A rain-delay gallery

People dancing in the aisles

During the rain delay the the announcer invited women and girls to dance in the aisles for a prize. These participants are having at it.

Well, there was not much else to do

Action at home plate

Click the picture to see action pictures from the tournament

While on assignment to photograph the championship game of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, I was forced from the field to the stands by an untoward, but fortunately short-lived, thunderstorm.

So here is a photographer-writer thrust into a rain-delay with a long-lens camera, with nothing else to do but record my fellow residents of the stands. Take a gander.

But first, I strongly suspect that you also want to see some baseball action from the tournament. You can scratch that itch for action by going to the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot com where you can see plenty of action shots. We’ll wait here while you look.

Evelyn Horton wins the prize

Ms. Evelyn Horton was the prize winner.

A woman seriously considers the display content of her smart phone

A woman seriously considers the display content of her smart phone

A man watches the rain

This fan watches the rain with hopes of a hasty ending to the precipitation.

Baseball fan in the rain

Rain does not matter to this baseball fan.

Fans in stands

One looks at the phone, the other at the rain.

Smiling girl

A smiling tournament team-ambassador

Smiling woman

She has seen someone, something or a set of circumstances she likes.

Woman looking doubtful.

Well, maybe not.

Man yawning

Well, watching rain can become a tad boring.

Baseball team in the stands

One of the teams waits out the rain in the stands.

Girls in the stands

These girls in the stands don’t seem to mind the inconvenience.

Grandparents at ball game

Five will get you ten their grandson is a player.

New Jersey Photographer

This New Jersey photographer has the same idea as me.

Man with camera

The man behind the camera.

Boy in stands

Hey, look at my football!

Boy showing off football


Duke Fakouri

Duke Fakouri flashes a grin.

Man and boy in stands

It’s bird, it’s a plane, it’s …

Daughter and mother

Dixon women.

Dale Dixon

Dale Dixon

The rain ended shortly after I shot the last image for this gallery. The Atlantic Shore team hailing from the Atlantic City, New Jersey went on to win the tournament in a hair-raising finish. Our congratulations to them, to the other teams and to the hundreds of local volunteers working with the Babe Ruth Baseball staff for making this tournament a huge success.

Thanks for looking,

Joe Dempsey

Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind


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