I was flipping through my photo box looking for a particular photo to replace the one I have on my header on this site and stumbled across a collection of sports photos I've taken over the years. Since I don't feel like writing a lot today and I haven't posted a Chicago photo in forever I figured I'd give you, my loyal readers, a quick photo journey. Here we go:
Albert Belle stretching some time in 2000. Pretty sure Albert is debating throwing a baseball at me.
Saint Leo College Baseball
Thomas B. Southard Stadium Saint Leo, FL - Play at the plate probably
1997 or 1998 1996. One of my favorite photos of all time. Can't remember the catchers name at the time - Link or Saint Leo Mike help me out? (edit - Per fellow Saint Leo Monarch Pat - the catcher's name is Bryan Lafata.)
The Horse Track
The Lightning and Hockey
Ice Palace 10/2/1999 - A better shot of his pads with the cat face on them. With the equipment I had at the time, pictures of the goalie were really the best I could do.
Ice Palace 10/2/1999 - Darren Puppa don't need no mask to keep his crease clean!
Ice Palace November 1999 - Mike Sillinger. Also known as the last Lightning player to wear the number 26 before Marty St. Louis. Sillenger was traded in March of 2000 and Marty was signed in July of that year. I have a feeling that it's going to be the first jersey number retired by the organization when Marty retires - which should be around 2031 or so.
The Sabres would use the second round pick for Derek Roy - not bad. When the Lightning acquired Gratton for a third time they dealt Florida a second round pick in the 2008 draft as well. That player turned out to be recent TTM signer Jacob Markstrom.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.