DSC_4026.jpg, originally uploaded by jwhairybob.

I was sitting against the fence along the first base line when this ball came straight at me. I clicked the shutter, looked up, and dodged. Just barely missed me, and I was sure to pay closer attention the rest of the game.

If you haven't heard the tragic news yet; Minor League coach Mike Coolbaugh (previous Major League player for the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers over two seasons) died Sunday after being struck in the head by a line drive as he stood in the first base coach's box during a game in Arkansas. View Story Here.

Very sad news, and really makes you pay more attention out on the field when shooting pictures.