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Blake Taylor, Columbia Fireflies

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Starting pitcher Blake Taylor (28) of the Columbia Fireflies warms up before a game against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. He allowed no runs on three hits in six innings. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Merandy Gonzalez of the Columbia Fireflies

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Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez (38) of the Columbia Fireflies delivers a pitch in a game against the Lexington Legends on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 5-0 and Gonzalez (3-0) got the win.(Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with manager Jose Leger between innings of a game against the Lexington Legends on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Lexington won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Merandy Gonzalez of the Columbia Fireflies

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Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez (38) of the Columbia Fireflies delivers a pitch in a game against the Lexington Legends on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 5-0 and Gonzalez (3-0) got the win. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies takes a practice swing during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies works a fielding drill during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with teammates during the first practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Kevin Plawecki of the Savannah Sand Gnats

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Catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) of the Savannah Sand Gnats before a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Plawecki is the No. 21 prospect of the New York Mets, according to Baseball America. Greenville won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Plawecki has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

A look at new Braves outfielder Ryan Church

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       17 March 2009: Outfielder Ryan Church of the New York Mets in a game 
       against the Atlanta Braves at the Braves’ Spring Training camp at Disney’s 
       Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Photo by: Tom Priddy/
       Four Seam Images
Braves announcer Joe Simpson tonight called the trade of Jeff Francoeur “a punch in the gut.” Add to that what my wife said: “Sometimes I hate this game.” That about sums it up for me, too.
In addition to my years of photographing Francoeur, I’ve photographed new Brave Ryan Church several times in the majors, too, including at Washington and here at Spring Training this year.

Oh, my gosh — Braves trade Francoeur

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I just found out that the Atlanta Braves have traded outfielder Jeff Francoeur, one of the team’s most popular players, to the New York Mets for Ryan Church.
Maybe I’ll have something else to say later . . . but, you know, I just can’t formulate anything right now . . .
This 2005 photo when he was with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans is the oldest one I could find on my current computer. I’d have to dig out some backup drives for anything older. I’ve photographed Jeff for many years, all the way back to Class A ball. The gallery of some of my favorite photos is listed below.