Friday, June 15, 2012
A Wow Camera Finish
The Kansas City Royals beat the Cardinals tonght by the score of 3 - 2. The 2:39 game ended in extremely exciting fashion. With a runner on first and two outs in the bottom of the ninth the Cardinals attempted to steal second base. I stayed on camera 4 (CF) with the throw from the catcher. The ball got away from the shortstop who was covering and rolled towards the shortstop position as the runner broke for third base. I cut to camera 2 (high home) as the second baseman ran to the ball and the runner ran towards third. The second baseman threw wildly to third and the ball went up against the stands down the third base line. Our high home camera operator, Dawn, pulled out and kept the runner and the third baseman each in the shot and tightened in as the throw and the runner each came to home plate at the same time. The game ended as the runner was called out. This was just a brilliant shot by Dawn as she showed great perspective in her framing. This was a wow ending to a baseball game because of the great, great throw from the third baseman and a wow ending to a telecast with a great, great shot from the high home camera operator. Nicely done Dawn!!