Photos: Pitching, Hitting Clinics at Fenway.

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell instructs two boys during a private pitching lesson, won as an auction item, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell gives pitching instructions during a private pitching lesson, won as a Red Sox community auction item, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli watch as clients take batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli watch as clients take batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli watch as a guest takes batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli watch as a guest takes batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014.”

"A young guest high fives first baseman Mike Napoli after taking batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014."

“A young guest high fives first baseman Mike Napoli after taking batting practice during a Wise company corporate sponsorship appreciation event on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 17, 2014.”

Here’s a quick post from a few of the events happening around the Park this morning. The first photo is from a private pitching lesson with Boston Red Sox manager, John Farrell. The last three are from a sponsorship event with appearances by first baseman Mike Napoli and left fielder Jonny Gomes. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 17, 2014 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Fans watch batting practice in the Green Monster seats before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Fans watch batting practice in the Green Monster seats before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"The 2013 World Champion flag is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“The 2013 World Champion flag is shown before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox  first baseman Mike Napoli reaches into the stands to catch a foul ball during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli reaches into the stands to catch a foul ball during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs during a mound visit during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs during a mound visit during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tosses the ball as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tosses the ball as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino avoids a tag from pitcher Rick Porcello during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino avoids a tag from pitcher Rick Porcello during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with the home plate umpire after right fielder Shane Victorino was called for interference while running out a ground ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with the home plate umpire after right fielder Shane Victorino was called for interference while running out a ground ball during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gestures after Detroit defeated the Boston Red Sox  at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gestures after Detroit defeated the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 17, 2014.”

Last night was a tough one for the Red Sox, as they faced the Detroit Tigers in the first series at Fenway Park since the American League Championship Series last post season

Here are a few selects from the game. Hopefully a better show tonight!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 vs. Texas Rangers.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fields a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Sunlight passes through a window during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged out in a double play by shortstop Elvis Andrus during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies a tag to right fielder Alex Rios during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus as he attempts to steal second base during the fourth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy delivers during the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross attempts to tag out shortstop Elvis Andrus during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks off the field after speaking with an umpire during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stands in center field during the sixth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Xander Bogaerts reacts after being tagged out during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches the ball fair as hits a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates alongside Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera reacts after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 9, 2014.”

Yesterday was a great end to the first homestand of the Boston Red Sox season. A 4:00 PM start time against the Texas Rangers had me excited to hunt for golden light and deep shadows, and that’s what I found. 

Beautiful light combined with vintage late inning dramatics from David Ortiz made for a good day of shooting all around. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Game Two is tonight!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, July 29, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call.”

"Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s seems like the Tampa Bay Rays have replaced the Yankees as the Red Sox’ biggest rivals. Last night was a sure sign that things between the two teams atop the AL East are starting to heat up. 

After an incredibly beautiful few innings of sunsets and cloud formations followed by a torrential downpour and subsequent rain delay, the Sox put a rally together to try and tie the game up at 2-2. It seems as though that would have happened in the eighth inning but for a self-admitted blown call by home plate umpire Jerry Meals on a play at the plate. 

From my post at third base, it looked like Daniel Nava, who tried to score on a sacrifice fly, was safe. Who knows. Regardless, it was an eventful night for photos despite a low score. 

Let’s hope the Sox stay competitive down the stretch. I’m looking forward to shooting this playoff race. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, April 14, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. walks toward the on-deck circle during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. walks toward the on-deck circle during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into home during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into home during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes a lead during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes a lead during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks toward the dugout after a mound visit during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell walks toward the dugout after a mound visit during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A fan walks up stairs in the Big Concourse at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 14, 2013."

“A fan walks up stairs in the Big Concourse at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 14, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. waits in the on-deck circle during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. waits in the on-deck circle during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Buchholz held a no hitter through eight innings."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Buchholz held a no hitter through eight innings.”

"Members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans await an honorary pre-game ceremony Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans await an honorary pre-game ceremony Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here is a set of my images from today’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays.

There was a lot going on around the park, so this is a mismatch of both the game action and features I shot. Clay Buchholz was dealing today, and pitched seven innings of no hit baseball. Go figure, seconds after I got down to the third base photo pit in hopes of some celebration photos, Rays second baseman Kelly Johnson broke up the no-no with a broken bat single to right field.

That’s how it goes.

More to come tomorrow from the Marathon Monday game. Enjoy!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wakefield Named Honorary Chairman.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield gives a press conferences to announce his return to the organization as the Honorary Chariman of the Red Sox Foundation and Special Assignment Instructor Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield gives a press conferences to announce his return to the organization as the Honorary Chariman of the Red Sox Foundation and Special Assignment Instructor Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Boston Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino introduces former pitcher Tim Wakefield as the Honorary Chariman of the Red Sox Foundation and Special Assignment Instructor Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino introduces former pitcher Tim Wakefield as the Honorary Chariman of the Red Sox Foundation and Special Assignment Instructor Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell gives a press conference after a game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to inclement weather Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell gives a press conference after a game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to inclement weather Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

The game last night was postponed due to rain, so I shot two press conferences instead.

The first was an ordinary presser with Red Sox Manager, John Farrell. The second was to announce former knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield, as the Honorary Chairman of the Red Sox Foundation and as Special Assignment Instructor to the team. 

Click here to watch a quick video from the press conference. I even made a little appearance in it once or twice!