Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, September 21, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox honored David Ortiz yesterday, who returned home to Fenway Park for the first time since hitting his 500th career home run. The slugger was joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former players Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield, and Jason Varitek, and other Red Sox executives and ownership. 

Here are some moments from the ceremony, as well as from an exciting game to follow. After a back and forth battle and several lead changes, shortstop Xander Bogaerts was able to finally seal the win with an eighth inning grand slam, and some great reactions after!

One game down in the last home stand of the 2015 season!

Photos: Pedro Martinez Inducted Into Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

I’m back in Boston after an incredible couple of days in Cooperstown, New York, where I was sent to shoot the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend. Former Red Sox pitcher, Pedro Martinez, was inducted as a member of the class of 2015 alongside Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, and Randy Johnson.

This was my first visit to Cooperstown, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I quickly learned that the weekend was going to be a busy one, with seemingly one event, press conference, parade, private party, or appearance happening after the other. It was exhausting, but also an experience I won’t forget for quite some time. 

It was neat to be around so many legends of the game at one time, particularly some that I grew up watching.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have gone! Here is a gallery of photos from the weekend in Cooperstown, as well as the number retirement ceremony back here at Fenway Park.

Photos: Pedro Martinez Selected Into Baseball Hall Of Fame.

This afternoon, Boston Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez was selected to enter the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, alongside Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio.

Pedro, one of the all time nicest guys and great subjects to photograph, was in Boston during the announcement, so the Red Sox photography staff was on hand to document the day. These are a few images from the press conference, as well as some behinds the scenes moments inside Fenway Park. 

I had a lot of fun shooting today! Congrats to the new Hall of Famers.

Photos: Castiglione, Clemens, Nomar, Pedro Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame.

"The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.'

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.’

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

Red Sox Hall of Fame day is always a special one around Fenway Park, and this year’s induction was particularly memorable. Yesterday, broadcaster Joe Castiglione, former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, and former pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were inducted as the newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame. 

This was a busy day of shooting, but it was a pleasure to be on hand for this event and hear so many stories from those guys’ careers. 

Here are the highlights from the Hall of Fame luncheon, pre-game ceremony, and game. I also threw in some photos of former Boston College baseball player and ALS fundraiser, Pete Frates, accepting the recently trending Ice Bucket Challenge in front of the Green Monster and of the “Rocket” Roger Clemens throwing batting practice to his kids before the game.

Enjoy!

Photos and Video: Boston Red Sox Honor 2004 Championship Team.

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"Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings during the 2004 team reunion at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings during the 2004 team reunion at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"A banner is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“A banner is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and son Gehrig are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and son Gehrig are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitchers Derek Lowe and Pedro Martinez are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitchers Derek Lowe and Pedro Martinez are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox players walk off the field after being introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox players walk off the field after being introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

"The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014."

“The Boston Red Sox host a pre-game ceremony honoring the ten year anniversary and team reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 28, 2014.”

It’s been ten years since the Boston Red Sox ended the 86-year “Curse of the Bambino” and won their first World Series title since 1918. That legendary 2004 team is back in Boston this week, and last night, they took part in a ceremony before a game against the Atlanta Braves.

It’s always neat to see all these guys come back to Fenway Park. Here’s a quick multimedia piece we produced for the Red Sox Instagram account, as well as some stills from the ceremony.

Photos: Pedro Martinez Visits Furnace Brook Middle.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez speaks to students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez speaks to students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez hugs a student during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez hugs a student during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez poses for a selfie with students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez poses for a selfie with students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez high fives students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez high fives students during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez throws pitches with Marshfield Police Officers during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez throws pitches with Marshfield Police Officers during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez wears sunglasses as he dances during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez wears sunglasses as he dances during a visit to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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.”

I had the opportunity to ride along with three-time Cy Young award winner and Boston Red Sox all-time great, Pedro Martinez, yesterday as he visited Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts. 

Unlike last year’s visit to Furnace Brook when we blew a tire on the side of the highway with then Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on board, this year’s ride was smooth. The event itself was just as fun as it was last year. 

Pedro is a great subject for photos, but also a very genuine person. He was totally willing with his time and insistent on meeting as many of the students as he possibly could. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony.

"The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Josten's representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Josten’s representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s great to be back in baseball season, and we had a memorable Opening Day to begin the 2014 baseball season here at Fenway Park. In following our tradition, we were here early to shoot the sunrise over the park. This year, we shot video as well, and produced the quick video piece posted above for the Red Sox Instagram account. 

Minutes after the sun came up, an armored truck carrying a special delivery showed up to the ballpark. 

The truck was, of course, hauling the hardware. The 2013 World Series rings had arrived for a special pre-game ring ceremony honoring the 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox. These are some of the highlights from a fantastic ceremony.

Happy baseball season!

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!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Lindsay Buchholz, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, participates in the WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon fundraiser Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Lindsay Buchholz, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, participates in the WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon fundraiser Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Kim Doubront, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront, participates in the WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon fundraiser Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Kim Doubront, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront, participates in the WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon fundraiser Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez signs autographs for fans before a Jimmy Fund pre-game ceremony Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez signs autographs for fans before a Jimmy Fund pre-game ceremony Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Relatives of Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks, stand on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Relatives of Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks, stand on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A photograph of Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks, is displayed on the video board Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Members of Collier's family were in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch."

“A photograph of Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks, is displayed on the video board Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Members of Collier’s family were in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.”

"An member of the MIT Color Guard stands on the field Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts before a ceremonial first pitch ceremony honoring Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks."

“An member of the MIT Color Guard stands on the field Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts before a ceremonial first pitch ceremony honoring Sean Collier, an MIT Police Officer who was killed during the Boston Marathon attacks.”

"Fenway Park is shown at dusk during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, August 28, 2013."

“Fenway Park is shown at dusk during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, August 28, 2013.”

There was a lot going on here at Fenway Park last night before the second of a three game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. 

As August nears an end, so does Jimmy Fund month sponsored by the Red Sox. Along with WEEI Radio and the New England Sports Network (NESN), the Red Sox raised over $3 million dollars for cancer research in just two days via the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. As is routine, some of the Red Sox player wives got on the phones yesterday to make calls and accept donations. 

In addition, the team honored Sean Collier, the MIT Police Officer killed during the attacks of the Boston Marathon, by inviting members of his family to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Collier was a regular donor to the Jimmy Fund. 

These are a mix of photos from those two events.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“The 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team greets fans as they are driven around Fenway Park in Duck Boats during a special pre-game ceremony Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar and pitcher Pedro Martinez takes part in a pre-game ceremony with the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke throws out the ceremonial first pitch as members of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team watch behind him during a special pre-game ceremony Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

“A Boston Red Sox logo cut in the center field grass at Fenway Park is shown Tuesday, September 25, 2012.”

We’ve reached the point of the season in Boston where the actual games themselves have become overshadowed in importance by other story lines going on. The Red Sox played their last two home games of the 2012 season this week, bringing a close to the 100th anniversary season at Fenway Park. 

On Tuesday night, members of the 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team came back to Boston to greet fans. They were carted around the field in three Duck Tour boats, a throwback to the championship parade in Boston in 2004. 

It was a pretty hectic event to shoot, but it was a lot of fun, and neat to see that incredible team all in one place!