Last Saturday the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team honored some hometown boys and their band. It was a night of celebration for 50 years of The Grateful Dead. A local construction company gave away tie-dye T-shirts to the first 200 fans and band-member Phil Lesh sang the national anthem before the start of the game.
Phil was joined by two other singers for the anthem and they knocked it out of the park. He looked like a school boy who got his first gold star for an assignment. The joy and happiness that emanated from him could not be bought, sold or rented for even a minute.
The ball club also had a good night in their game against The Sonoma Stompers team. Trailing 1—0 at the start of the bottom of the ninth inning, Jake Taylor tied the game with a homer to left field. The next two batters both got on base with singles and the fourth batter was intentionally walked to load the bases with no outs.
And then it got weird. A wild pitch got away from the catcher and Jeremy Williams scored the winning run from third base, clinching the home field advantage for the Pacifics in the Pacific Association Championship game tonight.
To capture the moment of victory, I used the Hipstamatic app and the combination of the Jane lens and Robusta film. I touched up some contrast and brightness in Snapseed to finish editing the image.