Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 Hall Of Fame & Fenway Honors Gala.

The Boston Red Sox introduced the newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame and presented members of the community with the Red Sox Foundation’s “Fenway Honors” award for charitable achievements at the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fenway Honors Gala. The event was held at the Westin Copley Hotel.

Former Red Sox players Kevin Youkilis, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, and the late John Frank “Buck” Freeman were selected as the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees. Alphonso “Al” Green, who has spent the last 44 years working with the Red Sox, was chosen as the non-uniformed inductee.

The Red Sox Hall of Fame also awarded a “Special Achievement” inductee, recognizing the success and accomplishments of a member of the public and the impact they have had on the Red Sox and baseball. The first-ever Special Achievement inductee was Arthur D’Angelo, owner of Twins Enterprises, The Souvenir Store on Jersey Street, and founder of ’47 Brand, a company that produces licensed apparel for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and over 650 colleges.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Monday, July 16, 2012 vs. Chicago White Sox.

“The Roxbury Latin Latonics perform the National Anthem at Fenway Park Monday, July 16, 2012.”

“American Idol winner Kris Allen is interviewed at Fenway Park Monday, July 16, 2012.”

“NASCAR driver Greg Biffle throws out the Ceremonial First Pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox Monday, July 16, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Former Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis gives a curtain call during his first at bat at Fenway Park as a Chicago White Sox Monday, July 16, 2012.”

“Fans take in a game from the Budweiser Roof Deck at Fenway Park Monday, July 16, 2012.”

“Fans take in a game from the Budweiser Roof Deck at Fenway Park Monday, July 16, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzales rounds the bases after hitting a go-ahead three run home run in the eight inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, July 16, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

It feels great to get back to blogging baseball! I shot my first game since getting home from Europe, and I caught a good, busy, exciting night to break me in. 

There were several story lines from the game – celebs in the house beforehand, Kevin Youkilis returning to Fenway as a Chicago White Sox, a beautiful summer night falling over Fenway Park, and some late inning home run heroics from Adrian Gonzales to seal a Red Sox win – and I was proud of myself for getting some good shots from each of them.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Such is the beauty of roaming throughout the stadium during the game. I’m totally mobile, and can focus on several things at the same time if I choose to. That’s something one doesn’t get from shooting in the pits the entire game.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, June 6, 2012 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles turns a double play during the seventh inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis warms up at the top of the dugout during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia walks to the on deck circle during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Chris Richard takes in a field-level view of Fenway Park before singing the National Anthem before the start of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 5, 2012.”

We had an exiting game yesterday between the Red Sox and the hometown hero Orioles. It was back and forth all night until Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending whose side I’m on – I’m still conflicted), the homer wasn’t enough and the Orioles were able to lock up the win the next inning. 

It was nice to have the birds in town and to see some orange and black at Fenway. I parked myself in an empty seat in the front row next to the Sox dugout, and that’s where I stayed for most of the game. It turned out to be a good spot because two fans with orange Eddie Murray jerseys sat down right next to me. 

So, I made some nice frames as I shot baseball while watching the Celtics/Heat game on the TV in front of my seat. Not a bad night. This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I should hang out around that dugout area more often. There’s definitely some nice portraits to be made there.  

Baltimore Orioles Photography: Monday, July 18, 2011 vs. Boston Red Sox

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis throws to first base in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, July 18, 2011 in Baltimore."

"Baltimore Orioles second baseman Robert Andino throws to first base in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 18, 2011 in Baltimore."

Despite playing until 2 a.m. the night before and arriving to Baltimore four hours later, the Red Sox outslugged the Orioles to begin this three game series. I don’t have much to say about this game except that it was quite frustrating to watch. 

These two shots compliment each other nicely, I think. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned:” The Boston Red Sox are really, really good.