Photos and Video: Boston Red Sox Honor 2004 Championship Team.

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"Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings during the 2004 team reunion at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings during the 2004 team reunion at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"A banner is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“A banner is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and son Gehrig are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and son Gehrig are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitchers Derek Lowe and Pedro Martinez are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitchers Derek Lowe and Pedro Martinez are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox players walk off the field after being introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox players walk off the field after being introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

It’s been ten years since the Boston Red Sox ended the 86-year “Curse of the Bambino” and won their first World Series title since 1918. That legendary 2004 team is back in Boston this week, and last night, they took part in a ceremony before a game against the Atlanta Braves.

It’s always neat to see all these guys come back to Fenway Park. Here’s a quick multimedia piece we produced for the Red Sox Instagram account, as well as some stills from the ceremony.

Photos: Pedro Martinez Visits Furnace Brook Middle.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez speaks to students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez speaks to students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez hugs a student during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez hugs a student during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez poses for a selfie with students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez poses for a selfie with students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez high fives students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez high fives students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez throws pitches with Marshfield Police Officers during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez throws pitches with Marshfield Police Officers during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez wears sunglasses as he dances during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez wears sunglasses as he dances during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

I had the opportunity to ride along with three-time Cy Young award winner and Boston Red Sox all-time great, Pedro Martinez, yesterday as he visited Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts. 

Unlike last year’s visit to Furnace Brook when we blew a tire on the side of the highway with then Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on board, this year’s ride was smooth. The event itself was just as fun as it was last year. 

Pedro is a great subject for photos, but also a very genuine person. He was totally willing with his time and insistent on meeting as many of the students as he possibly could. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, May 22, 2014 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

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"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista celebrates after scoring a run during the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista celebrates after scoring a run during the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes tosses his helmet during the third inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes tosses his helmet during the third inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski reacts during the sixth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski reacts during the sixth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles after lining out during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles after lining out during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. reveals the ball after making a diving catch during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. reveals the ball after making a diving catch during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Toronto Blue Jays outfielders Jose Bautista, Anthony Gose, and Melky Cabrera celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Toronto Blue Jays outfielders Jose Bautista, Anthony Gose, and Melky Cabrera celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Well, this was a homestand to forget for the Red Sox. A seven game losing streak has not translated well for photos, but it’s a marathon season and there’s still a long way to go. 

In the meantime, here are a few from yesterday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Catcher David Ross Visits The Jimmy Fund.

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross shares a laugh with Jimmy Fund patient Eliana Montas, 3, of Clinton, Massachusetts during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross shares a laugh with Jimmy Fund patient Eliana Montas, 3, of Clinton, Massachusetts during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

I got to follow Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross as he visited young patients at the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston yesterday. 

David was absolutely great with the kids, and it’s always refreshing to see these types of interactions. The team isn’t playing well right now, but seeing some of the real problems some of these young people are dealing with puts things into perspective. 

These were a few moments I liked.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 18, 2014 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"The Kenmore Square Citgo sign is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“The Kenmore Square Citgo sign is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"A young fan eats ice cream during the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“A young fan eats ice cream during the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag by catcher Alex Avila as he slides into home plate to score on an infield single by first baseman Mike Napoli during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag by catcher Alex Avila as he slides into home plate to score on an infield single by first baseman Mike Napoli during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt  steals second base as shortstop Andrew Romine jumps for a wild throw during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt steals second base as shortstop Andrew Romine jumps for a wild throw during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

"Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez high fives first baseman Miguel Cabrera after hitting a two run home run during the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014."

“Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez high fives first baseman Miguel Cabrera after hitting a two run home run during the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 18, 2014.”

This was a tough series for the Red Sox, but there’s a long way to go this season! Here are a few edits from Sunday Night Baseball.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 17, 2014 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Fans watch batting practice in the Green Monster seats before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Fans watch batting practice in the Green Monster seats before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"The 2013 World Champion flag is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“The 2013 World Champion flag is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox  first baseman Mike Napoli reaches into the stands to catch a foul ball during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli reaches into the stands to catch a foul ball during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs during a mound visit during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs during a mound visit during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tosses the ball as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tosses the ball as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino avoids a tag from pitcher Rick Porcello during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino avoids a tag from pitcher Rick Porcello during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with the home plate umpire after right fielder Shane Victorino was called for interference while running out a ground ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with the home plate umpire after right fielder Shane Victorino was called for interference while running out a ground ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gestures after Detroit defeated the Boston Red Sox  at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gestures after Detroit defeated the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

Last night was a tough one for the Red Sox, as they faced the Detroit Tigers in the first series at Fenway Park since the American League Championship Series last post season

Here are a few selects from the game. Hopefully a better show tonight!

