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: 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.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia applies a tag on Danny Valencia as he tags up at home plate during the third inning inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia applies a tag on Danny Valencia as he tags up at home plate during the third inning inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes runs into the wall after fielding a base hit during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes runs into the wall after fielding a base hit during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes hits a double during the second inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles "

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes hits a double during the second inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli runs beneath a Jimmy Fund Month sign Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli runs beneath a Jimmy Fund Month sign Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Jimmy Fund chorus play before singing the National Anthem Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Jimmy Fund chorus play before singing the National Anthem Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s good to be back at Fenway after a few weeks off, particularly during a big series between the Red Sox and the Orioles. I tried to mix it up last night, so I shot from the center field camera well with the 600mm lens that we have here temporarily. I didn’t get much in the way of crazy action, but it’s still refreshing to have a different look.

There are also a few Jimmy Fund photos posted here, as there are lots of ceremonies and recognitions in honor of Jimmy Fund Month at Fenway Park.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 vs. Seattle Mariners.

"Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate as shortstop Stephen Drew runs to first base after hitting the game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate as shortstop Stephen Drew runs to first base after hitting the game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates mob shortstop Stephen Drew after Drew hits a game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates mob shortstop Stephen Drew after Drew hits a game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans help drop the American flag over the Green Monster during a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans help drop the American flag over the Green Monster during a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt throws toward first base during the seventh inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt throws toward first base during the seventh inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Humberto Quintero at home plate during the sixth inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Humberto Quintero at home plate during the sixth inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds first base after a two-run home run during to give the Red sox a 4-3 lead during the seventh inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds first base after a two-run home run during to give the Red sox a 4-3 lead during the seventh inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava breaks his bat during the tenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava breaks his bat during the tenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brandon Snyder slides into second base and evades a tag by second baseman Nick Franklin during the fourteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brandon Snyder slides into second base and evades a tag by second baseman Nick Franklin during the fourteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on Brendan Ryan at second base during the twelfth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on Brendan Ryan at second base during the twelfth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Five Hours. Three Minutes. Fifteen Innings.

That’s what it took to finish last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners. I think this was, by time, the longest game I’ve ever shot, even though I covered an 18 inning game here last season.

The Sox have been clutch in the late-game situations this year, so knowing that we’ve had plenty of walk-off winning photos from down low, I decided to mix things up and go up high for a different vantage point. Early in the ninth inning, I went to the upper deck in left field, hoping for a walk-off win. Seven innings later, I got what I was hoping for. 

Although this game went well past midnight, and I had to change my captions from July to August, it was worth the wait. The win looked really nice from my spot, and to me, there’s no better feeling than getting a good picture. Here are those photos, as well as a selection of others from throughout the night (in no particular order – I’m too sleepy still to think about it).

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Jose Molina at home plate during the inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Jose Molina at home plate during the inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias applies a tag during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias applies a tag during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox reliever Alex Wilson delivers during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox reliever Alex Wilson delivers during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox 2013 First Round Draft Pick Trey Ball speaks with the media after participating in Red Sox batting practice during his first visit to Fenway Park as a member of the organization Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox 2013 First Round Draft Pick Trey Ball speaks with the media after participating in Red Sox batting practice during his first visit to Fenway Park as a member of the organization Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

One day, there are pictures everywhere you look. The next, you can’t get a picture anywhere. That’s how baseball is, and last night’s game was slow – really slow. Aside from the play at the plate photo above, nothing really happened. I think all of Boston’s energy was focused on the Bruins, who were playing just down the road at the Garden playing in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Although the Sox lost and there weren’t many pictures, it was still neat to be working at a sold out baseball game while the same city’s hockey team was playing at the same time across town. Only in Boston. 

That’s it for baseball for me for awhile, as I’m traveling abroad for some exciting work. More to come soon!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, June 9, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the   eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play over second baseman Howie Kendrick during the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielders Mike Carp (left), Jacoby Ellsbury (center), and Daniel Nava (right) meet during a pitching change in the  eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielders Mike Carp (left), Jacoby Ellsbury (center), and Daniel Nava (right) meet during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino congratulates a Red Sox graduating Scholar during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino congratulates a Red Sox graduating Scholar during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The graduating class of Boston Red Sox scholars line up alongside Red Sox players during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The graduating class of Boston Red Sox scholars line up alongside Red Sox players during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

For me, Sunday was more about what happened before the game than the game itself, which I was okay with after shooting two really long games the day before.

The graduating class of Red Sox Scholars were on hand to be recognized during a ceremony before the game, which proves to be a busy day for everyone involved every year. Our photo crew was in early in the morning to shoot head shots of all the graduates and inductees across the street at Fenway High School. After shooting those, we broke down our lights and were quickly back over to the stadium to shoot group photos in front of the scoreboard followed by the pre-game ceremony itself. 

A busy end to a long weekend. Here are the highlights from the day. 

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!

Photos: Red Sox Catcher Saltalamacchia Visits Furnace Brook Middle.

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia laughs as he gets into a second vehicle after the first was forced to pull over due to a flat tire on Route 3 in Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia laughs as he gets into a second vehicle after the first was forced to pull over due to a flat tire on Route 3 in Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia speaks to students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia speaks to students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia poses for a photograph with students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia poses for a photograph with students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Students listen as Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia speaks at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Students listen as Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia speaks at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia poses for a photograph with students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia poses for a photograph with students at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the Rally Against Cancer Program, a collaborative effort between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund to raise money for cancer research and care.”

You may notice that the first photo above isn’t quite like the others. That’s because on our way to Furnace Brook Middle School today for a visit with Boston Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the SUV we were being driven in caught a flat tire and we were forced to pull over on the side of Route 3 near Marshfield, MA.

Salty was really cool about the delay, and we all sat in the car listening to country music for about fifteen minutes until a backup car showed up. I snapped a few quick photos as we changed cars on the side of the highway, and we moved on.

The event itself went fine. Our flat tire fiasco combined with a gym full of screaming middle schoolers made for an interesting morning. Never a dull moment.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, April 11, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks spits before a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks spits before a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks spits before a game against the Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts in the dugout before a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia blocks a wild pitch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia blocks a wild pitch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into third base during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into third base during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hits his sixth home run of the season during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hits his sixth home run of the season during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis looks on during the fourth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis looks on during the fourth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I shot the rubber match of the first season series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles last night. It turned out to be a good one, particularly throughout the first half of the game.  

I’ve shot tons of games, but it was good to use last night to get back into the rhythm of shooting baseball again. When it comes to action photos, I think I’m still in tennis mode.

Someone who’s not having an issue with timing, however, is Chris Davis, the O’s first baseman who already has six home runs on the season. The photo up above is of the one he hit last night, which I knew was gone as soon as it left the bat.