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調べたら彼の公式サイト"Randy Johnson Photography"に、その想いが綴られていました。

While attending USC in Los Angeles for three years ’83-’85 on a baseball scholarship,I majored in photojournalism.At that time,I got hands-on experience in the art and craft of photography,shooting for the “Daily Trojan”,our college newspaper,and a small rock n’ roll magazine in Los Angeles. While baseball became my occupation for over two decades, photography remained my great passion.

Beginning with my first summer vacation in 26 years in 2010,I shot motorsports,concerts,people & places. I’ve been privileged to take seven USO tours to visit our men and women who serve our Country. Iraq, Kuwait, Okinawa, Cuba, South Korea, Italy, Afghanistan, Africa and Germany (God Bless Our Troops!). I’ve also been a contributing photographer for major media outlets with many photos featured in Stars And Strips Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, Metal Hammer Magazine, Score Baseball Card Company, AOL Online. Also have been on the road with several friends working to capture moments on stage to have them used in Tour Programs, Posters, T-shirts, Books, CD booklets and band Web-Sites.

As much as I enjoyed the thrill of pitching a perfect game and winning a World Series, I get similar satisfaction from using my photography skills to try and capture that defining moment in time.

The ride has been great,but is far from done. I look forward to seeing places I’ve never visited and shooting things I’ve never seen. Always shooting with my Good-Eye closed.

26年間で初めてのサマーバケーションを取った2010年、私はモータースポーツやコンサート、人々や場所の写真を撮った。私はUSO(United Service Organizations=米国慰問協会)の旅に3度付き添う機会に恵まれ、ひとつはイラクとクウェートへ、もうひとつは沖縄へ、そして一番最近はイタリアとアフガニスタン、ドイツへ足を運んだ。また、スピン・マガジン(米大手音楽雑誌)やメタル・ハマー・マガジン(世界最大のヘヴィ・メタル専門誌)、スコア・ベースボールカード・カンパニー、ししてAOLオンラインなどに写真を提供している。

Randy Johnson Photography  (Click!) 


ワールドシリーズは、レッドソックスの日本人投手コンビの上原・タズの大活躍でワールドチャンピオンになりましたが、片やトロントでは こんな心温まるエピソードがありました。


Dear Munenori Kawasaki, please stay with Toronto Blue Jays: A fan’s open letter

Dear Munenori,
When I was younger, I watched every Blue Jays game.
Not knowing much about the sport, I always picked my favourite players based on who seemed the nicest, the most interesting — who I would hang out with if I ever got the chance.
You, Mune, fit that category. And now I hear you might leave us.
We’ve only had one season, and although it’s been more than enough for us to love you, we are nowhere near ready to say goodbye.
You arrived amidst a slew of former all-stars, a light-hitting minor league free agent not expected to do much for the team, let alone the fans.
But it is because you were an underdog that you captured Toronto’s attention and, ultimately, heart.
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It was that heart, dear Munenori, that almost broke Friday. The Jays didn’t pick up the $1 million option on your contract making you a free agent. Does that mean you’ll come back on a cheaper deal, go to another MLB team or head to Japan for a more lucrative contract?
So I write this letter not as a goodbye, but as a plea: stay Mune!
Obviously not for the money, but for us — don’t they always say you can’t buy happiness?
You were just a 32-year-old shortstop signed at the start of spring training as insurance. No big deal amongst the big names who were supposed to deliver for the Jays.
And yet you became a light in an otherwise dreary season. No one could deny your energy, quirkiness and infectious love for the game.
You carried around a Japanese-to-English translation book, starred in videos that went viral and were the Jays’ biggest cheerleader from the dugout. You gave us someone to cheer for, when all else failed.
We despaired when you got sent to the minors when Jose Reyes returned from injury. We did not have to mourn for long, however, as you rejoined the team two days later.
How long will we mourn this time, Mune?
When you struggled at the plate, we all struggled. Your mediocre numbers — 24 RBIs and a .229 batting average — gave us all the more reason to celebrate when you did connect. Remember when you hit that homer against Baltimore and we chanted your name?
Twitter cried for you on Friday.
“You need team players to win anything, and he’s the best example in years,” said SoylentEH.
One of us, William Dyer, went through multiple stages of grief in one tweet.
From despair and anger: “KAWASAKI! NO! DON'T GO!” To acceptance: “Ok, fine. Good luck, buddy.”
But it’s not fine, buddy, and the only luck I wish you is for next season . . . when you return to the Jays.
So what do you say, Mune? Will you stay for the fans?
Kim Nursall  (Click!)