Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball

The Wilmington Blue Rocks are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1993, they have been part of the Kansas City Royals organization as a Class A Advanced minor league team. For those interested, here is the link: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t426

My friend and I went to today’s game. While the Blue Rocks lost 8-7 against the Potomac Nationals, it was a fun event to attend, with excellent baseball weather. Tomorrow I head back home to the normal routine after a wonderful weekend.

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Long Island Baseball

The start of Spring is nearly upon us. That means beautiful weather, being out doors and of course baseball!

The Long Island Ducks opened the ticket booths on Saturday March 18 2017. The tickets are now available to the public.

I purchased my ticket for opening day on April 28, 2017. Game time starts at 6:35 p.m.

The roar of the crowd, the thrill and chills of each player batting or fielding, the smell of the ball park. The sights and sounds are quite an experience. I cannot explain the fascination and love of the game, it just gets in a persons blood, it becomes part of them from a young age. It is something that is better explained by encounter with the game. This is what makes it great and part of The American Dream.

For information about the Long Island Ducks, visit them on the web: http://liducks.com/home/


Ashland Virginia-The Center of The Universe

Another popular area my friend and I visit is Ashland, Virginia. Their town motto is “The Center of The Universe”. A train literally runs through the center of town. It was pretty incredible to watch the train roll through.


The first image was taken prior to the fog rolling out.





The Coffee House where we stopped for refreshments.



Urbanna, Virginia

Urbanna is a town in Middlesex County, Virginia, United States. Urbanna means “City of Anne” and was named in honor of England’s Queen Anne.


My friend and I visited it last year and had a wonderful time. We ate lunch at that drug store (third image down from the top). LOL!! It was like walking into history! It was like an old “Mom and Pop Shop” from the 1950’s.





Gone Fishing


“A moment in time, engraved into one chapter during the summer of 2016. A father and son enjoying life one frame at a time. A beautiful, peaceful point in time, disengaging from life’s rush hour.” 

My friend and I visited a very beautiful site in Richmond Virginia, during the summer of 2016. While there were many images taken, I chose this one as a reminder of family life and moments with a good friend. We were talking the night before I posted this image and we reminisced about all the many adventures we had taken from Pittsburgh, PA to Richmond VA. We know each other for ten years. We are grateful for the friendship we have.

For information about that area, feel free to visit the links below.

Belle Island, Richmond Virginia



©2016 LA Photography/Graphic Design-Louis Abbatepaolo -Photographer

Long Island Ducks Job Fair

The cold weather reared its ugly head, as people filed into Bethpage Ball Park for the Long Island Ducks Annual Job Fair. A friendly staff greeted potential candidates with a warm smile and cheerful greeting.

This candidate was the second to be interviewed of the possible 50 folks that had shown up early and present their best for the many positions available. It looked very hopeful at the interview. The person I spoke with remembered me from attending many games during the last few years. He mentioned there is a very good chance I was going to be hired and he would put my application at the top of the pile to the person he was passing the information to.

Getting this position would be wonderful for two reasons. The first being I could always use the extra money and second job. The second is that I would really like to work for this baseball club. Baseball for me is part of the American Dream, as sweet as apple pie and working for an organization with a winning attitude and 3 championship titles and eleven division berths.

The warmth felt this morning took the bitter chill out of my bones.