For decades, the Cape Cod baseball league has brought star college players from all around the country to compete against the other best amateur baseball players in the summer.
Before the games, some players relax and loosen up (like Arizona's Bobby Dalbec,
who led the Cape league in home runs this summer).
Others practice their pitcher-scaring expressions (like Mercer's Kyle Lewis, who led the Southern conference in batting average and home runs this past school year).
The sidelines are packed. Fortunately, friends arrived early and saved a good spot.
On a perfect summer night, there are few things better than a well-played baseball game.
Orleans had the best record during the regular season. They beat Chatham in the first game of the playoffs the night I was there, but a week later they were out of the playoffs. Next year!