Photos: Red Sox Foundation Visits Northeastern, Beth Israel.

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Northeastern University mascot Paws walk through campus during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Northeastern University mascot Paws walk through campus during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

"A student spins a prize wheel during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“A student spins a prize wheel during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

"Students pose with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Northeastern University with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies are shown during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014."

“Students pose with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Northeastern University with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies are shown during a Boston Red Sox Foundation fundraising event at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014.”

"Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

"Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

"Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

"Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a demonstration of a talking manikin in the minimally invasive surgery skills lab during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. "

“Red Sox Foundation scholars are given a demonstration of a talking manikin in the minimally invasive surgery skills lab during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 4, 2014. “

Here are a few quick photos from the Red Sox Foundation’s visits to Northeastern University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center last week. At Northeastern, the Foundation was hosting a fundraiser, and entertaining students with the World Series trophies and mascot, Wally. 

At Beth Israel, this year’s class of Red Sox Scholars was given a tour of a few wings of the hospital, including the NICU and the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 3, 2014 vs. Oakland Athletics.

"Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and designated hitter David Ortiz after hitting a grand slam home run during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after scoring on a grand slam home run by Jonny Gomes during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after scoring on a grand slam home run by Jonny Gomes during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan cheers during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan cheers during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A baby sits on a ledge during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A baby sits on a ledge during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The K-Men post strikeouts for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester during eighth the inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The K-Men post strikeouts for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester during eighth the inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Green Monster scoreboard worker cheers after posting the final score of the Boston Bruins NHL playoff game during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Green Monster scoreboard operator cheers after posting the final score of the Boston Bruins NHL playoff game during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tosses to first base after missing a tag on outfielder Coco Crisp during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tosses to first base after missing a tag on outfielder Coco Crisp during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester high fives teammates after striking out 15 batters during the eighth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester high fives teammates after striking out 15 batters during the eighth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross celebrates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We had a good game yesterday at Fenway Park, as Jon Lester struck out fifteen batters and Jonny Gomes hit a grand slam to lead the Red Sox to a win over the Oakland Athletics

A nice day for pictures – good light and good action!

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!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, May 27, 2013 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

"An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Sgt. First Class Michelle Lowes of the New Hampshire Army National Guard high fives a fan after singing 'God Bless America' during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Sgt. First Class Michelle Lowes of the New Hampshire Army National Guard high fives a fan after singing ‘God Bless America’ during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets in front of the left field Pavilion Club at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“The sun sets in front of the left field Pavilion Club at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

"The Coca-Cola deck is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“The Coca-Cola deck is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

"Fans are shown in the right field bleachers as the sun sets during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“Fans are shown in the right field bleachers as the sun sets during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

A return to normalcy after a crazy game on Sunday. Here are a few Memorial Day features from Fenway Park. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Opening Day 2013.

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fans atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park watch the first inning of the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“An American flag covers the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles line up during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“A member of the grounds crew prepares the infield dirt before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fungo baseball bats are lined up along the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

It’s hard to believe time has passed so quickly, but yesterday marked the start of my fourth season working as a photographer in Major League Baseball. 

I always love Opening Day, and yesterday at Fenway Park was no exception. We caught a break from the freezing cold that we’ve had up here in Boston, and had a beautiful, sunny, warm afternoon to work in. That, along with all the other familiar sights and sounds that make baseball so perfect, was rejuvenating to say the least. 

It made for a long day, beginning with a 5:00 A.M. arrival at the ballpark and ending with night class and a few hours of editing in the lab at Boston University, but a great day nonetheless. 

Here are some images I made from the pre-game ceremonies and the general scene around Fenway. I threw in a bit of orange and black as well.

It was fantastic to see all the Boston photographers back in the same place, and a pleasure to meet some new ones. Plus, the Red Sox took on my hometown heroes, the Baltimore Orioles.

My two favorite teams and a fresh start. A dream come true for this guy.

Here’s to another season!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Thursday, May 31, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia blocks the plate during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a home run during the second inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sit atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 31, 2012.”

“Fans sing Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ during the eight inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park Thursday, May 31, 2012.”

I had a good night shooting on Thursday, which I was happy about after what I thought was a bit of a sub-par game for me the night before. I was a bit frustrated at the time, but looking back at those shots now, they really aren’t so bad after all. Maybe that was just me being burnt out near the end of a long homestand, or maybe it was the horrible spring-time allergies that I’ve been having that made me feel so “blah” about those pictures.

Sometimes while you’re in the moment, it’s easy to get frustrated with yourself and/or your work. For photographers – or perhaps within any profession – I think it’s healthy to step away from your work for a bit from time to time and let it breathe. That’s certainly helped me the past couple of days. 

