Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

We’re back at it at Fenway Park! Last night marked the first game of an upcoming 10 game home stand here in Boston. Despite a close loss in a pitcher’s duel to the Baltimore Orioles, there was still much buzz at the Park. It was Jason Varitek bobble head night, and the Captain himself was in attendance during the game. It was also David Ortiz’ 1000th game played in his career at Fenway Park.

In honor of Flag Day, the American flag was dropped over the Green Monster. Additionally, in recognition of the recent shootings in Orlando, the Red Sox honored the victims with a moment of silence, and donated proceeds of the daily 50-50 raffle to the Florida Disaster Fund.

Here are some scenes from a beautiful night at Fenway Park.

Photos: Red Sox Prepare Flag For 9/11 Memorial.

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The loudspeaker of John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, is shown as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The loudspeaker of John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, is shown as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, gives instructions as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, gives instructions as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A member of the Boston Red Sox Front Office helps roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A member of the Boston Red Sox Front Office helps roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I decided to head out this morning and shoot some photos as members of the Boston Red Sox front office helped roll up the American flag at Fenway Park in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop before tonight’s game.

This is a follow up to the Flag Roll video I made in the wake of the attacks on the Boston Marathon earlier this year, in which I spoke with some first responders who were out at the scene on Marathon Monday. You can watch that video by clicking here

I’ve covered this process twice now, and both times have been enjoyable to shoot. It’s really a nice coming together of people, and it’s a story that looks good both in video and photos. 

The Sox are back in town today to begin their quest to clinch a playoff spot. First up is a three game series against the Yankees. I’m excited to shoot meaningful September baseball. The Sox’ magic number stands at 8!

Photos: Red Sox Baseball Resumes After Marathon Attacks.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates with Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates with Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"The Boston Red Sox congratulate each other after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“The Boston Red Sox congratulate each other after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"Shawna Salomon of Auburn, Massachusetts kisses her son, Jacob, 3, as Blake Ratcliffe of Brighton, Massachusetts watches on Yawkey Way during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Shawna Salomon of Auburn, Massachusetts kisses her son, Jacob, 3, as Blake Ratcliffe of Brighton, Massachusetts watches on Yawkey Way during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis greets fans during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis greets fans during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A Boston Police Officer salutes the flag during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A Boston Police Officer salutes the flag during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteer Tinamarie Sanborn of Somerville, Massachusetts gives a birthday hug to Tom Licciardello of North Andover, Massachusetts during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteer Tinamarie Sanborn of Somerville, Massachusetts gives a birthday hug to Tom Licciardello of North Andover, Massachusetts during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteers are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteers are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A fan wipes tears away during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A fan wipes tears away during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A picture of Lingzi Lu, one of the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown on the scoreboard during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A picture of Lingzi Lu, one of the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown on the scoreboard during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A fan holds a Boston Strong sign during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A fan holds a Boston Strong sign during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Wally the Green Monster mascot shows his Boston Strong shoes during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Wally the Green Monster mascot shows his Boston Strong shoes during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans sing along to the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans sing along to the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteers stand in front of the American Flag on the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteers stand in front of the American Flag on the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans greet each other in the Green Monster Seats during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans greet each other in the Green Monster Seats during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

Sports have a way of bringing people together. In the wake of the tragedies of the Boston Marathon, I think the city has been itching to get back to normalcy.

What better way to do that than with a Red Sox game at Fenway Park? After a city-wide lockdown during the tail end of an intense manhunt extended into Friday evening, Friday’s originally scheduled game was postponed. Today, we’ve got a double-header to make up for that game, but yesterday’s game, the first home game since the attacks, was one to remember. 

The pre-game ceremony was both solemn and comforting, and the game finished with a storybook ending – a late inning come from behind win off of Daniel Nava’s three run home run.

Here are my images from throughout the day.

Video: In Wake of Marathon Madness, Red Sox Ready American Flag.

Click the four-arrow icon on the bottom right to watch this video in full screen!

What a crazy several days here in Boston. It seems like every five minutes some other piece of news is breaking. It’s difficult to make any sense of all that’s going on, and being so close to everything that’s happening is a bit surreal. 

We’re all okay up here! Again, we’re touched by all the messages of support from friends and family. It’s these types of situations that bring out the best in people. 

I heard that the Boston Red Sox were gathering volunteers yesterday to prepare the giant American Flag to be dropped over the Green Monster during the pre-game ceremony at the team’s first game back in Boston since the attacks. Whether that happens today as originally planned or gets postponed is still unclear. Regardless, I wanted to shoot this flag rolling as a precursor to the game, which, given all that the city has been through, is poised to be quite a scene.  On hand for the rolling were several first responders to the bomb scenes on Marathon Monday, which you’ll see in the video.

As someone who is a part of the Boston media, I’ve found it a bit overwhelming to try and decide how to cover this massive story. I realized with this video piece, though, that baseball is what I know best and where my access is, and Red Sox related are the stories are the ones I can cover and cover well. 

So, this is an angle that’s positive and uplifting. In my opinion, that’s something we all need right now. 

Enjoy, and hopefully I’ll be back soon with some baseball photos!