Photos: 2015 Boston Red Sox Opening Day.

 

Baseball is back in Boston! Yesterday was a long, busy day for the Red Sox photography department, but also a day filled with amazing photo opportunities.

The Red Sox paid tribute to the New England Patriots, who won their fourth Super Bowl this year. Quarterback Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick, Team President Jonathan Kraft, and Team Owner Robert Kraft were introduced on field. The Red Sox also inducted ALS Survivor Pete Frates as an official member of the team, and recognized local kids as part of the new Calling All Kids initiative.

During the game, it was the Mookie Betts show, as he hits a three-run home run, robbed a home run in center field, and displayed some heads up base running. An exciting pre-game ceremony and a 9-4 Red Sox win made for a great start to the season!

I’ll be sure to post often as the season goes on – my fourth for the Red Sox, sixth for MLB, and first as a full-time Staff Photographer.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, June 8, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Double Header.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I’m just now finding the time to get caught up on photos from the weekend. A rainy day on Friday made for a nice night off but a busy double header on Saturday. 

The Red Sox and Angels split the two games, but because these two teams are so heavy offensively, each game lasted well over four hours. That’s a lot of baseball for one day.

I shot the first game from third base, and the second game from both third and first base.

Images from Sunday to come soon!