2500 hits!

September 3, 2013

Congratulations to Colorado Rockies First Baseman Todd Helton for getting his 2500th career hit.

All photos: Jamie Schwaberow/Rich Clarkson and Associates, LLC.

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Clarkson Creative Intern Photo of the Day

August 30, 2013

Dexter Fowler photoshoot for Sharp Magazine at The Four Seasons

Dexter Fowler photoshoot for Sharp Magazine at The Four Seasons

Photo: Evert Nelson/Rich Clarkson and Associates, LLC.

Clarkson Creative Intern Photo of the Day

August 27, 2013

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A Saint Bernard, named Zeus, working as a service dog waits patiently on Coor Field as his owner participates in a Client Batting Practice.

Photo: Evert Nelson/Rich Clarkson and Associates, LLC

When I met Stan Musial

January 21, 2013

When Stan Musial began his final tour of the league, writer Ted O’Leary and myself accompanied him for a Sports Illustrated story. And that was when I began to understand the great respect and affection he held throughout major league baseball.

For in every city before his final game there, there were recognitions, gifts and celebrations. Many of them were giving him rocking chairs. Stan graciously accepted the accolades as his career in baseball wound down. But I think he missed as much as anything, having dinner at his favorite restaurant in each league city — for Stan savored good food almost before anything else. We accompanied him to several of his favorite haunts, but they should probably not be called haunts — for at each, the maitre’d greeted him with great aplomb as they were all five-star restaurants. He was greeted as a patron, not a baseball superstar. Stan could have written restaurant reviews for Gourmet magazine, but preferred to just eat.

Shortly after his retirement from baseball, Lyndon Johnson appointed him Director of the President’s Council on physical fitness and sport succeeding Bud Wilkinson. Stan was more of a figure head, but the job entailed traveling to various cities for public appearances, which meant dinners. Stan probably enjoyed finding new restaurants at cities not on the National League circuit as much as any part of the job, and it was during this time, V. L. Nishonlson working for the Council, commisioned me to make photographs at an event at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. When we all got to the hotel, the reservations were confused and everyone was doubling up. Thus, my roommate was Stan Musial. We checked in, sat down on the beds, each trying to think of something to begin a conversation. I didn’t know that much about baseball and he didn’t know that much about anything else. Until I suggested it was time to think about dinner.

After retirement from baseball, Stan and his friend Biggie started a restaurant in his beloved St. Louis which was always the place to go. And for many years, Stan was there to visit with patrons and have dinner.

That time at Colorado Springs, talk of dinner triggered the converstion and a long evening in which we were joined by others in the Council group. (The restaurant didn’t make Stan’s A-list but it was a great time.) In the course of those years photographing him, one of my pictures — an informal portrait sitting on the bench during batting practIce — became perhaps Stan’s favorite picture of himself (so he said) and I reprinted it many times for him to sign for others. When he would ask me for a print, he was always apologetic for causing me the trouble.

He was the most gracious and beloved athlete that I have ever encountered in my 60 or so years photographing sports notables and events.

And his picture, signed to me, hangs in the favorite place in my home today…

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Rockies

August 26, 2011

It has been awhile since we’ve posted images from Coors Field. Often our images can be seen all over town in street banners,billboards,bus signs and newspapers. Some of them large and some small. Some cropped and some not. This blog provides the opportunity to show work that may not have made it into the mainstream. As always, thanks for looking. In the coming weeks I plan on taking the opportunity to post a more rounded out presentation of the entire season in a more creative fashion. Stay tuned.

-JD

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Mountain West Conference Baseball

June 2, 2011

Seven baseball games over three days. Two slices of pizza. Three In-N-Out burgers with fries. Several rumors of a rattlesnake on the field. Four to five San Diego State University student fans heckling non-stop for two games. Two consecutive nights chasing moments in fading evening sunlight. One surprise champion, the University of New Mexico.

-Josh

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Salt River Field at Talking Stick

March 14, 2011

They say hope springs eternal, especially during spring training. Never has that been more true than this year with the dawning of a brand spanking new facility down in Scottsdale, Arizona. As team photographers, we had an opportunity to spend some time at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick last week. Below is a small sampling of images from my edit.

-Jamie

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Shifting Light

September 21, 2010

Seasons change. Along with the change the light moves toward different places within Coors Field creating unique backlighting and pockets of light worthy of exploring.

-JD

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High School Baseball

July 15, 2010

Gorgeous light, sunflower seeds, cheers from behind home plate, and to top it all off used peanut shells as a scoreboard. All this packaged with photographer access that would rival the most trusting of subjects describes the Colorado Rockies sponsored Reviving Baseball in Inner City leagues or better know as RBI. There are over 200 of these Major League Baseball funded teams throughout the nation and roughly 525 kids ages 13-18 in Denver alone. This summer league comes at no cost and carries the goal of getting kids out to combat the affects of gangs and drugs within larger cities.

-Josh

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Seasonal Light

July 9, 2010

As the Colorado Rockies season meets its halfway point the light starts to bend and shape just about everything within the gates. Below is a sampling of the light from photographer Jamie Schwaberow during his coverage of the Rockies vs. Red Sox series a couple of weeks ago. Stay tuned because the light is always changing.

-Jamie

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