merging my pictures and cards

2011 csd Preview – Joakim Soria

Joakim became one of my favorites last July during batting practice before a game against the White Sox. I found him on the field to get a couple of pictures for my 2010 custom set. I ended up taking quite a few because of the way he was having fun with his teammates. That is what the game is about, and to see a superstar doing that is refreshing. He was also shagging fly balls which a lot of closers will not do. They just stand like statues near one of the foul lines. Soria was having a blast, and became a player that I look forward to coming to town. Until the ninth inning of course!

This picture was taken as Joakim was joking around with Bruce Chen during that batting practice session. I like the pictures because of the fun he is having. The background for the back of the card was part of a picture taken in 2009 when I saw the Royals play the Sox in Kansas City. I would love to go back to the stadium with my better camera to get some pictures of it. That will have to be a road trip in the near future.

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