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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baseball Picture of the Day: Fallujah Field

Approx. 100 days to Pitchers and Catchers!

“Pfc. Preston Snook leans back and waits for his pitch during a pick-up baeball game on Camp Fallujah’s sandlot baseball field. Marines from Regimental Combat Team 5 gather weekly to play ball, a way to releive the stress of being deployed and relive their dreams of one day being a Major League Baseball player.

Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
Submitting Unit: 1st Marine Division
Cleared for Release”

This image has a creative commons license.

We salute those who served.

Tomorrow: The Pittsburgh Pirates are explained to all.

Gamingboy Posted: November 11, 2009 at 12:19 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: November 11, 2009 at 03:05 PM (#3384821)
Oh, and once again, a far larger and detailed version of the picture can be see by hitting the top link.
   2. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: November 11, 2009 at 03:39 PM (#3384861)
Pos likes this picture.
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 11, 2009 at 03:42 PM (#3384865)
Thanks, Gb, great picture. If Preston Snook makes contact, that ball is a-flyin' off his bat.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: November 11, 2009 at 03:44 PM (#3384868)
Fallujah’s sandlot baseball field


I like that. Once again, bravo Gamingboy for this addition to the Primer menu.

Now, where's the Primer Dugout been?
   5. Rickey! weren't no D.J. he was hazy cosmic jive Posted: November 11, 2009 at 04:03 PM (#3384893)
Clearly right field is closed. No going oppo here.
   6. Nineto Lezcano has a blank space, baby (CW) Posted: November 11, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3384920)
Here's the full article. It's three years old, which makes a bit more sense (Camp Fallujah is no longer a US military installation, from what I've heard).
   7. Devin Clancy Posted: November 11, 2009 at 04:52 PM (#3384953)
You can check out a lot more military/baseball images and get hi-res versions at http://www.defenseimagery.mil/ Searching "baseball" produces 480 images.

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