Boston Red Sox Photos: Boston Red Sox Win 2018 World Series.

We did it again!

The Boston Red Sox are once again World Champions. Two times in six years and four times since 2004 is seriously impressive, historic stuff. 

I’ve been going nonstop for the past two months on this ride. I’m exhausted physically, creatively, and emotionally, but things are now slowing down and I’m finally finding time to get to this blog post.

This is my second World Series win as a team photographer for the Boston Red Sox in my seven years here. It’s not supposed to happen like that. I know great photographers who have gone decades without a crack at the World Series. I don’t take the opportunity for granted and I know how lucky I am. The Red Sox are an organization that is deeply committed to winning, and all of us who work here are lucky to work for a team that is always playing meaningful baseball. 

In 2013, there was a higher purpose to the season. That World Series team helped heal a city in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The season felt heavier emotionally. It seemed like we partied more, rejoiced in the highest highs more fully, and felt the lowest lows more deeply. 2018 was all business. This team was the best team in baseball from beginning to end, and there was no doubt about it. From a work standpoint, it was way busier. There’s just more work to be done now than six years ago. I’m not complaining though. It’s pretty cool to have been there to document the best team to ever exist in the 100 plus year history of the franchise.

On a personal level, I’ve grown since 2013. This year was my first as Manager of Photography for the team, so navigating the new role was both rewarding and challenging. I had big shoes to fill. Looking back at my work from 2013, I know I’ve gotten a lot better, and figured out how to play “the game” more effectively when it comes to sports photography and getting the access I need, both with the team and in my freelance work. I was pretty green in 13.

But success only goes as far as the team you have around you, and I have the best team in baseball to work with. My photo staff – Matt Thomas, Reggie Thomas, Sarah Stier, Kathryn Riley, and freelancers Brita Outzen and Cindy Loo – are all so talented and worked so hard this year. They should all be proud of the body of work they’ve produced. Our creative services team of designers, VR producers, and social media experts bring all these pictures to life and make our content pop. Most professional sports teams don’t have such a fluid creative group in working order, and we should all be proud of the work we do together as a team. My girlfriend Alaina puts up with my long hours, road trips away, and constant e-mails without complaint. She is the best and I’m lucky to have her here with me. My parents, family, and close friends always support me and also understand the grueling nature of this job. Where would I be without them?

Here’s a gallery of photos from the final game! A big thanks to everyone for following along all season. It was fun. Damage Done.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 World Series Game Four Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wow, what a game! After going down 4-0 on a monster home run by Yasiel Puig, it looked like it was all over. But after a fiery speech by Chris Sale in the dugout, which was awesome to witness, the team rallied to score nine runs just like that. You really couldn’t ever count this team out. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 World Series Game Two Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

Game 2 of the World Series is in the books! Another win for the Red Sox puts us up 2-0 in the Series as we travel to Dodger Stadium. Before the game, members of the 2004 World Champion Red Sox threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Championship Series Game Four Vs. Houston Astros.

Wow is all I can say! What an incredible game. I’m not sure if it’s the baseball itself or just the grind of the post season, but each game seems to get more exhausting. I’m glad we came out on the right end of this one. There were some great moments which translated to great photos, all the way down to the final out. 

Game five tonight, on fumes!

Boston Red Sox Photos: American League Championship Workouts In Houston.

We have arrived in Houston! Here’s a few quick grabs from team workouts and media availability today. Game 3 of the series is tomorrow and I can’t wait.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Championship Series Game One Vs. Houston Astros.

We’re off and running in the 2018 American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. The Astros took this one, but we look to bounce back tonight! Then we’re off to Houston. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Division Series Game Three Vs. New York Yankees.

Brock Holt became the first player in Major League history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game, leading the Red Sox offensive charge to a 16–1 victory over the New York Yankees in game three of the American League Series at Yankee Stadium. Starter Nathan Eovaldi mowed through the Yankees lineup, allowing just run one over seven innings pitched. This was a fun one to be at! We look to clinch and advance to the ALCS tomorrow night.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, September 29, 2018 vs. New York Yankees.

Here are a few frames yesterday shot with a rental 600 mm lens we have on hand for playoff baseball. It’s fun experiment with a lens with such big reach. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 vs. Cleveland Indians.

Another game last night. Before the game, members of the Red Sox participated in the annual WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, which raises millions of dollars to support cancer research. The pre-game ceremony made for some nice moments between players and young Jimmy Fund patients.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, August 20, 2018 vs. Cleveland Indians.

Here are some images from the first game of a four game series against the Cleveland Indians. Before the game, I experimented a little bit with off camera strobe during the player warmup routines.