Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 2.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Again, I don’t have much time today to post, but I wanted to get this up before the end of the day. A tough loss for the Red Sox last night in game two of the World Series.

Overall, it wasn’t a huge night for action photos from my spot along third base, but here are the highlights. On to game three!

Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 1.

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Artist Mary J. Blige sings the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Artist Mary J. Blige sings the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Medal Of Honor recipients before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Medal Of Honor recipients before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The St. Louis Cardinals leave the field after a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The St. Louis Cardinals leave the field after a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers the first pitch of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers the first pitch of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma bobbles a double play ball during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma bobbles a double play ball during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with second base umpire Dana DeMuth during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with second base umpire Dana DeMuth during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues with umpire John Hirschbeck after Hirschbeck reversed  a blown call during the second inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues with umpire John Hirschbeck after Hirschbeck reversed a blown call during the second inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a bases clearing RBI double during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a bases clearing RBI double during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz slides into home plate as right fielder Jonny Gomes, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrate after scoring on a double by first baseman Mike Napoli during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz slides into home plate as right fielder Jonny Gomes, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrate after scoring on a double by first baseman Mike Napoli during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester gives a curtain call as he exits the game during the eighth inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester gives a curtain call as he exits the game during the eighth inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two run home run during the seventh inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two run home run during the seventh inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hugs pitcher Ryan Dempster after winning game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hugs pitcher Ryan Dempster after winning game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after defeating the St. Lousi Cardinals in  game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Don’t have a lot of time to post, but here are the highlights from game one of the 2013 World Series! A great start for the Red Sox. 

Game two at Fenway begins in a few hours. More to come. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Prepare For World Series.

"The Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park displays '2013 World Series' before game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park displays ‘2013 World Series’ before game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."


“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox players warm up during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."


“Boston Red Sox players warm up during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, pitcher Ryan Dempster, and shortstop Stephen Drew stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, pitcher Ryan Dempster, and shortstop Stephen Drew stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over the Boston Skyline during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over the Boston Skyline during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A rainbow forms over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A rainbow forms over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Happy 2013 World Series!

Things are buzzing at Fenway Park in anticipation of game one tonight between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Yesterday, we were busy shooting team media day and press conferences, as well as the team workout. 

After a brief patch of rain, the skies did all sorts of crazy things, and we were treated to one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen and a rainbow over the park to boot. Let’s hope that’s a good luck omen for the Sox!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Advance to 2013 World Series.

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrate after right fielder Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrate after right fielder Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and teammates celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and teammates celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli jumps on right fielder Jonny Gomes after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli jumps on right fielder Jonny Gomes after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry is presented with the League Championship trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry is presented with the League Championship trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara holds the ALCS MVP trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara holds the ALCS MVP trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Jonny Gomes give an ice bath to pitcher Jake Peavy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Jonny Gomes give an ice bath to pitcher Jake Peavy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after receiving an ice bath during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after receiving an ice bath during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp sprays Champagne during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp sprays Champagne during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia pours beer on manager John Farrell during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia pours beer on manager John Farrell during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes wears an 'Ironsides' Red Sox bathrobe as he celebrates during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes wears an ‘Ironsides’ Red Sox bathrobe as he celebrates during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s hard to believe, but the Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series. As I’m sure you can imagine, things are absolutely crazy around here in preparations for game one tomorrow night, so I don’t have a lot of time to collect my thoughts and write them here.

I will say, though, that getting to this point has been a dream of mine since I started shooting baseball four seasons ago. I never thought it would come so soon, so I don’t take this opportunity for granted at all. Many journalists go their entire careers working to cover something like the World Series, so regardless of whether the Sox win or lose, I’m thrilled to be here.

When it’s all over, I’ll find time to post more, but for now, here are the photos from the clinching Game Six of the American League Championship Series. I decided to pick up in the seventh inning, when Shane Victorino hit an incredibly timely and dramatic go-ahead grand slam home run to essentially punch Boston a ticket to the World Series. The rest go in chronological order throughout the end of the game and into the post-game celebrations.

Here’s hoping for a World Series Championship in Boston! More to come this week.

