Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekend Favorites

It was my honor to narrate the story of these aviation pioneers - The Tuskegee Airmen - who are honored each year at Yankee Stadium. The Tuskegee Airmen are the nation's first African American pilots, bombardiers, navigators and support personnel. The group - hundreds in numbers - was formed because Blacks weren't allowed to be a part of the mainstream US military during World War II. Every year, because of advancing age, there are fewer and fewer surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Yankees make sure their contributions to America's freedom are not forgotten. Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia (3rd from right) takes part in the pre-game ceremony.

Derek Jeter take flight to avoid a sliding base-runner during the Yankees' win over Oakland. It was a case of self preservation after Jeter realized the throw from catcher Jorge Posada was sailing out of his reach and into center-field. Many fans view Jeter as a kind of Superman. In this shot, he looks like he's ready to leap a tall building in a single bound!

I was about to get off the subway at Yankee Stadium when - after reaching for my backpack which was on the ground - I noticed this guy's kicks matched the floor of the subway. So I took one shot - got what I wanted - and got off the train,

And to cap off my group of recent favorites is the bird sitting on the "U" of the Yankee Stadium sign in left-field. Even from as far away from the sign as I sit, one couldn't help but notice the bright white bird sitting on the letter (well ... actually, many thousands found a way to miss this - but that's their loss.)

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