Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 25, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

We can’t seem to fully turn the corner into the Summer weather up here in Boston. Nearly the entire week has been cold, wet, and rainy, and yesterday was more of the same. We’re all glad that we escaped a possible double header today and got the game in with no delays – props to the Fenway Park grounds crew, who worked really hard to make sure the game finished on time – but it was still less than ideal conditions to work in. 

You have to work with what you have, though, so on days like yesterday, I’m always on the hunt for rain features. That’s mostly what I shot and what I’ve posted here. 

Yesterday was also particularly special in that hundreds of residents of Newtown, Connecticut and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were in attendance at the game in recognition of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. After the game, they were invited down to the field to take photos and interact with players and coaches from both the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. I’ve included three photos from the event above as well.

I’m at the park now for another game today!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 vs. Seattle Mariners.

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield salutes the crowd after being introduced during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

”Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield greets kids from the Pitching In For Kids organization during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former catcher Doug Mirabelli during the ‘Tim Wakefield Day’ pre-game ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sit under umbrellas as they watch a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here are some shots from Tuesday’s pre-game ceremonies honoring former Red Sox pitcher, Tim Wakefield, who retired before the start of this season. 

They’re some nice images, I think, which is good because the rest of the game was miserable (even though the Sox won) and I didn’t make a single picture I was happy with. Something about roaming Fenway Park in the pouring rain had me down. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Don’t forget to go photograph kids in the Fenway Park family room playing with sea creatures from the New England Aquarium. That’s what I did! Luckily I got a reminder call and went and got some nice stuff.