Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is a pretty special annual charity event here in North Texas. Not only is it a great and hilarious sight to see players from the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars play sloppy baseball but they raise a ton of money. The annual game has been around for a while but for the third year in a row that Dirk has had his name on the event it was a sellout event. Really glad I got the chance to shoot it for the Dallas Observer -- it's an event I've wanted to shoot for a few years now. My full gallery of photos can be found here.
I've shot a ton of football and basketball but I haven't really shot a ton of baseball -- or any at all. It's definitely one of the hardest sports to shoot. There's so many lulls in the game then sudden bursts of action that it's tough to stay focused the entire time. Not only that, but it's pretty damn hard to track a baseball from the tip of the bat to whoever fields it and back for a tag. It's definitely a skill that needs a ton of practice and more so than any sport a camera with a high frames-per-second count is a must. If not, you'll rarely catch a good shot of a swing or even an infielder making a throw to first at peak action. Hopefully I can find some more baseball to shoot.