Photos and Video: James Blake Gives Tennis Clinic in New Haven.

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"A girl smiles as she participates in a Zumba class during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. "

“A girl smiles as she participates in a Zumba class during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. “

"Tournament Director Anne Worcester participates alongside kids in a Zumba class during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. "

“Tournament Director Anne Worcester participates alongside kids in a Zumba class during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. “

"Former professional tennis player James Blake addresses the media during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. "

“Former professional tennis player James Blake addresses the media during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. “

"Former professional tennis player James Blake high fives a participant during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. "

“Former professional tennis player James Blake high fives a participant during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. “

"Former professional tennis player James Blake leads a drill during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. "

“Former professional tennis player James Blake leads a drill during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. “

"Former professional tennis player James Blake signs autographs during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut."

“Former professional tennis player James Blake signs autographs during a free tennis lesson and clinic Thursday, May 15, 2014 in advance of the 2014 New Haven Open at the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut.”

Today I headed to the Yale University Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut to shoot the annual Free Tennis Lesson in advance of the upcoming New Haven Open tournament. 

This year, the guest was recently retired American pro, James Blake, who participated in a clinic with several hundred kids from local area schools. 
I was able to get lots of good footage and stills throughout the day, which I’ve posted here. The video is a quick recap package produced several hours after the event concluded, and the stills were used for the tournament’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. 
It’s always a pleasure to have such great access to athletes, especially when they are as gracious and well-spoken as James is. 

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: Instagram Promos April – May.

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Here is a review of the multimedia, video, and photo work myself and others on the Boston Red Sox photography staff have created throughout the first two months of the 2014 season.

We’ve made some others which I’ve highlighted in other posts, including from the Opening Day sunrise and the Boston Marathon memorials, so these are the ones I haven’t posted yet. These are each just fifteen seconds long, a perfect format for the Red Sox Instagram account where they were all published. 

They’re all edited and produced on tight deadlines so that fans and viewers can experience them in real-time. Lots more to come this season! As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions, comments, criticisms, etc.!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 4, 2014 vs. Oakland Athletics.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts fields a throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski to tag third baseman Josh Donaldson during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts fields a throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski to tag third baseman Josh Donaldson during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps for a line drive during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps for a line drive during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws to first base during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws to first base during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski applies a tag on third baseman Josh Donaldson during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski applies a tag on third baseman Josh Donaldson during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano delivers during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano delivers during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slides into second base as second baseman Eric Sogard turns a double play during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slides into second base as second baseman Eric Sogard turns a double play during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is tagged out as he slides into third base by third baseman Josh Donaldson during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is tagged out as he slides into third base by third baseman Josh Donaldson during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A close but tough loss for the Red Sox in the third and final game of a weekend series against the Oakland Athletics. Here are a few select action shots from the day. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 3, 2014 vs. Oakland Athletics.

"Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after scoring on a grand slam home run by Jonny Gomes during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after scoring on a grand slam home run by Jonny Gomes during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan cheers during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan cheers during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A baby sits on a ledge during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A baby sits on a ledge during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The K-Men post strikeouts for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester during eighth the inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The K-Men post strikeouts for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester during eighth the inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Green Monster scoreboard worker cheers after posting the final score of the Boston Bruins NHL playoff game during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Green Monster scoreboard operator cheers after posting the final score of the Boston Bruins NHL playoff game during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tosses to first base after missing a tag on outfielder Coco Crisp during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tosses to first base after missing a tag on outfielder Coco Crisp during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester high fives teammates after striking out 15 batters during the eighth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester high fives teammates after striking out 15 batters during the eighth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross celebrates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We had a good game yesterday at Fenway Park, as Jon Lester struck out fifteen batters and Jonny Gomes hit a grand slam to lead the Red Sox to a win over the Oakland Athletics

A nice day for pictures – good light and good action!