Poetry in Motion

For my baseball buddy, Bruce Hellerstein, some sequential pictures of Phillies established starter Cole Hamels and aspiring reliever Joe Savery, helping to indoctrinate Spring Training 2012 in Clearwater, Florida.  Everybody knows about Hamels, but Savery’s odyssey is worth mentioning briefly.  A #1 pick from Rice University where he was a slugging first baseman and ace of the staff, the Phils hoped Joe would be a starting LHP, following in the footsteps of home-grown lefty Cole Hamels.  More in the mold of Rick Ankiel, however, Savery struggled as a starter and lost significant arm speed, so the Phillies converted him back to being a position player.  One day in Clearwater he was called in relief when the club was short an arm, and discovered that his old velocity was back — kind of like the Jim Morris story (the role played by Dennis Quaid in The Rookie), except that Savery didn’t have to wait that long!  Here’s Hamels into his windup up on the mound, and Savery warming up in the pen.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Poetry in Motion

  1. Dan Press says:

    That must be a pretty fancy camera. Nice shots!

  2. Len Press says:

    It is 😉 – thanks!

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