Photography Technique / Re: Professional (semi-professional) sporting events and the use of flash...« on: August 21, 2014, 09:04:23 AM »
and if one at bat leads to 5 runs
The most runs that can result from one at-bat is 4... just saying
If it were me in that situation, I probably would have brought a camera, taken the pictures I could while there was enough light, and once the sun was down, put the camera down, grabbed a grilled sausage (it looks like the Seadogs were the visiting team, but at their home field, there is an amazing brew pavilion. Great beer, great food), and enjoyed the game.
I think if you really want better pictures from the stands, you have a few options: slow your shutter a bit, get some motion blur in the pitcher's arm, but mostly have a sharp shot that captures the speed and motion of the pitching; ditch the 1.4x, open up to 2.8, and crop later; bump your ISO and accept some grain, but have a nice sharp image; accept that you're going to have to get a divorce, and go with the 200/2 (or better, 200 1. on a 1dx.