Saturday, May 23, 2009

Seventh Inning Shadows

Well....it was third inning stretch on a hot Saturday morning when I saw these shadows....

Did you know that singing Take Me Out tho the Ball Game wasn't sang until 1971, when baseball announcer Harry Caray first led the crowd in singing the chorus during the seventh inning stretch at a Chicago Cubs game?

Come on everyone.....stand up....let's sing and get ready for more Shadow Shots......


"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowds;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,

I don't care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game. "

After your stretch...head on over to Hey Harriet for some "out of the park" shadow fun!

21 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

What a fun post you crazy gals! Baseball isn't very popular over here. A more common version that we play is called Softball. That makes us sound a bit whimpy doesn't it? ;) Have a super weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Great post! love it! And a great SSS photo! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sit A Spell said...

Baseball, summer time and apple pie! Love it.

bobbie said...

Very nice shadows, and a very interesting post.

whizkid said...

Nice photograph! Don't know the tune of that song to sing along tho' :)

Have a nice week!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Thanks for the note of history. I would have thought the tradition was older than that.

twinklestarart said...

Now my husband is looking at me very strange. Great SSS photo and thanks for letting me join in on your singalong.

Sweet Repose said...

I'm not a sports fan, but this is such an American icon, it's hard to resist...and I LOVE what you did with the wash stand...too clever!!! Who said useless junk!!!?

Have a wonderful, safe weekend!

Katie said...

I hope you could here me singing!
Great shadow shot.
Have a great rest of the holiday weekend.

Catherine said...

what a fune shot this week...

Martha said...

I'm singing! SSS is a blast :-)

The Muse said...

Nicely done!...
A homerun!

Carin said...

LOL don't know the tune! But I sang it in my way. Have never seen them play baseball over here. Those sticks look sturdy and make great shadows.

Elizabeth said...

Watching the Yankee game at the same time I'm playing with the computer.
I always love this song.
Cool shadows.

PJ said...

Maybe I've said this before but I love the colors you use for your blog. Also, do you make up your font as you type (that's a lot of work) or does a program generate all the changes? Baseball fever is upon us, this is a great way to welcome the season.

sunnymama said...

Great shadow shot! Love the shadow of the fence on the ground too.

Chris said...

Great shot of the dug out! Love it.

I had NO IDEA that Take Me Out wasn't a fixture until 1971! I was born before that. Like most baseball traditions, I figured that went back like 30 or 40 years or something.

Oh.....wait. Dang I'm old.

M.Kate said...

What a fun post....hehe!! laughing at Tracy's comment...whimpy?

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

He he.. I second demotion to Tracey! Softball is the famous name in EU too. Your shadows are so awesome. A genuine sporty one!

Have a Happy SS & great week ahead.

Brandi said...

I was singing right along with you! I did not know that that song wasn't sung till 1971. Cool trivia with your fun shadow shot picture!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Great shadows of the great American pastime! How fun:D I didn't know how or when the singing tradition started. Thanks for passing on that bit of knowledge...never know when it will come in handy. I'll be signing that in my head for the rest of the night;)

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