play ball.

About 8 years ago I happened upon a baseball game in Williamsburg of young Hasidic men. It was a first for me and if you saw them play, a first for most of them. But it was amazing. The Hasidic community is seldom seen in the hipster side of Willyb and as an outsider, the Hasidic world seems very formal with no time for such things as baseball. So when I spotted them on the ball fields last night I had to stop. It was a friendly game between Williamsburg and Borough Park and other then the white shirts, hard to tell who was on what team. Their skills have certainly improved. As crazy as they thought I was photographing them, I think they liked it... well, some of them. -A slide show of more images here-

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