Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 Photo Day.

Early this morning, the full Boston Red Sox roster of players and coaches posed for portraits during photo day, the annual event that allows photographers to gather content for use throughout the 2018 season.

For us in the Red Sox marketing department, photo day is always a tough but stimulating challenge. How do you create a portrait look and feel that is stylized and creative, yet also simple enough to function in an assembly line style shoot of over 60 subjects in a short time period? This year’s result was a five light high-key set up on white seamless. A bit of rim light on each player gave the portraits the finishing touch they needed to separate the subject from the background. 

Above is a gallery of some favorites! A big thanks to everyone in the Red Sox Creative Services and Media Relations teams for making it happen. This day is a true team effort!

Boston Red Sox Photos: First Full Workouts.

Today marked the official first full workout of the Boston Red Sox 2018 Spring Training season. Manager Alex Cora addressed players and staff in a team meeting before the workout began.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Manager Alex Cora Visits Home Town.

Last week, the Boston Red Sox, Manager Alex Cora, JetBlue, and City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh conducted a relief trip to Puerto Rico, bringing one of several JetBlue cargo freights to the island and delivering nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.  

The group, which included Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, and Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, delivered a JetBlue plane filled with essentials such as medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, diapers, and food for distribution to areas in need throughout the island.

Upon arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, the plane was met by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and Caguas Mayor William Miranda Marin. The group then made a trip to the city of Caguas, Cora’s hometown, located 16 miles south of San Juan. In Caguas, food, water, and supplies were given out to nearly 300 families. 

I was along for the journey from beginning to end. I never thought I’d be in a situation where I would fly down and back to Puerto Rico in one day, but that’s what we did. This was a great cause championed by Cora and put into action by the Red Sox. 

It was neat to have full access to Alex throughout the day, and while I got some unique moments, as I look back on this take I think I could have done a better job in gathering more images that show a sense of place. We were only on the ground for 3 hours, so time was short in relation to the list of “must-have” shots I needed to get, but still, this is something to keep in mind for next time!

Great work to everyone in the Boston Red Sox front office in making this incredible trip happen. 

 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 Winter Weekend.

The Boston Red Sox once again hosted a weekend getaway of hot stove fun for fans and families last weekend at the fourth annual “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The event included a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs and photos with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on a variety of baseball topics. The weekend also included a full baseball festival for fans of all ages and clinics for kids.

Here is a gallery of photos from the weekend.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Friday, September 29, 2017 vs. Houston Astros.

Catching up on Friday night’s game. The Red Sox weren’t able to get the win to clinch the American League East that night.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, September 28, 2017 vs. Houston Astros.

Not a pretty one last night, but the magic number is now down to one game to clinch the American League East. One more win and the Red Sox are in, so it could be a wild one tonight!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

Hanley Ramirez, Xander Bogaerts, and Mitch Moreland all went deep last night to power the Red Sox past the Blue Jays. The Red Sox head into the final series of the regular season with a magic number of two games to clinch the American League East Division.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, September 14, 2017 vs. Oakland Athletics.

The Red Sox won again yesterday, as Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI to lead the Red Sox to a 6–2 win over the Oakland A’s. It was their third straight series win to complete this nine game home stand.

A favorite jersey dress code was also enforced on the team’s charter to Tampa, so I got a few quick portraits of the players with their jerseys.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 vs. Oakland Athletics.

Mookie Betts collected 6 RBI’s last night, hitting two home runs and a triple to lead the way in an 11–1 victory over the Oakland Athletics yesterday. The team looks to win the secondg ame of the series tonight.

Before the game, the Red Sox recognized childhood cancer by participating in the Go Gold For Cancer ceremony.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, September 10, 2017 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

Not a lot of great action in yesterdays’ game. Just a few features here and there.