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For #1, this is the life of shooting in harsh overhead daylight sun, and baseball. I could have burned in his face but that would have looked uneven for the overall exposure. Not much of a good way to get his face and have any exposure at all on the uni, which the University wants to see, of course. I'm sure you've shot games like this too.
#3, just telling the story with a shot of the players, sometimes these are boring, but the client loves them.
#5, keeping the original shot size, they use this on the web site even though a vertical crop is what looks best for pitchers. I've had multiple uses of pitcher shots like this by the client, and in MLB by SI.com, etc. The width gives some feeling of space that fits with the arms spread out like that.
#7, leaving room to the right shows where the action is leading, plus I hardly ever crop anything if it's not 4x6 for the client, since that's what they want.
#11, the horizon is right on with the level of the scoreboard near the top, so I left it that way even though it's about 10deg off the players, going the other way makes it look off due to the scoreboard being not level, also if I go tighter you lose the nice blue skies that we don't get that often at this time of the year, which adds to the feel too. It's Spring!!