“Time doesn’t seem to pass here: it just is.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Some things don’t change much over time.
Trees. Mountains. Crossword Puzzles. Whether 2013 or 1913. You can count on them to not change a whole lot.
(Happy 100th birthday crossword puzzles!)
Right fielders, as you can see, don’t change a whole lot either.
And, that’s just one reason why baseball can resonate so richly and deeply. It’s the same game you remember as a child. It’s pretty much the same game your father remembers. And, your great-grandfather. (And, great-grandmother, thank you very much.)
This photograph would have been a throwaway. Except I took it in black and white, because, I don’t know, I was just messing around.
And, Tony Butler, a University of Virginia freshman, became timeless.
Sunday, October 6, 2013. Davenport Field, University of Virginia. Intrasquad game.