Sunday, May 15, 2011

The pitch

Kid's Day radar gun

This radar gun, ordinarily a sight that causes an involuntary jerk of the foot off the gas pedal,  was used for good at yesterday's Kid's Day event. This young Police Explorer was measuring the speed of the softball pitch—which varied greatly depending on the age of the pitcher. This pitcher (below, left, and caught in yesterday's post as well) was doing his best to throw the ball about 20 feet.

Further along, other young kids were lined up to pay 25 cents for three chances (below, right) to dump a girl into the dunk tank. She was pretty safe from dunking while I watched—but there was a high school-aged boy at the end of the line. By the time I reached the other side of the park, I heard a loud splash and even louder cheering that let me know she'd been dunked.

Kid's Day dunk tankKid's Day pitching speed

1 comment:

  1. These are great--you did a wonderful job capturing the various views of this carnival classic.


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