Vermont Lake Monsters vs. Tri-City ValleyCats, Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy, New York - June 29, 2009

These pictures were taken with my Fujifilm Finepix S9000 digital camera at the New York-Penn League (Class A, Short Season) Baseball game between the Vermont Lake Monsters (Washington Nationals) and Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston Astros) at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, New York, on June 29, 2009. Images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but many are available cropped from the originals or in half of original size by clicking on the links after the captions.

Preparing the field before the game. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Danny Meier brings out the ValleyCats lineup. [Crop/Zoom: 1012x940]

Uncle Sam out in left. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Southpaw is stretching with a Vermont player. [Crop/Zoom: 1223x716]

Tri-City starter Kyle Godfrey. [Crop/Zoom: 602x937]

Dany Arias leads off for Vermont. [Crop/Zoom: 1731x1471]

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Brian Kemp. [Crop/Zoom: 1178x1611]

Kemp singles. [Crop/Zoom: 3479x706]

Brandon Wikoff. [Crop/Zoom: 797x1484]

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Kemp steals second. [Crop/Zoom: 1643x931]

Jhonny Medrano. [Crop/Zoom: 1292x1409]

He struck out. [Crop/Zoom: 1312x2115]

Now in the second, it's Jeff Hulett on first with a single. [Crop/Zoom: 2480x1237]

Rene Garcia. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Renzo Tello. [Crop/Zoom: 761x1236]

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Chris won a coupon for pizza slices for being the loudest fan. [Crop/Zoom: 563x573]

Sean Barksdale, leading off the third. [Crop/Zoom: 947x1266]

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Ben Orloff. [Crop/Zoom: 1481x1132]

Charlie, head bat boy. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The rabbit head guy in a suit is back. He tends to stick around too long and delays the game. [Crop/Zoom: 1370x999]

Southpaw has some t-shirts as well. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And Spiedie the Chicken has spiedies. [Crop/Zoom: 488x647]

There's also a pig this year, for some reason. [Crop/Zoom: 693x348]

Godfrey continues. [Crop/Zoom: 518x1151]

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Kemp bats in the fifth with Orloff on first. [Crop/Zoom: 3173x1006]

Brandt Walker on in relief for the ValleyCats. [Crop/Zoom: 787x1679]

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Great job by Walker to work out of trouble in the 6th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Southpaw is back with frisbees. [Crop/Zoom: 1507x1715]

And get gets attacked by the rabbit head guy, who has gotten much more violent this year. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Vermont pitching change. Taking out Jack McGeary. [Crop/Zoom: 2307x904]

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Federico Tanco on for Vermont. [Crop/Zoom: 846x1565]

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Russ Dixon scores as the ValleyCats rally to take the lead in the 6th. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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2-run single by Tello. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Chance to take a bigger lead with runners on second and third. [Crop/Zoom: 3312x511]

Kemp with a chance. [Crop/Zoom: 3033x716]

Steven Stewart is on to pitch for Vermont. [Crop/Zoom: 826x1757]

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El Vic is on for the late innings. [Crop/Zoom: 849x1184]

Hot dog race is getting rough. [Crop/Zoom: 1096x732]

And El Vic attacks. [Crop/Zoom: 1266x1019]

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Emily doesn't want to dance. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Manager Jim Pankovits. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Walker is coming out. [Crop/Zoom: 1445x852]

David Berner is on for the 'Cats. [Crop/Zoom: 504x1130]

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Southpaw. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Berner got two strikeouts, and is taken out with one out to go. [Crop/Zoom: 927x839]

Robert Donovan on to close. [Crop/Zoom: 3372x759]

El Vic sat right in front of us.

And Southpaw is signing autographs. [Crop/Zoom: 1477x858]

Donovan closed it out - ValleyCats win. [Crop/Zoom: 1113x673]

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Final on the board. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Lake Monsters scorecard. [Larger: 1280x960]

ValleyCats scorecard. [Larger: 1280x960]
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