I took the weekend off so this post is a few days late now, but I think I finished off the homestand and the month of May strongly with these images above. I shot a good mix of action and features, and had a great time doing it. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’m continuing my quest for game action juxtaposed against fan reaction. It’s starting to feel a bit more normal working alongside fans and shooting from the seats, which admittedly has been a challenge for me so far this season. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“An American flag covers the Green Monster during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino talks with former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Former Boston Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzales slides into home plate during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws to first during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here’s a few from this year’s Memorial Day ceremonies and action at Fenway Park. We caught a beautiful day for baseball, and the Red Sox pulled through with a solid win.

When you shoot the same event every day, it’s important to constantly challenge yourself to find different ways to make it look interesting. I tried to mix things up a bit yesterday. This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’m settling in to shooting from the seats more and more as the season goes on. There’s somer really interesting frames to be made. I like the juxtaposition of game action and fan activity. I think I’m going to try to explore that more going forward.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Sunday, May 13, 2012 vs. Cleveland Indians.

“Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart salutes the crowd at Fenway Park before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A mother and father celebrate Mother’s Day at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A girl looks through a railing at Fenway Park during a Mother’s Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A mother and son celebrate Mother’s Day at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A Boston Red Sox fan poses with her son in front of the Green Monster during the Mother’s Day walk through Fenway Park Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

Sunday was exactly what all of us at Fenway Park needed: A beautiful, sunny day, a stadium full of happy families celebrating Mother’s Day together, and and old-fashioned 12 to 1 beatdown by the Red Sox. It lifted everyone’s spirits.

It’s amazing how much of a difference good weather has on one’s work during the game, or at least on mine. I’m always enthusiastic about my work, but it gets taken to a different level on days like Sunday. 

Being patient while shooting is a perfect example. I found myself really slowing down all day, and doing much more waiting than actual shooting. That brings me to this game’s “Thing I Learned:” I’m really proud of the final shot here of the mother and son in front of the Green Monster. I sat there for about twenty minutes, just waiting for that some tiny moment to happen, and I got one. I should do that more often. It’s a good exercise in patience and would likely lead to better pictures. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Fenway Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary.

“Fighter jets fly over Fenway Park during the 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox left fielder and first baseman Carl Yastrzemski salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Annivesary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield escort Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr through the infield after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn greets other alumni after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox alumni salute the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar and former pitcher Pedro Martinez lead the crowd in a toast to break the record for World’s Largest Toast during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buccholz throws the first pitch of the Fenway Park 100th Year Anniversary game against the New York Yankees Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Shadows creep across the Green Monster at Fenway Park during the 100th year Anniversary game against the New York Yankees Friday, April 20, 2012.”

Last Friday, Fenway Park celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary with an elaborate pre-game ceremony followed by a game against the New York Yankees. The game itself was quite anticlimactic, ending in a pretty bad loss for the Red Sox, but that was definitely overshadowed by the magnitude of the milestone this ballpark had reached.

I was honored to be a small part of the day, and I was thrilled to witness this important moment in baseball history. Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Bobby Doerr, Jim Rice, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, and Terry Francona were just a few of the over 200 Boston Red Sox alumni from all generations that were on hand to celebrate at Fenway. What a sight.

I shot the pre-game ceremony from the first base photo pit, and had a blast. It’s easily one of my best memories from my time working in baseball. 

And as chaotic and busy as the day was leading up to the ceremony, I learned a lot about the logistics of shooting big-time events like these. There’s lots of planning that goes into organizing a huge corral of pro photographers on hand, and being part of that planning process was a valuable experience for me. 

There’s so much more I could say, but I think I’ll let the images do the talking. Click the photos to enlarge, if you’d like! And, check the Boston Red Sox Facebook Page to view their Timeline cover photo shot by yours truly.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this milestone, the ceremony, the recent Red Sox performance, these photos, or anything else!

Boston Red Sox host Open House at Fenway Park.

“Kids are greeted by a giant baseball player during an Open House at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, April 19, 2012.”

“Handprints made of warning track dirt are shown on the centerfield wall at during an Open House at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, April 19, 2012.”

“Fans walk around the warning track during an Open House at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, April 19, 2012.”

“A girl looks through a railing during an Open House at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, April 19, 2012.”

The last several days have been a whirlwind for baseball in Boston, so I’m just now finding the time to post everything I’ve documented recently. I apologize for the delay!

I’ll start with these images from last Thursday, when Fenway Park welcomed all fans in for an open house in honor of the 100th anniversary celebration planned for the following day. I think it was a really neat idea, and it certainly provided lots of opportunities for good pictures. 

It was an extremely busy day in which I found myself shooting nonstop from 9 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. To keep sane between photographing autograph session after autograph session, I went out periodically and shot features. The interactions between people, both young and old, and the architectural elements of Fenway itself, made for the most interesting photos, so that’s what I tried to focus on. 

Here are a few from the day. Click the photos to enlarge, if you’d like!