizzle and gray skies to Comerica Park four hours before first pitch, most of the talk was whether or not the weather would hold up for the game. Some people, including myself, reserved a flight on Tuesday in anticipation of a rain out. Luckily, the game went off on time and the rain only appeared for a brief period. The position I was shooting from today, was in the first level concourse under an overhang that covered me from the brief rain showers. The only thing this position didn’t protect me from was a constant breeze and the well meaning, but highly inebriated Detroit fans.
At one point, a group of about ten state troopers, sheriffs and other law enforcement officers standing below me, were doused from the second deck from what looked to be at least one full beer. Needless to say, they were not too pleased, and more than half went to look for the culprit.

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The Tigers took game two in a fairly close game. Former Oakland Athletic Kenny Rogers pitched like a man possessed (pine tar?) There were a couple of decent plays at second base, but for the most part, the story was Kenny Rogers. Our team as whole, as always, produced some very strong images that were sent out on our wire before anyone, because of the fact that the two field positions were wired directly to our editor’s positions, which eliminated the need for a photo runner. With deadlines being tight because of the late start time, having this technology is a definite advantage over our competitors.

Tomorrow, the team heads to St. Louis for games three, four and five. I have a feeling that neither of the two teams will go down without a fight. Strong pitching on both sides will probably lead to and tight series, and chances are, we will be heading back to Detroit at the end of the week.

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  • bob fromm

    “which eliminated the need for a photo runner. With deadlines being tight because of the late start time, having this technology is a definite advantage over our competitors.”

    Let’s see that fancy technology bring you a nice hot cup of coffee! :)

    Sincerely,

    Robert Fromm
    photo runner

  • http://www.fussball.com fussball

    great pictures. do you also have soccer pictures?

  • JD

    How about an ID of the team?

  • Jim Allison

    Dear Jed:

    Great pictures, interesting and informative text. That liberal arts education really shows. Congratulations and best wishes. Hope you have some fun with the rest of the World Series.

    Best.

    “Uncle” Jim A