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Grapefruit Homerun ! | by Anthony Cain ©
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Grapefruit Homerun !

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The grapefruit league is basically like a preseason league for Major League Baseball. Grapefruit plays in Florida and the Cactus league plays in Arizona. I took pictures of both a grapefruit and a baseball and in photohshop worked to bring the stitching on to the grapefruit and added the shooting stars to photo of Cody swining the bat. I've cut and pasted some wiki info about the leagues for those to wish to learn more below.


In modern training, teams that train in Florida will play other Florida-training teams in their exhibition games, regardless of regular season league affiliations. Likewise, Arizona-training teams will play other Arizona teams. These have been nicknamed the Grapefruit League and Cactus League respectively, after plants typical of the respective states. The teams can play colleges (Georgia Tech vs. Atlanta, Florida Southern vs. Detroit, or the Boston Red Sox vs. Boston College), minor league baseball clubs, intra-squad games (members of the same team play against each other), split-squad games (games when one team is scheduled for two games in one day, so the team splits into two squads and each squad plays in each of the games), and B Games (unofficial Spring Training games where statistics and standings are not counted)


Strobist: 2 flashes used one on each side of the table. 1 shot into an umbrella, and the other fired into shoot through, both at 1/2 power. Fired with CyberSync remotes. Colors adjusted in Photoshop®


Please no large glittery graphics or big group invites!, although small discrete group invites are alright.


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Taken on February 26, 2009