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Pitcher David Hale gets the call from Atlanta

MiLB - Rome Braves

RHP David Hale (28) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Greenville Drive April 12, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Hale, a third-round 2009 draft pick, was making his Class A debut. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Atlanta farmhand David Hale has been added to the Braves’ expanded September roster.

J.C. Boscan gets a chance with the Chicago Cubs

MiLB - Mississippi Braves

Catcher J.C. Boscan (2) of the Mississippi Braves, Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, warms up prior to a game against the Mobile BayBears on April 10, 2008, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

The Chicago Cubs have recalled former Greenville Braves catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa as a backup catcher.

I can’t think of anybody I’d rather see make the majors and stay there than J.C. He has paid plenty of dues. I’ve photographed him with the Greenville Braves, Mississippi Braves and Atlanta, and he’s had just a cup of coffee in the big leagues so far in his career.

Heath Hembree gets the call from the Giants

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Spartanburg Methodist College product Heath Hembree, a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants organization, works out with his former coaches for the SMC baseball team on Feb. 15, 2012 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Broome High School and Spartanburg Methodist College pitcher Heath Hembree has been called up to the majors with the San Francisco Giants.

 

 

J.R. Murphy called up to the Yankees

MiLB - Charleston RiverDogs

Catcher J.R. Murphy (21) of the Charleston RiverDogs in a game against the Greenville Drive on Aug. 24, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I’m delighted to see that the Yanks have called up former Charleston catcher J.R. Murphy as part of the September call ups.

He remembered me from one season to the next — but that’s not the reason I’m happy.  He’s a terrific guy, a good prospect and I wish him all the best.

 

De la Cruz is a 2013 Carolina League All-Star

Keury De la Cruz

Left fielder Keury De la Cruz (25) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Rome Braves on May 6, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 11-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive outfielder Keury De la Cruz was named today to the 2013 Carolina League Postseason All-Star Team.

Anthony Ranaudo is 2013 Eastern League All-Star

MiLB Baseball - Augusta GreenJackets vs. Greenville Drive - April 9, 2011

Pitcher Anthony Ranaudo (23) of the Greenville Drive warms up before his professional debut against the Augusta GreenJackets on April 9, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. The 39th overall selection by the Boston Red Sox in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of LSU gave up three hits over his 74 pitch, five-inning performance and picked up the win. (Tom Priddy / Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive pitcher Anthony Ranaudo was named to the 2013 Eastern League Postseason All-Star Team today.

3B Dante Bichette of the Charleston RiverDogs

Charleston RiverDogs vs Greenville Drive

Infielder Dante Bichette, Jr. (19) of the Charleston RiverDogs fields a grounder with his bare hand, but is too late to throw out Felix Sanchez of the Greenville Drive at first base in a game on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 2-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

A proposal high above the center field fence

Charleston RiverDogs vs Greenville Drive

Reedy Rip’It, mascot of the Greenville Drive, and a video cameraman were on hand on a balcony of the condominiums overlooking center field at Fluor Field at the West End as man proposed to his girlfriend between innings of a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. The event was broadcast on the Drive’s big screen monitor, and the woman said yes. Greenville won, 2-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Pitcher Cody Kukuk of the Greenville Drive

Rome Braves vs Greenville Drive

Starting pitcher Cody Kukuk (25) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Rome Braves on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Three Lexington players in their dugout

Lexington Legends vs Greenville Drive

Ramon Torres, Raul Mondesi and Miguel Almonte of the Lexington Legends ask to have their photo taken in the dugout before in a game against the Greenville Drive on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Friday was a rare day for me at the ballpark. I had a request from my agency to take a posed shot of a first-round-draft player — which I did — and then I had a request from three players to take their photo in the dugout.

It’s a rare day when I shoot anything posed. I can count those days in the single digits.

But when the players ask, I rarely decline. Then the question comes: “Where can we see the photo?”

I gave the URL to my website; I hope they find it okay.