Boston Red Sox Photos: 2017 Opening Day.

We’re back at it again! The 2017 season is underway, as the Boston Red Sox held Opening Day at Fenway Park this afternoon. The team honored the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots with a special pre-game ceremony. There’s never a dull moment when you have personalities like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in the same place. The Patriots players had fun with the ceremony, which made for some lighter photos. 

On the field, the Red Sox looked good. Rookie Andrew Benintendi hit a 3-run home run to give the team an Opening Day win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

This is my sixth Opening Day shooting for the Red Sox, and eighth overall. Is that right?! It’s hard to believe. It’s always a long day, but a lot of fun. 

I have lots more coming from this season!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Pre-Opening Day Workouts.

The Boston Red Sox are back at Fenway Park, after a productive Spring Training and a weekend trip to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Today, the squad held a workout at Fenway Park in advance of tomorrow’s Opening Day.

These are a few images from the afternoon.

Photos: 2015 Boston Red Sox Opening Day.

 

Baseball is back in Boston! Yesterday was a long, busy day for the Red Sox photography department, but also a day filled with amazing photo opportunities.

The Red Sox paid tribute to the New England Patriots, who won their fourth Super Bowl this year. Quarterback Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick, Team President Jonathan Kraft, and Team Owner Robert Kraft were introduced on field. The Red Sox also inducted ALS Survivor Pete Frates as an official member of the team, and recognized local kids as part of the new Calling All Kids initiative.

During the game, it was the Mookie Betts show, as he hits a three-run home run, robbed a home run in center field, and displayed some heads up base running. An exciting pre-game ceremony and a 9-4 Red Sox win made for a great start to the season!

I’ll be sure to post often as the season goes on – my fourth for the Red Sox, sixth for MLB, and first as a full-time Staff Photographer.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Opening Day 2013.

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fans atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park watch the first inning of the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“An American flag covers the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles line up during a pre-game ceremony at the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“A member of the grounds crew prepares the infield dirt before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony during the 2013 home opener at Fenway Park Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Fungo baseball bats are lined up along the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

"Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013."

“Batting helmets are lined up inside the Baltimore Orioles dugout at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 9, 2013.”

It’s hard to believe time has passed so quickly, but yesterday marked the start of my fourth season working as a photographer in Major League Baseball. 

I always love Opening Day, and yesterday at Fenway Park was no exception. We caught a break from the freezing cold that we’ve had up here in Boston, and had a beautiful, sunny, warm afternoon to work in. That, along with all the other familiar sights and sounds that make baseball so perfect, was rejuvenating to say the least. 

It made for a long day, beginning with a 5:00 A.M. arrival at the ballpark and ending with night class and a few hours of editing in the lab at Boston University, but a great day nonetheless. 

Here are some images I made from the pre-game ceremonies and the general scene around Fenway. I threw in a bit of orange and black as well.

It was fantastic to see all the Boston photographers back in the same place, and a pleasure to meet some new ones. Plus, the Red Sox took on my hometown heroes, the Baltimore Orioles.

My two favorite teams and a fresh start. A dream come true for this guy.

Here’s to another season!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Opening Day Sunrise 2013.

"The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013.”

"The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013.”

"The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013.”

"The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener Monday, April 8, 2013.”

Happy Opening Day!

Photos: Fenway Park Prepped for Opening Day 2013.

"An entranceway along Fenway Park's right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“An entranceway along Fenway Park’s right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013.”

"The Opening Day logo is prepared behind home plate at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013."

“The Opening Day logo is prepared behind home plate at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013.”

"The Gatde D entrance to Fenway Park is shown before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013."

“The Gatde D entrance to Fenway Park is shown before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Wednesday, March 27, 2013.”

"Lights are shown at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“Lights are shown at Fenway Park before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Saturday, April 6, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the field before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the field before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013.”

"An entranceway along Fenway Park's right field line is painted in preparation for the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener March 27, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park grounds crew prepare the outfield grass before the 2013 Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, March 26, 2013.”

With the Boston Red Sox 2013 home opener just a day away, I decided to put together a quick post of the prep work I’ve been shooting at Fenway Park over the past several weeks.

It’s been a long, cold winter in Boston, but the forecast calls for a warm, sunny day tomorrow.

I’ll be at the Park before the sun rises. Be sure to check back for Opening Day photos!