This week I shot the final game of the Portland Pickles' inaugural season, on assignment for the Portland Tribune. The Pickles are a wood-bat collegiate baseball team that plays in Lents Park in East Portland. Tickets (and beers) are cheap, snacks are aplenty, kids are playing catch on the sidelines and the atmosphere is just pure summer baseball. It's really great. It's got a small-town feel that reminds me of going to local summer-league games growing up. Especially seeing the kids that were there reminded me of how much fun that was. To us, as kids, these guys were like pros. We'd get autographs, chase down foul balls, and play our own mini-games on the sidelines as the team played theirs on the field.
I put together a little photo essay from the game here. The article was mostly focused on the community aspect of the team, so there's not a ton of game-action. I hope the photos look as good as being there feels.