According to my father, the number one rule of photography is to always have a camera with you- “because you simply never know when a photo opportunity is going to present itself.”
Thus, I was able to snap this shot of Jumpin’ Jon Weiss during the Isotopes/Nashville Sounds baseball game Tuesday night as he was showing off for a captive audience in the press box. Certainly this photo could have been better technically, but when you are dealing with impulsive clowns you find that they rarely give you time to adjust the settings on your camera to deal with artificial light sources.
Jumpin’ Jon, the human cannonball with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was on hand to toss out the ceremonial first pitch before the ballgame. He also balanced a ladder on his chin in front of the pitcher’s mound.
Not to be outdone, the Isotopes won their sixth straight game by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers Triple A club by a score of 6-3 powered by Jason Wood’s magic bat. The Isotopes current home stand ends this Friday night.
The circus is in town thru Sunday, June 5th. Tell them that Orbit and the Isotopes “sent you” and they’ll knock five bucks off your admission. (Seriously!)