June 14, 2009: Center fielder Anthony Scelfo (9) of the Bowling Green
Hot Rods makes a catch in front of an appropriate billboard during
a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in
Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
Much as I’d like to, I can’t really take much credit for this photo. It just fell into my lap sort of by accident.
Oh, sure, I was concentrating on the outfield activity, and sure, I was trying for a good-catch photo. But the whole idea of the action replicating the billboard was just good luck.
Of course, when I saw it in the computer I quickly pulled it out of the batch and posted it to MinorLeagueBaseball.com, where it became one of the latest Photos of the Week.
Now that I think of it, maybe more than accident was at play here. My favorite quote of all time is that of Louis Pasteur: “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
I’m prepared to take a lucky break anywhere I can find it.