After UM Baseball's disaster in Ganesville I thought the summer doldrums would commence with the image of error after error burned in my brain until football season. Fortunately for me the marketing department wanted to do their football shoot this week, and now I'm in full football mode.
So early this morning I made my way to Joe Robbie StadiumPro Player StadiumDolphin StadiumLandshark Stadium Sun Life Stadium to shoot Jacory Harris, Brandon Harris, Allen Bailey, Matt Bosher, Orlando Franklin, Colin McCarthy and Leonard Hankerson for the 2010 Hurricanes poster. We set up in the 'Canes locker room and did the group shot then had fun with some individual set ups.
While I'll wait for the poster release before I show the groups I'll give you a peek at the individuals, like Jacory's shot above, every so often in the coming days on the Caneshooter.com Facebook fan page.
Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson is tagged out at the plate by Texas A&M catcher Kevin Gonzalez during the 5th inning of the Aggies' 11-7 victory over Miami. The Aggies win forces a elimination game tonight at 7pm at Alex Rodriguez Park with the winner advancing to face Florida in a Super-Regional matchup this Friday in Gainesville.
Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson watches one of his three home runs clear the fence as Miami defeated Texas A&M 14-1 Saturday to stay in the winner's bracket of the 2010 Coral Gables Regional. The 'Canes will play the winner of the Texas A&M vs. Dartmouth game Sunday at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.
Freshman righthander Eric Whaley, filling in for the injured Eric Erickson, pitched four shutout innings to lead the 'Canes to a 12-8 victory over the Dartmouth Big Green yesterday in the Coral Gables Regional. Whaley gave up two hits struck out four in his 44 pitch performance.
The 'Canes led 11-0 before a lightning delay of 68 minutes sapped their momentum and fundamentals, with poor relief pitching and fielding miscues allowing the Big Green back into the game.
"We played well the first five or six innings and after the lightning delay, it was another team on the field." UM coach Jim Morris said. "We thought the game was over with, which it obviously wasn't."
Miami takes on Texas A&M today at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.
If you're wondering about the recent lack of posts, well, it seems the dog days of summer are upon us. Our ambition at the start of this blog was to promote our website with a photo each and every day but as we reach the "offseason" (coaches always deny there is an offseason) it becomes harder and harder to keep up with relevant posts and images.
You may have noticed we recently changed the name of the blog from "The Daily Caneshooter" to "Miami Hurricanes Photo Blog." This reflects the change from our original ambition to something more realistic. As always, you can get your 'Canes photo fix by visiting caneshooter.com, where we now have over 32,000 photos uploaded.
So what will we post during the "offseason?" Well, we are in the middle of an ambitious scanning project which should take most of the summer. From JC's start at UM in the early 1990's, progressing from student to Team Photographer, to about 2001, slides and negatives were the method of imagemaking. Re-editing and scanning the thousands of images is a time-consuming task, and as we progress through the archive we'll post some "archive finds" on the blog.
Our first example is a shot of former 'Canes RB Dyral McMillan fighting off the attempted tackle by Arizona State DB Pat Tillman (yes, THAT Pat Tillman) during a game in 1997.