Monthly Archives: September 2011

The lunchtime crew that plays soccer on Wednesdays and Fridays at Pinckneyville Park is a dedicated bunch. Scorching heat, stifling humidity and intense sun rays have yet to deter these weekday warriors. They play for fun, but the competition is still very serious. I decided to return to Pinckneyville  this past Wednesday, to make use […]

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After 6 months of shooting at DeShong Park, the guys seem more like family than players.  Sure, they fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but that’s just what families do. Today, however, the action on the court seemed secondary to the atmosphere on the sidelines. Instead of obsessing over playing time, the fellas were content […]

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Things got off to a slow start this morning. When I arrived at DeShong Park, the courts were auspiciously empty. I wondered if it was indeed Saturday? It was a little chilly and overcast, but still good weather for playing. I found the guys  huddled in the parking lot, awaiting the arrival of more players. […]

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Cool mornings, a preview of the fall, are perfect for outdoor sports. You don’t heat up as fast, and you generally don’t run the risk of overheating. Thus, the fellas showed up today with heavier layers or light jackets. It wasn’t until the sun was high overhead did they start to shed their shirts. As […]

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Too many superstars showed up at DeShong Park this morning. Guys looking for their moment of fame on the website, hoping I’ll get nice shots of them to post. Not that I mind, I try to accommodate guys whenever possible.  I understand these are slices in time that you can’t get back. However, there was […]

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