A Constellation Sunset 2014

Almost two years ago, I went to my first Skeeters baseball gave at Constellation Field. I have only been back once or twice since then. I like baseball, but there always seems something else to do, other than go watch a game. I went for the first time this season, only a few nights ago. Though a big storm had just rolled through town, it missed the field and the game went off without a hitch. I spent much of the time walking around, really just waiting for the shot below. The sunset wasn’t bad, but the sky grew more dramatic several minutes after the sun had fallen.

Here are some some previous visits to Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX.

 

A view of Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX just after sunset. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Let’s Go Paddling

My oldest daughter and I enjoy kayaking together when we get a chance. It’s a time for us to talk and reconnect. As she has gotten older, I don’t seem to have to paddle as hard as I use to, as she is starting to pull her weight, so to speak. We don’t go as often as we would like, as schedules and other responsibilities seem to get in the way. That makes the times we do go, all the more special.

This yellow kayak waits on the shore at our friend’s house for the next visitor to take a paddle on the lake. 

This yellow kayak waits on the shore at our friends house for the next visitor to take a paddle on the lake. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

View from the Outfield

Summer is in full swing and folks are heading outside to watch their favorite sports. And of those, baseball is still the game of choice.

Some people like to sit behind home plate at the ballpark. But since we all can’t sit there, or afford to sit in those seats, they make seats all around the diamond that you can choose from instead. At Constellation Field, they have a grassy area in the outfield where you can bring a blanket and watch the game. It’s a bit cheaper too, since, of course, there isn’t a seat.But it can be a great place to stretch out and relax on a nice summer evening, especially if the Sugar Land Skeeters are winning.

 

At Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX, they have a grassy area in the outfield where you can bring a blanket and watch the game. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

Baseball Fever is Coming

During the winter months, you have to worry about the flu season. Some people take shots to prevent it, while others just take their chances. You finally make it through winter and then you remember, Spring is coming and with it comes baseball fever.

Most people with blood cursing through their veines get at least a mild dose of it each year. For some people though, it’s much worse. Their entire focus is directed to a large, man-made diamond, score sheets and long sessions in front of the television. If they are not in front of the TV, they can be found at the ball field or stadium. Family members do their best to endure the duration of the “illness”, unless of course, they succumb to the same fate.

These many patients were found last year at a Houston Astros game in Minute Maid Park.

During the winter months, you have to worry about the flu season. Then you remember baseball fever comes next. These many patients were found last year at a Houston Astros game in Minute Maid Park. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

A Constellation Sunset

Our new minor league baseball team, the Skeeters, play at the new Constellation Field. It’s a great ballpark and every seat is a good one. The more expensive seats behind home plate have a good view of the infield and are close to all the food vendors. But the hidden gems at this ball park are the “cheap” seats in the outfield. I suppose the setting sun might be in your eyes for an inning or two, but when there’s a pretty sunset, they have a great front row seat.  Don’t tell anyone though, or they might start charging more for the extra view.

Here are some more views of Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX.
 

Our new minor league baseball team, the Skeeters, play at the new Constellation Field. It’s a great ballpark and every seat is a good one. The more expensive seats behind home plate have a good view of the infield and are close to all the food vendors. But the hidden gems at this ball park are the “cheap” seats in the outfield. I suppose the setting sun might be in your eyes for an inning or two, but when there’s a pretty sunset, they have a great front row seat.  Don’t tell anyone though, or they might start charging more for the extra view. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

View from the Outfield

Recently, when I go to a baseball game, I’ve started getting up and walking around the ballpark. Yes, I’m usually taking photos as I go, but I enjoy getting to experience the different vantage points from where you can watch the game.  Sure, there are the coveted seats behind home plate, but there are a lot of other interesting places from which to view the game. This view is from centerfield. It’s a bit far for my taste, but it’s less crowded and you stand a better chance of getting a home run ball than the guys behind the bases.

This is another view of Constellation Field in Sugar Land, TX.
  

Recently, when I go to a ball game, I've started getting up and walking around the ballpark. Yes, I'm usually taking photos as I go, but I enjoy getting to experience the different vantage points you can watch the game from. This view is from centerfield. It's a bit far for my taste, but it's less crowded and you stand a better chance of getting a home run ball than the guys behind the bases. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

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The Bullpen

Baseball. It’s a hurry-up-and-wait game. You sit in the dugout until it’s your turn to bat. You stand around in the outfield until the ball comes your way. And if you’re a relief pitcher, the bullpen is where you wait until called upon. It might be games before you get a chance to play and when you do, you know the stakes are high.

This bullpen is just past right field at Constellation Field where our hometeam “Skeeters” play ball.

If you're a relief pitcher, the bullpen is where you wait until called upon.This bullpen is just past right field at Constellation Field where our hometeam