“Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all – a moment in the sun; (pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!” The “pop” of a baseball bat making perfect contact with the ball was already one of the most pleasing sounds in America; then John Fogerty made it even more popular with his 1985 hit “Centerfield.” Those happy claps and upbeat riffs matched the feel-good nature of a good ‘ole “game of catch” in the sun– it just doesn’t get any better than being outside on a gorgeous day, playing (or watching) America’s sport! Ernie Banks said it best: “It’s a beautiful day . . . the sun is shining; the sky is blue . . . let’s play two!” We didn’t play two (a doubleheader) with 2013 Carrollton High School senior Tanner Roach, but he did bring his two brothers along to play in the sun- class of 2016 twins Parker and Hayes!
After photographing these talented, fun, athletic brothers- we figured out that it does get better than baseball on a beautiful day. What trumps it? Baseball with three brothers! We had a blast creating awesome pitching shots with Tanner, batting shots with Parker and Hayes, and incredible photos of all three brothers together on Carrollton High School’s baseball field! This “baseball brothers” shoot was so inspiring it made us want to grab a “beat-up glove,” “homemade bat,” “new pair of shoes” and say, “put me in, coach!”
“Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and a brand new pair of shoes; You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.” -John Fogerty, “Centerfield”