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Pittsfield Astros Game, August 22, 2001

These pictures were taken with my Olympus C2100-UZ digital camera at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on August 22, 2001, at a New York-Penn league game between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the Pittsfield Astros. All images are 24-bit JPEGs and should be viewed on a 24-bit display. Quality is likely to be very poor when viewed on an 8-bit display. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in 800x600 and full 1600x1200 sizes by clicking on the links after the captions.

Arrival at the Park. [800x600][1600x1200]

The inside of the park, shortly after the sun set far enough that we could see again. [800x600][1600x1200]

Astros starter Ernie Sinclair. [800x600][1600x1200]

Crosscutters outfielder Matt Meath. [800x600][1600x1200]

Sinclair delivers. [800x600][1600x1200]

We were in the fourth row (there aren't all that many rows) and right where Williamsport batters would stand on deck. [800x600][1600x1200]


Crosscutter first baseman Walter Young in the on-deck circle. Walter is a big man. [800x600][1600x1200]

The Astros dugout across home plate from our seats. [800x600][1600x1200]

Crosscutters starter John VanBenschoten. [800x600][1600x1200]

The Astros' Brooks Conrad at bat. [800x600][1600x1200]

Conrad swings - and it's a triple to right. [800x600][1600x1200]

Driving in Michael Rodriguez with the go-ahead run. Pittsfield 2, Williamsport 1 in the third. [800x600][1600x1200]

Todd Self at bat. [800x600][1600x1200]

And he singles in Conrad. [800x600][1600x1200]

This is the Pittsfield mascot, whose name is apparently Boomer. [800x600][1600x1200]

I think he has a vision problem. [800x600][1600x1200]

The Crosscutters in the field. [800x600][1600x1200]

New Williamsport pitcher, Julio Guererro. [800x600][1600x1200]

Brooks Conrad at bat again. [800x600][1600x1200]

Still up there. Despite these swings, this at-bat would be a 7th-inning walk. [800x600][1600x1200]

The Pittsfield bullpen. [800x600][1600x1200]

Crescent moon over left field. [800x600][1600x1200]

There it is again, just above the trees. [800x600][1600x1200]

Another Williamsport pitcher - Dan D'Amato. [800x600][1600x1200]

The bottom of the 7th. Yes, the Astros have 5 errors, all on the infield, and are still winning. [800x600][1600x1200]

Pittsfield closer Brandon Wood comes on for the 5-out save. He entered with 1 out and the tying run on 3rd. [800x600][1600x1200]

Wood again. [800x600][1600x1200]

This was the would-be tying run, Josh Hudnall, who was gunned out trying to score on a ground ball to short. [800x600][1600x1200]

The tying run is now at first, in the 9th inning. This is Domingo Cuello. [800x600][1600x1200]

And he steals second. [800x600][1600x1200]

Walter Young, batting in the 9th with the tying run at second and 2 outs. [800x600][1600x1200]

Wood delivers. [800x600][1600x1200]

Cuello down at second base. Do you still pitch to Young, who drilled a 3-run home run in the 7th? [800x600][1600x1200]

Yes, you do. And he strikes out. [800x600][1600x1200]

Ball game over. [800x600][1600x1200]

Happy Astros. [800x600][1600x1200]

Pittsfield 6, Williamsport 5. 6 errors - Cuello reached on an error to make the 9th extra interesting. [800x600][1600x1200]

The Crosscutters head off. [800x600][1600x1200]

Both teams leave the field. [800x600][1600x1200]
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