Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, August 11, 2016 vs. New York Yankees.

Another tough finish to the end of the game for the Red Sox, but last night, the story was all about A-Rod, who played what will most likely be his final game at Fenway Park. I tried to follow him around as much as I could, and though there were some nice images that came out of it. 

Say what you will about him and his career, but he makes for a great subject to shoot. 

Now it’s time for us to get back on track in the hunt for the playoffs.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, April 30, 2016 vs. New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees are in town for the first series of the season against the Boston Red Sox. I always love shooting this series. Although the rivalry is somewhat subdued relative to where it stood several years ago, the intensity is always still there, and it brings a playoff-like atmosphere to the Park.

Here are photos of game two yesterday, which was a good one for the Red Sox. It’s always great seeing David Ortiz launch a home run against the Yankees. 

Boston has already won the series, but we’re on for game three on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight! More to come.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Friday, July 10, 2015 vs. New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees are in town for what has turned out to be a huge mid-season series against the Boston Red Sox. The Sox, struggling for the majority of the first half of the season, find themselves just several games behind the first place Yankees after an early summer surge.

Alex Rodriguez set the tone early with a solo home run in the first inning, as the Yankees got the best of Boston in game one.

More baseball to come on this last weekend before the All-Star break. 

Photos: City Of Boston Hosts Red Sox World Series Championship Parade.

"Duck boats line up at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013."

“Duck boats line up at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"A duck boat is parked behind home plate at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“A duck boat is parked behind home plate at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox fans gather at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox fans gather at Fenway Park before the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer as duck boats turn onto Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer as duck boats turn onto Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans in Copley Square cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans in Copley Square cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"A fan cheers atop a street light along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“A fan cheers atop a street light along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Firefighters cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Firefighters cheer along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from windows along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from windows along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from a roof along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from a roof along Boylston Street during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans cheer from a balcony along Boylston Street as confetti flies during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans cheer from a balcony along Boylston Street as confetti flies during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans gathered in City Hall Plaza cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans gathered in City Hall Plaza cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"The Boston Skyline is shown during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“The Boston Skyline is shown during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Fans gathered along the banks of the Charles River cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Fans gathered along the banks of the Charles River cheer during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury waves to fans during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury kisses the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury kisses the World Series trophy during the Rolling Rally World Series Championship Parade through downtown Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, November 2, 2013.”

The past several weeks covering the Red Sox historic and dramatic ride through the playoffs and into the World Series have been unbelievable. For me, it still hasn’t sunk in that we won the World Series, and all of the games and events leading up to now seem so surreal. 

Speaking of surreal, how’s shooting photographs on a duck boat with Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and second basemen Dustin Pedroia and John McDonald while over a million of Boston’s best fans scream at you as you roll along Boylston Street and along the Charles River during the Rolling Rally championship parade? That’s the situation I found myself in last Saturday, and it’s an experience I’ll never forget as long as I live.

Covering a parade is something not many photographers get to do, let alone be stationed on a float or duck boat, so I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. It’s moments like these which serve as a refreshing reminder why the life of a photojournalist can, at times, be so rewarding, unique, and just plain fun.

These are my favorite images from the parade. There wasn’t much room to maneuver up on top of the boat, but I tried to get some good shots of the guys interacting with fans and holding the trophy, as well as to set the scene with both overall and close-up fan features. 

I think my ears are still ringing from all the screaming. Not that I’m complaining, for the record. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Win 2013 World Series!

"Lansdowne Street is shown before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Lansdowne Street is shown before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans gather on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Fans gather on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A vendor sells programs on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“A vendor sells programs on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox player Carlton Fisk wears a beard while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Former Boston Red Sox player Carlton Fisk wears a beard while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia breaks his bat during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia breaks his bat during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The cleats of Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino are shown during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“The cleats of Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino are shown during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino rounds the bases after hitting a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino rounds the bases after hitting a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates alongside designated hitter David Ortiz, third baseman Xander Bogaerts, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates alongside designated hitter David Ortiz, third baseman Xander Bogaerts, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury react after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury react after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha looks down during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha looks down during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“ Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew lunges for a ball during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“ Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew lunges for a ball during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury gets caught in a run down during the eighth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury gets caught in a run down during the eighth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz score on an RBI single by right fielder Shane Victorino during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz score on an RBI single by right fielder Shane Victorino during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey reacts after the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey reacts after the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross points during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross points during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

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“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tips his cap after exiting the game in the seventh inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs from the bullpen during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs from the bullpen during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross, and teammates react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross, and teammates react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fireworks explode over the Green Monster as Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Fireworks explode over the Green Monster as Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell raises the World Series trophy  after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell raises the World Series trophy after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

So there it is. 
 
The Boston Red Sox are the champions of the world and my long time dream of working for the team and photographing them win the World Series has come true. 
 
It still hasn’t completely sunk in, to be honest, but I’m finally finding a little bit of time to at least get this post together and reflect on this whole experience. 
 
I’m thrilled that we were ultimately able to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, but I’ll start off by acknowledging that had we lost, I still would have felt incredibly lucky to have been a part of this year’s run during the regular season, through the playoffs, and into the World Series. There are journalists, writers, photographers, and other team employees of all types that go their entire careers without the chance to work a World Series, let alone win one. I think that’s important to keep in mind. In no way do I take this opportunity for granted. 
 
