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Out At Home

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a 7-foot penis steps up to the plate.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, do I really need to say anything more?

One of the things I miss about covering a community for a newspaper is simply being more dialed in with fun photo ops off the mainstream grid. There’s only so much research I can do online or so many tips I can get from my fabulous, photo friends.

Ironically – and thankfully – my freelance career has involved a great deal of documenting neighborhoods for corporate clients. I’m on familiar ground there, always keeping an eye out for weird sports to cover.

Recently, while shooting features in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, I stumbled upon a flyer for Bat-N-Rouge, an annual softball game between The Drag Queens and The Dykes.

Worthy of a return trip? SlamFuckingDunk™!

The softball game is a fundraiser for The Capitol Hill Alano Club, a non-profit organization helping the Seattle LGBT community. A healthy group of fans scattered all along the softball diamond, laughing with every silly stunt and groaning with every foul double entendre uttered by the game’s MC.

Ok, perhaps I shouldn’t be writing a post on an empty stomach. Because the one-liners and zingers aren’t coming to me. All I can think about is my next meal. So for those expecting endless wit in this entry, I have failed you. My apologies.

Once again, I fell in love with sports, for its amazing ability to unite people while also celebrating one’s uniqueness.

Despite playing in skirts and trying to run the bases with fake breasts (it’s harder than it looks), the Drag Queens soundly defeated The Dykes. Not that anyone was keeping score. For it’s not about who wins the game that matters. It’s about how you cop a feel.

You go girl!

  • Chris Detrick - June 22, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    awesome. Hope the first pic goes as a double truck.


  • Chip Litherland - June 22, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    Wow. Only you.


  • Sol - June 22, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    One reply:
    “Well, that’s different…don’t think we can run the penis at bat….but I’ll show these for a chuckle.”

    Second reply: “Wow. Wow.”


  • Sol - June 22, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    Thanks, buddy. If you were there, you’d have hit it out of the park.


  • Daniel Root - June 22, 2010 - 8:47 pm

    Only you could do this so well. So Sol! Nice work as usual. The first picture should be on your “Toss Sol a Bone” page. Never seen such a giant man sack before, until today.


  • Chris Pietsch - June 23, 2010 - 11:40 am

    So did the penis get past 1st base or just peter out?


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