Photos: ALCS Game Two – Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera celebrates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

I feel like a broken record writing that this was the most amazing game I’ve ever been on hand to shoot. I know I’ve said that at least several times this season. The Red Sox have had so many incredible games in 2013, but somehow they seem to outdo themselves with every one of these improbable wins. 

This one was more special, more dramatic, and more meaningful than any of the other eleven Red Sox walk-off wins this season. After being held to just one hit by Detroit Tigers pitching in game one of the ALCS, the Red Sox frustrations continued, as 22-game winner Max Scherzer was absolutely dominant. Yet after managing to put up a run in the sixth inning and ensuring Scherzer’s eventual exit in the eighth, the boys pulled off one of the most incredible wins in playoff history. 

After a double by Will Middlebrooks, a walk by Jacoby Ellsbury, a base hit by Dustin Pedroia, and a series of bullpen pitching changes by Detroit, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. In classic Big Papi fashion, Ortiz knocked the first pitch he saw just out of the reach of Torii Hunter in right field for a grand slam to tie the game. 

The Fenway crowd went nuts, and after Ortiz crossed home plate and made it back into the dugout, I found myself turned around giving high fives to the fans sitting behind me in the first row. I’m usually able to separate my emotions while shooting, but in this case, it was impossible. 

Even though the game was still tied at that point, I knew that we would win it. Sure enough, in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia knocked a single into left field to score Jonny Gomes and even the series at 1-1. 

These photos above are the highlights of my take from beginning to end. What a night. It still feels like a dream.

Photos: ALCS Game One – Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.

"The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The umpiring crew, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell pose for a photograph during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The umpiring crew, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell pose for a photograph during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino reacts after striking out during the third inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino reacts after striking out during the third inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz warms up on-Deck during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz warms up on-Deck during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the third inning game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the third inning game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester reacts during the fifth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester reacts during the fifth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera jokes during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera jokes during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the ninth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the ninth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter high fives teammates after game one of the American League Championship Series agains the Boston Red Sox. aturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter high fives teammates after game one of the American League Championship Series agains the Boston Red Sox. aturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We’re underway at Fenway Park for the 2013 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. 

Everyone always talks about the capabilities of the Detroit pitching staff, and last night was proof of why they do so. This high powered Red Sox offense was held to just one hit through nine innings, as the Tigers were won 1-0 in game one. It’s hard to win a game on one hit, and from a photo standpoint, it’s hard to make really good pictures when not much is happening. In the way of action, things were very slow last night. 

Still, we’re looking to tell the story of the game and to capture the atmosphere and feel inside the stadium, so that’s what I’ve tried to post here. 

Here’s hoping things go better tonight for game two! And for less TV air time for this photographer than last night. 

Photos: ALDS Game Two – Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz rounds first base after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz rounds first base after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates as he scores on an RBI double by Dustin Pedroia during the fifth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates as he scores on an RBI double by Dustin Pedroia during the fifth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury steals second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury steals second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits an RBI single during the third inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits an RBI single during the third inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag from shortstop Yunel Escobar during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag from shortstop Yunel Escobar during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after completing a double play to end the top of the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after completing a double play to end the top of the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara runs onto the field before the ninth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara runs onto the field before the ninth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara in celebration after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It was another great one at Fenway Park last night, as the Red Sox kept rolling to beat David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays to take a 2-0 series lead in the American League Division Series.

There’s something about this team. They always seem to come up with the timeliest hits and big defensive plays when they need them most. They’ve done that all season, and it’s been more of the same so far this series. David Ortiz was clutch in game two, hitting home runs in both the first and eighth innings. His first one really set the tone and got the crowd into the game early.

Atmosphere is a huge part of the playoffs, so I’m aiming to show that through my photos. Although shooting the regular, tight action photos is necessary, I’ve also been liking the look of these loose action photos that show the crowd and ambience as well. 

Hopefully, I’ll have more chances to play around with that balance in the coming days. The team is down in Tampa right now. One win and we’re on to the ALCS!

