Boston Red Sox Photos: Friday, April 29, 2017 vs. Chicago Cubs.

The defending world champion Chicago Cubs are at Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox for the first time since 2014. This is a high profile series with a lot of story lines: the return of Theo Epstein after breaking yet another baseball curse, the return of former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Koji Uehara, and the coming together of some of baseball’s brightest young stars in Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, and others.

Here are images from the first game –  a Red Sox win.

Baltimore Orioles Photography: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 vs. Boston Red Sox

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro turns a double play in the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds fields a ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Darnell McDonald looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Baltimore."

This entire week has been disgustingly hot, and last Wednesday was no exception. There’s nothing like a 12:35 p.m. baseball game right at the peak of a 105 plus degree day. 

I was drenched in sweat within five minutes of shooting, but I was happy with what I got. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned:” On days like this, seek the spot closest to the dugout to catch a draft from the huge blowing fan.