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Michael Cuddyer
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Baseball is what I do and what I love, but it's not who I am.
Baseball is what I do and what I love, but it's not who I am.

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Minute Maid Park in Houston is one of the nicest ball parks in baseball. Partly because it is played indoors or out. Check out the rest of my Houston photo set on my flickr site. The link is on my profile page.
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Opening day is finally here, and I thought I would show the beginning of my photography journey. Last year on opening day here in Toronto is where I started shooting every stadium that I went to. It was the start of something that I have really enjoyed and will continue to do this season.
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Sometimes when you are in a stadium it is hard to appreciate the simple yet beautiful things. For me, just the simple fact of playing a game underneath a beautiful blue sky, calms me and helps me realize how luck I am to get to do what I love and have always wanted to do.
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As one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Nolan Ryan is without a doubt a Texas icon. I tried to make it appear as if he was thanking the audience in front of him, even though there is no one else in the stadium. This shot was taken at Ballpark In Arlington, in Arlington Texas. Home of the Texas Rangers.
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As with the picture earlier of Tampa, here in this photo of Miller Park in Milwaukee, I was able to get "above the lights". This shot was taken on the tracks of the stadium where the roof slides open and closed.
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With the Bay Bridge in the background, AT&T Park in San Francisco has one of the most picturesque backdrops in all of Major League Baseball.
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As the countdown to opening day continues, this photo was taken at U.S. Cellular Field. Home of the Chicago White Sox. Arguably the best player in franchise history, Frank Thomas, had his number retired by the White Sox and also had this statue made of him and displayed on the left field concourse. I picked a sepia tone to add a little bit of a dramatic effect to the shot. All you White Sox fans out there, I hope you like it.
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With all of the new stadiums that are in Major League Baseball, it is pretty cool when you can step into a batters box and know you are looking at the same background as the great players from prior generations. Every time I would step into this batters box at Fenway Park, I am reminded that Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and many other Legends had the same view that we still have today!
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One of the cooler amenities of some of the newer ballparks are places for kids to play. This photo is taken from a play set at Chase Field in Arizona. Many stadiums have little fields set up for the kids who just can't sit in their seats for an entire 3 hour baseball game. Being a parent I can definitely appreciate these outlets for the kids to have fun!
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Target Field in Minneapolis is by far one of the most beautiful ballparks around. I had the good fortune to play in this park for the first two seasons of existence. I like the haunting clouds in this photo while capturing downtown Minneapolis, as well as the wonderful landscape of the ballpark.
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