Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Videos from Ontario Challenge Cup

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Below are links to videos from the Ontario Challenge Cup held Sept 18-20 in Stratford.

Video comes from Blair Setford shot using a Blackberry Curve and are posted on Blair’s You Tube channel. A total of eight videos have been posted.

Canada Maccabi team honoured at Jays game

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Canada Maccabi Fastball team, which recently won the gold medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, was honoured prior to the Sept 8 Toronto Blue Jays game against the Minnesota Twins.

Twins Canadian all-star Justin Morneau posed with the team and friends for photos – click here to see a group shot.

The team was primarily comprised of members of the North York Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Fastball League, along with Ryan Freedman, Tom Berube and others.

Maddy’s Photos of the Quad Cities

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The Quad Cities, through the eyes of Maddy. Click banner above to view gallery.

Editor’s Note: After perusing Maddy’s shots, I have to say congratulations on finding so many wonderful details that make the town interesting!!

Items like Grumpy’s Saloon, memorial stones, streetlamps, statues – all of this is detail that I missed in the hustle and bustle of getting from hotel to park to meeting to ball game.

It’s phenomenal that Maddy is about to find the time to photograph this extra flavour and add to everyone’s memory collection, particularly when you consider the pure volume of shots taken at the ToC.

Well done!

Final batch of Maddy’s Photos

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Click here for Maddy’s Photos Gallery, “Opening Ceremonies”

Click here for Maddy’s Photos Gallery, “Around the Ballpark”.

From Maddy’s Photos Blog:

“It is in a bittersweet mood that I finished the task of reviewing and uploading all the photos for the 2009 ISC II – Tournament of Champions. Bittwersweet because it signifies the end of the fastpitch season for me. No more standing in the field and sharing it with the very talented athletes who play this great game called fastpitch. No more smelling the sweet smell of grass as I stand too close to the foul line to get just the right shot. No more chattering with the managers and players as they return to their positions on the field. But all is not lost, as this will all repeat itself next year. Until then I hope you join me in re-visiting, through my photos, the wonderful tournament called the ISC II.

I have uploaded two more galleries: the first gallery is of the photos taken during the Opening Ceremonies (2009 ISC II – Opening Ceremonies) and the second gallery has photos taken around the ballpark of the fans, players and staff (2009 ISC II – Around the Ballpark). My thanks to everyone who each year make this tournament an unforgettable experience for me. From Blair Setford who each year gives me access so I can photograph this great tournament. To the game controllers who always happily accept the task of babysitting my equipment and keep me in stitches with their stories and jokes. To the players whose athletic prowess challenge me each and every game as I try to capture with photographs what they do so easily and with such talent. And last but not least, the umpires, for who I feel a close kinship; sort of brothers in arms you might say, sharing the field game after game but never playing in it. ”


(Photo of Maddy, not by Maddy)

Maddy’s Photos from 2009 ISC II ToC are up!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

From the Maddysphotos Blog:

ISC II Photos Posted

After a long weekend of post-production work, I finished the “action” photos of the Tournament of Champions tournament. They are posted under the “ISC II – Action” gallery. I still have photos from the Opening Ceremonies to post and some photos I took around the ballpark. Hopefully I will have those up this week. Enjoy!

Click here to view photos.

(Photo of Maddy, not by Maddy)

Sharkey D’s Photos

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Stolen from Sharkey D’s Facebook Photos – Chicago – ISC II:

Another from Sharkey D’s Facebook collection:

“Big Sky Day in Rock Island”.

Ball Park radio…covering games and doing play by play.

Blackburn Transport:

Tim Norris, Randy Frame, Richie Connors and more of the guys.

First batch of Maddy’s Photos

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The first set of Maddy’s photos from the 2009 ISC II ToC is now available on Maddy’s Photos web site here.

This initial set features team photos, including members of the All-Tournament team.

Stay tuned for more, soon!

Maddy’s ISC II ToC Photos This Week !

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009


“Thanks to the many people who have inquired about photos taken at the 2009 ISC II Tournament of Champions. I just returned to California today, Monday, August 24, 2009 and have begun the “post tournament production work” on the huge batch of photos taken at the tournament and expect to have them up for viewing and purchase this week.

Thank you to those of you who have emailed me and to those who I ran into at the tournament for your kind words on my photography. I hope this batch will live up to the compliments.

Stay tuned for the photos, they are coming right up !”

Re-cap – KW Cubs repeat as Canada East ISC II Qualifier Champions

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

On behalf of the ISC, I want to thank Tim Wright, Nate Awde and the Innerkip Eagles along with Innerkip Parks & Rec for hosting this weekend’s qualifier. The entire team did a fantastic job in getting four diamonds ready for play by 1 pm Saturday after torrential rains overnight. Thanks also to Peter Kluszczynski, Doug Cundall and the entire Blue Crew for great work all weekend. More thank you’s to Joe Todd, Doug Bach, Rick Boyd, Jim Marr and Chris Bach for game controlling. A big shout out to Jim Flanagan and Al Doran for getting all of the results posted virtually as they happened. I heard from several people who couldn’t make it in person that it felt like they were there. Lastly, I want to thank the teams, players and fans for supporting the event, for their patience while we revised the schedule due to the rain and for their exemplary play all weekend. Congratulations to the Cubs, Blue Devils & CPI on earning berths to the 2009 ToC – see you in Quad Cities!

PS – found this link on Al’s Fastball this morning – thank you to MaryAnne Baier for posting some terrific photos! Look for some video clips to be posted this week, too.

Final Standings:
1 KW Cubs 4-0
2 Port Elgin Blue Devils 4-2
3 Dundas CPI Classics 2-2
4 Ohsweken Redmen 2-2
T5 Shakespeare Falcons 2-2
T5 Orangeville Kings 2-2
T7 Kitchener Outlaws 1-2
T7 Wellington Sox 1-2
T9 Glencoe Astros 1-2
T9 Alvinston Indians 1-2
T11 Wyevale Tribe 0-2
T11 Innerkip Eagles 0-2

Game 22 – Championship Game
KW Cubs 1
Port Elgin Blue Devils 0

WP Ryan French
LP Scott Smith
Grant Baechler RBI single scores Adam Hiller for game’s only run in B4.
MVP Ryan French 3-0 1 save
Top Pitcher Scott Smith 3-1

Best of the West Photos

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Click the logo below to view Maddy’s photos from Best of the West, 122 in all.

The team photo of the 2009 Best of the West Champions, Taylor Farms California Athletics is on the last page and includes several members of last year’s ToC champions, California LumberKings.

Included in the photos are the first glimpse of #10 Portland, OR Columbia River Rockers, new members of #8 Sun Valley, CA Rude Pac and #20 Salt Lake City, UT Innovative Communications.

See Maddy’s blog post to go with it, “Sometimes digital photography can break your heart

Snapper Shootout Photos

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Just another detail that makes the Snapper Shootout the best tournament on the ISC II circuit. Click here for dozens of photos from the tournament courtesy of Dan Bernard of the Niagara Snappers. Dan, Jason Paylove, Perry Bartley and the entire Snappers organization, including players, wives, children and parents, put on another first-class show this weekend and are to be commended for their efforts.

2009 ISC Guide cover

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Here’s a sneak preview of the cover of the 2009 ISC Guide that will soon be available. You can order it from the ISC website or ask your regional ISC rep about getting a copy.

The ISC II shot, middle left, is of the California LumberKings’ Jeff Twist taking out Ross Herold of the Bridgeport Braves in their playoff game.

All photos on the cover were taken by the ISC II’s own Maddy Flanagan.