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WEST END PHOENIX AT THE BALLPARK, PART 2

A PHOTO ESSAY BY Jalani Morgan
STORY BY Dave Bidini

Unless you’re the Baltimore Orioles, who, at press time were 55 games under .500 and may well set an AL futility record before the campaign is over, lost seasons have their charm: regulars giving way to prospects, survival-mode veterans catching lightning-in-a-bottle and trade throw-ins proving to be beyond the stats on the back of their baseball card. For the 2018 Blue Jays, August was a splash of paint on an otherwise grey journey, bad giving way to good, regret giving way to promise, and losses giving way to something that looked like hope if you stared long enough.

 

WEST END PHOENIX AT THE BALLPARK

A PHOTO ESSAY BY Jalani Morgan
STORY BY Dave Bidini

Jalani Morgan obtained his credentials with the promise of showing the game with a new view-- a view, I believe, that only a great shooter and avowed fan like Jalani could get-- and here is the result. The photos may pop with an alacrity that belies the Augustness of the affair, but I like to think that it's the softness of summer that allowed him inside: the game relaxing to let itself be seen. These photos are the first in a series that will continue the rest of the major league season. Enjoy.