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Las Vegas 51s starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (50) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Fresno. (Gordon Donovan) Binghamton Mets Kevin Plawecki (32) bats in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Akron Rubberducks at NYSEG Stadium, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Binghamton. (Gordon Donovan) Binghamton Mets Brandon Nimmo (25) bats in the second inning of a baseball game against the Portland Sea Dogs at NYSEG Stadium, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Binghamton. (Gordon Donovan)

Top Prospects of New York Mets in 2014

The top prospects of the New York Mets for 2014 according to MLB and photographed by Gordon Donovan.

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle (62) comes off field after batting practice before the baseball game against the New York Mets in New York, Tuesday, June 25, 2014. (Gordon Donovan) New York Yankees Derek Jeter (2) watches batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Gordon Donovan) Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (11) enjoys some sunflower seeds in the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Saturday, July 5, 2014 in New York. (Gordon Donovan)

Faces in the game

Collection of MLB and MiLB players enjoying what they are doing for a living, playing baseball. 

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The Bayou Plaquemine was built in 1921 for the U.S. Army and commissioned as the steel-hulled Junior Mine Planter (JMP) Major Albert G. Jenkins. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) Several retired vessels await to be scrapped in a junk yard in the Rossville section of State Island. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The crumbling deck of a rusting barge is covered in rising waters as high tide flows in the Rossville ship graveyard. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The location of the resting place for these ships was the location of a ferry slip that transported passengers and cargo across the Arthur Kill. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) Making your way out to photograph these old two old wooden tug boats is very dangerous. The wooden piers are been the victim of fire and age. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The cleat on the deck of a barge laid to rest in a ship graveyard.(Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The silhouette of retired ships as the sun sets in the Rossville section of Staten Island. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan)

Staten Island ship graveyard

Once of the largest marine scrap yards on the East Coast, the Witte Marine Scrap yard is located on Arthur Kill Road in Rossville. Now officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, the scrap yard was opened in 1964 by J. Arnold Witte, Sr.

The scrap yard is known for its large assortment of obsolete steam tugs, ferries, car floats, and other craft. Witte acquired them faster than he could break them up; the end result is dozens of vessels slowly rotting in the muck of the Arthur Kill.

A number of noteworthy vessels, including the New York City Fire Department fireboat Abram S. Hewitt, which was involved in the rescue of survivors of the 1904 General Slocum tragedy and was the last coal-burning fireboat in operation in the FDNY’s fleet, can be found here. (Wikipedia/Yahoo News)

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Remembering loved ones at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. 

People decorate the bronze panels with flowers and flags with the names who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks edging the Memorial pools at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 

Photography by Gordon Donovan

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The Bayou Plaquemine was built in 1921 for the U.S. Army and commissioned as the steel-hulled Junior Mine Planter (JMP) Major Albert G. Jenkins. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) Several retired vessels await to be scrapped in a junk yard in the Rossville section of State Island. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The crumbling deck of a rusting barge is covered in rising waters as high tide flows in the Rossville ship graveyard. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The location of the resting place for these ships was the location of a ferry slip that transported passengers and cargo across the Arthur Kill. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) Making your way out to photograph these old two old wooden tug boats is very dangerous. The wooden piers are been the victim of fire and age. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The cleat on the deck of a barge laid to rest in a ship graveyard.(Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan) The silhouette of retired ships as the sun sets in the Rossville section of Staten Island. (Yahoo News/Gordon Donovan)

Staten Island ship graveyard

Once of the largest marine scrap yards on the East Coast, the Witte Marine Scrap yard is located on Arthur Kill Road in Rossville. Now officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, the scrap yard was opened in 1964 by J. Arnold Witte, Sr.

The scrap yard is known for its large assortment of obsolete steam tugs, ferries, car floats, and other craft. Witte acquired them faster than he could break them up; the end result is dozens of vessels slowly rotting in the muck of the Arthur Kill.

A number of noteworthy vessels, including the New York City Fire Department fireboat Abram S. Hewitt, which was involved in the rescue of survivors of the 1904 General Slocum tragedy and was the last coal-burning fireboat in operation in the FDNY’s fleet, can be found here. (Wikipedia/Yahoo News)

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Injured miners leave the Raspotocje coal mine, which collapsed due to an earthquake, in Zenica, September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) A miner rescued from the Raspotocje coal mine in Zenica, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, is greeted as he walks away from the mine.  (AP Photo/Amel Emric) Coal miner cries in front of the Raspotocje coal mine in Zenica, September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Trapped coal miners leave after they were rescued at the Raspotocje coal mine in Zenica September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

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Bosnian mining accident

Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.

Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.

Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)

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Dinner and the newspaper for this cat. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya) A cat taking a nap? That's different but with a magazine. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya) A cat looks like he bit off more than he can chew with this turkey leg. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya)

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Animals have the purr-fect life

These animals seem to have the PURR-fect life living just like their human owners. The cute critters - dogs, cats and even hamsters - have seemingly decided to try out things usually only reserved for humans.

Using her adorable style of photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in everyday situations - from a hamster going to the gym to a cat ordering a meal. Her well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for past six years in her native Russia.

In her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer Svetlana loves nothing more than creating these hilarious environments. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographers work has become a sensation in her native Russia. (Caters News)

Photography by Svetlana Valyiskaya.

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A view of US actor-director James Franco's shaved head with a tattoo of actors Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in Venice, Italy, September 5, 2014. (EPA/CLAUDIO ONORATI) Akira Yaegashi (R) of Japan is punched by Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua during their WBC flyweight boxing title bout in Tokyo September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai) Onlookers stand on the debris of a house that was damaged by floodwaters on the banks of the river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta) Members of Vila Franca Xira forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon early September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante) A visitor tries the new Samsung Gear VR device at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin, September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem, September 5, 2014. (REUTERS) A Chinese woman and her baby look at terracotta warrior lanterns on display outside the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China, September 5, 2014. (EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG) Vaulters Jasmin Lindner and Lukas Wacha of Austria perform during the Pas de 2 Free final vaulting competition at the World Equestrian Games at the Zenith in Caen, September 5, 2014. (REUTERS) Barack Obama, center, David Cameron, right, and Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Photos of the day - September 5, 2014

Akira Yaegashi of Japan, right is punched by Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua during their WBC flyweight boxing title bout in Tokyo, a view of US actor-director James Franco’s shaved head with a tattoo of actors Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as he arrives for the premiere of ‘The Sound and the Fury’ during the 71st annual Venice International Film Festival and a Chinese woman and her baby look at terracotta warrior lanterns on display outside the Today Art Museum in Beijing are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Brooklyn Cyclones Adrian Abreu (2) signals this is cut in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

Brooklyn Cyclones Adrian Abreu (2) signals this is cut in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

Lighting strikes over Saint Joseph cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, September 2, 2014. (REUTERS) Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, Kirishima city January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Minami-Nippon Shimbun)

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When lightning strikes

In an electrical storm, the storm clouds are charged like giant capacitors in the sky. The upper portion of the cloud is positive and the lower portion is negative. How the cloud acquires this charge is still not agreed upon within the scientific community, but the following description provides one plausible explanation.

See some dramatic images of these
occurrences. (Reuters)

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A wooden structure in the shape of a giant hippopotamus floats past Battersea Power Station on the River Thames in London, Britain, September 4, 2014. (EPA/WILL OLIVER) Unmarked military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Bali Zoo's Orangutan, Jacky celebrates his 37th birthday eating fruit in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, September 4, 2014. Jacky has lived at the Bali Zoo for the past 11 years. (EPA/MADE NAGI) Kurdish peshmerga fighters arrive at the front line during clashes with Islamic State (IS) at Buyuk Yeniga village September 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) A Chinese honor guard holds a red flag during an official welcoming ceremony for Malaysia's King Abdul Halim at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) A woman rides a rickshaw with a child in a crowded street in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after defeating Andy Murray during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) A ship propeller which weighs 82 tons is installed in front of a fair hall in Hamburg, Germany, September 4, 2014. (EPA/ULRICH PERREY) A Chinese man checking on his smartphone walks past an

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Photos of the day - September 4, 2014

A wooden structure in the shape of a giant hippopotamus floats past Battersea Power Station on the River Thames in London, Bali Zoo’s Orangutan, Jacky celebrates his 37th birthday eating fruit in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia and a military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Brooklyn Cyclones final home game

The Brooklyn Cyclones John Mora, Pedro Perez and Jhoan Urena return to the dugout as storm clouds roll in to interrupt the start of the baseball game against the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Brooklyn, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

Binghamton Mets very intense and action driven Sports Turf Manager E.J. Folli watches B-Mets rally. 

Binghamton Mets very intense and action driven Sports Turf Manager E.J. Folli watches B-Mets rally. 

Binghamton Mets Manager Pedro Lopez rallies team and pumps the crowd at NYSEG Stadium vs. the Rock Cats. 

Binghamton Mets Manager Pedro Lopez rallies team and pumps the crowd at NYSEG Stadium vs. the Rock Cats. 

All-Star Game Apples on Parade →

Another hunt for the MLB All-Star Game Apple statues around New York City.

See how I have fared so far on the hottest week of the year so far. Hopefully I will win tickets to 2013 World Series. But I did not.