Shooting for a team as opposed to a newspaper or magazine or wire service is different in that you’re far more invested in the team’s performance. Not only is that notion of journalistic independence from your subjects gone, but your life revolves around the organization. You spend every day at the Park. You work with people from all parts of the organization, from media relations to marketing to baseball operations to the players and coaches themselves. Just as Major Leaguers make it their goal to win the World Series every year, I go about my work with the same mentality: bring it every day and do my part to make that happen. It must be the athlete in me. 
 
Our left fielder, Jonny Gomes, said it best over the microphone at a gathering with players and front office members just hours after the team won: “You guys are champs, too.”
 
This year has been unlike any other Boston has ever seen, and this was the perfect ending to a tragic but inspirational story that has grown since Marathon Monday back in April. I feel lucky to have done my part in documenting all the great work the Boston Red Sox organization has done in response to help heal the city, from charity events to pre-game ceremonies to thrilling wins. From the first game back at Fenway after the bombings to the game six of the World Series, this organization has embodied what “Boston Strong” is all about. It became the common thread that kept everyone together. 
 
I got my first taste of the playoffs last year in Baltimore while shooting two games of the ALDS between the Orioles and the Yankees at Camden Yards, but from a professional standpoint, this year’s playoff experience was constructive and valuable for me. With the playoffs comes a whole new set of responsibilities: arranging photo positions in the pits, working to accommodate scores of photographers from all over the world in your home stadium, traveling to work in other cities and stadiums, and pushing images out at a pace, quantity, and quality bigger and better than usual. Many of these things I hadn’t dealt with before. It’s all great fun, but it is a grind. Needless to say, I have yet to catch up on sleep, and I’m glad that these games are over for awhile. They were tense, to say the least, and watching them was both physically and emotionally exhausting at times. 
 
Baseball’s biggest stage also brings the world’s most talented sports photographers and editors into one place, so as a young photographer, it was a pleasure to meet so many shooters whose work I admire, and to re-connect with colleagues I’ve met before. 
 
This job is demanding and at times very grueling, so I’m thankful to many people for helping me along the way. I owe thanks to all my family and friends for their unconditional love, support, and understanding (even the O’s and Yankees fans, people who think baseball is boring, etc.). I also owe thanks to all those in the Red Sox community, and in particular, to the photography staff I work with. Mike, Brita, Cindy, Brian, Steve, Cummo and Marissa are all ridiculously talented photographers, and more importantly, are all great people. I’m honored to have gotten the opportunities I’ve had as a part of that group. 
 
Here are the photos from the game six victory! Thanks so much for following along all season. It’s been a dream come true.

Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 3.

"Boston Red Sox pitchers stretch before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers stretch before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa walks toward left field before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa walks toward left field before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"A young Boston Red Sox fan poses for a photograph before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“A young Boston Red Sox fan poses for a photograph before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"The sun sets over Busch Stadium before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“The sun sets over Busch Stadium before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Fans wave towels during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Fans wave towels during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury bobbles a fly ball during the third inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury bobbles a fly ball during the third inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts hits a triple during the fifth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts hits a triple during the fifth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino points as he scores during the eighth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino points as he scores during the eighth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava slides into second base as shortstop Pete Kozma turns a double play during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava slides into second base as shortstop Pete Kozma turns a double play during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly exits the game during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly exits the game during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow exits the game during the seventh inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow exits the game during the seventh inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out catcher Yadier Molina during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out catcher Yadier Molina during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is called for an interference error as St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig runs toward home to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series  Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is called for an interference error as St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig runs toward home to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues with home plate umpire Dana DeMuth after third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for an interference error by third base umpire Jim Joyce allowing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues with home plate umpire Dana DeMuth after third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for an interference error by third base umpire Jim Joyce allowing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Umpires walk off the field after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2013 World Series on a fielder's interference call in the ninth inning by third base umpire Jim Joyce Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Umpires walk off the field after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2013 World Series on a fielder’s interference call in the ninth inning by third base umpire Jim Joyce Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

It was an absolutely crazy ending to a back and forth game three of the World Series out here in St. Louis. I don’t know what to make of how the game ended, and don’t have much time to post about it right now. 

Here are the photos I shot from my elevated position along the first base line at Busch Stadium. We’ll see how it goes tonight. Hoping for a Red Sox win to even the series!

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: 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!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, August 29, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bobbles a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bobbles a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino leaps over the outfield wall after making a catch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino leaps over the outfield wall after making a catch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury claps after stealing second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury claps after stealing second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A bit late on these, but here are a few photos from the last of the Red Sox three game series against the Orioles last week. I took out the 600mm lens again for this game, so it was interesting to be forced to shoot everything really tight. It’s certainly a challenge and makes you think differently about framing and composition. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 vs. Seattle Mariners.

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias dives towards second base during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller makes an error while fielding a ground ball during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red SoxTuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller makes an error while fielding a ground ball during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red SoxTuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives back to first base after getting caught in a rundown during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives back to first base after getting caught in a rundown during the fourth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox icenter fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox icenter fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek hugs designated hitter David Ortiz in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek hugs designated hitter David Ortiz in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Late after last night’s game, Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Cy-Young winning starting pitcher, Jake Peavy. I’m sad to see Iglesias go. He’s the type of baseball player I love watching most – slick in the infield, scrappy on the bases, and dependable at the plate. 

Here are a few photos of him during his last game in a Red Sox uniform, as well as a few others from the night. It was a good win for the Sox in the first of a three game series against the Seattle Mariners.