When my "mommy's helper", Angelica, informed me that she was going to play softball, I was ecstatic (maybe even more so than her Giants' fan Dad)!!! Bringing back memories of being a pitcher for most of my life (then the adventures of motherhood prevailed), and the potential to become involved in the excitement of the game. I asked Angelica if I could get her game schedule and informed her that I would try to photograph as many games as I could. So on March 29th, I showed up to one of her pre-season games. Wearing red, white, and blue, I could tell that the Lady Firecrackers were going to be a giddy group of gals; yet, ladies as they are off the field (Moms, Dads, is this true??), they displayed the desire to play hard on the field. The preseason game provided the girls with the opportunity to try different positions; what they liked, didn't like. And to "taste the dirt". Oh yeah, these girls did not mind getting dirty. Enjoy the first gallery of the season of these fine ladies in play.... more to come during the season!!!