Photos: ALDS Game One – Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Players line up in the infield during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Players line up in the infield during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon's hand during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon’s hand during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Mayor Tom Menino throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before Game One of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Mayor Tom Menino throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before Game One of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and family members of Krystle Campbell, a victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, are introduced during a marathon tribute pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and family members of Krystle Campbell, a victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, are introduced during a marathon tribute pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, and Dustin Pedroia congratulate left fielder Jonny Gomes after scoring during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, and Dustin Pedroia congratulate left fielder Jonny Gomes after scoring during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks scores as right fielder Shane Victorino runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks scores as right fielder Shane Victorino runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as he avoids a tag from second baseman Ben Zobrits after hitting a double during the fifth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as he avoids a tag from second baseman Ben Zobrits after hitting a double during the fifth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tips his cap as he walks to the dugout during the eighth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tips his cap as he walks to the dugout during the eighth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives signs during the sixth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives signs during the sixth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players line up after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in  Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players line up after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

There’s nothing more exciting than playoff baseball, and I’m really pumped that we have it here in Boston this year. 

Yesterday was Game One of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, and from a Sox photographer’s point of view, things couldn’t have gone better. Although there wasn’t anything to out of the ordinary in the way of pictures, the team came out and dominated with a 10-2 win to begin the series. 

I shot the game from one of two temporary, auxiliary photo pits built for the postseason on the inside ends of each dugout. It’s a nice luxury having those extra pits, which give us a different angle than we normally have during the regular season.

This is a selection of photos from both the pre-game Boston Marathon tribute ceremony as well as the game itself. 

Game Two is tonight!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Celebrate after Clinching AL East Division.

"Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration as pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia embrace after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration as pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia embrace after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate on the field after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 20, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate on the field after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 20, 2013.”

"Fans cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 22, 2013. The Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays."

“Fans cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 22, 2013. The Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.”

"Boston Red Sox first "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli removes his shirt and sprays a bottle of champagne as teammates celebrate on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox first first baseman Mike Napoli removes his shirt and sprays a bottle of champagne as teammates celebrate on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Quintin Berry sprays fans with champagne on top of the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Quintin Berry sprays fans with champagne on top of the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Ryan Dempster and Brandon Snyder spray fans with champagne on the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Ryan Dempster and Brandon Snyder spray fans with champagne on the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates in a helmet and goggles on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates in a helmet and goggles on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara drink beer in the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara drink beer in the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is mobbed by fans during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is mobbed by fans during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates pose for a photograph on the pitcher's mound during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox teammates pose for a photograph on the pitcher’s mound during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

Two years ago in September, I was in the first base photo bit at Camden Yards in Baltimore, shooting photos as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox in dramatic fashion and ultimately eliminating them from the playoffs. Here are those pictures, and what I wrote about that memorable and historic night. 

It’s funny how things come full circle. After a last place finish last year in Boston, the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday night to clinch a first place finish in an extremely competitive American League East Division, and to secure their spot into the 2013 postseason. 

I was incredibly excited to shoot this game, and at the prospect of shooting these celebration photos. This is easily the most memorable experience I’ve had in my four seasons shooting baseball. For me, there’s no bigger an adrenaline rush than being a witness to these moments of peak emotion and jubilation in sports. As a photographer and as a baseball fan, it doesn’t get any better.

These are a selection of photos I shot, both right after the last out of the game was recorded and as the team celebrated on the field after the game. The first one, of pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrating as the team runs out behind them, has quickly become one of the favorite photos I’ve shot. 

I can’t wait to be on hand to shoot October playoff baseball in Boston! Here’s hoping for a World Series championship. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Host Dollar Beard Night.

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

"A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket."

“A fan poses for a photograph as he lines up outside of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, September 18, 2013 for Boston Red Sox Dollar Beard Night, a promotion which gave fans who attended the game with a beard or fake beard received a one dollar ticket.”

Last night was Dollar Beard Night at Fenway Park, a promotion created after several Red Sox players have grown their beards out as we’ve come down the regular season stretch. The concept was pretty simple: Show up to the park with a beard, or fake beard, and receive a ticket to that night’s game for one dollar.

Before gates opened, myself and a few of the other Sox photographers went out to shoot portraits of the bearded guests waiting in line for their tickets.

These are a few that I shot and liked the best. Some of the beards are real. Others are fake. All were good enough for a dollar ticket, though.