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!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Win 2013 World Series!

"Lansdowne Street is shown before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Lansdowne Street is shown before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans gather on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Fans gather on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A vendor sells programs on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“A vendor sells programs on Yawkey Way before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox player Carlton Fisk wears a beard while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Former Boston Red Sox player Carlton Fisk wears a beard while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia breaks his bat during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia breaks his bat during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The cleats of Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino are shown during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“The cleats of Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino are shown during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino rounds the bases after hitting a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino rounds the bases after hitting a three-RBI double during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates alongside designated hitter David Ortiz, third baseman Xander Bogaerts, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates alongside designated hitter David Ortiz, third baseman Xander Bogaerts, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury react after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury react after scoring on an RBI double by right fielder Shane Victorino during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha looks down during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha looks down during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“ Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew lunges for a ball during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“ Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew lunges for a ball during the third inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury gets caught in a run down during the eighth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury gets caught in a run down during the eighth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz score on an RBI single by right fielder Shane Victorino during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz score on an RBI single by right fielder Shane Victorino during the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey delivers during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey reacts after the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey reacts after the fourth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross points during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross points during the first inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

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“Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tips his cap after exiting the game in the seventh inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs from the bullpen during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs from the bullpen during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game six of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross, and teammates react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross, and teammates react after recording the final out to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fireworks explode over the Green Monster as Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Fireworks explode over the Green Monster as Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell raises the World Series trophy  after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell raises the World Series trophy after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

So there it is. 
 
The Boston Red Sox are the champions of the world and my long time dream of working for the team and photographing them win the World Series has come true. 
 
It still hasn’t completely sunk in, to be honest, but I’m finally finding a little bit of time to at least get this post together and reflect on this whole experience. 
 
I’m thrilled that we were ultimately able to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, but I’ll start off by acknowledging that had we lost, I still would have felt incredibly lucky to have been a part of this year’s run during the regular season, through the playoffs, and into the World Series. There are journalists, writers, photographers, and other team employees of all types that go their entire careers without the chance to work a World Series, let alone win one. I think that’s important to keep in mind. In no way do I take this opportunity for granted. 
 
Shooting for a team as opposed to a newspaper or magazine or wire service is different in that you’re far more invested in the team’s performance. Not only is that notion of journalistic independence from your subjects gone, but your life revolves around the organization. You spend every day at the Park. You work with people from all parts of the organization, from media relations to marketing to baseball operations to the players and coaches themselves. Just as Major Leaguers make it their goal to win the World Series every year, I go about my work with the same mentality: bring it every day and do my part to make that happen. It must be the athlete in me. 
 
Our left fielder, Jonny Gomes, said it best over the microphone at a gathering with players and front office members just hours after the team won: “You guys are champs, too.”
 
This year has been unlike any other Boston has ever seen, and this was the perfect ending to a tragic but inspirational story that has grown since Marathon Monday back in April. I feel lucky to have done my part in documenting all the great work the Boston Red Sox organization has done in response to help heal the city, from charity events to pre-game ceremonies to thrilling wins. From the first game back at Fenway after the bombings to the game six of the World Series, this organization has embodied what “Boston Strong” is all about. It became the common thread that kept everyone together. 
 
I got my first taste of the playoffs last year in Baltimore while shooting two games of the ALDS between the Orioles and the Yankees at Camden Yards, but from a professional standpoint, this year’s playoff experience was constructive and valuable for me. With the playoffs comes a whole new set of responsibilities: arranging photo positions in the pits, working to accommodate scores of photographers from all over the world in your home stadium, traveling to work in other cities and stadiums, and pushing images out at a pace, quantity, and quality bigger and better than usual. Many of these things I hadn’t dealt with before. It’s all great fun, but it is a grind. Needless to say, I have yet to catch up on sleep, and I’m glad that these games are over for awhile. They were tense, to say the least, and watching them was both physically and emotionally exhausting at times. 
 
Baseball’s biggest stage also brings the world’s most talented sports photographers and editors into one place, so as a young photographer, it was a pleasure to meet so many shooters whose work I admire, and to re-connect with colleagues I’ve met before. 
 
This job is demanding and at times very grueling, so I’m thankful to many people for helping me along the way. I owe thanks to all my family and friends for their unconditional love, support, and understanding (even the O’s and Yankees fans, people who think baseball is boring, etc.). I also owe thanks to all those in the Red Sox community, and in particular, to the photography staff I work with. Mike, Brita, Cindy, Brian, Steve, Cummo and Marissa are all ridiculously talented photographers, and more importantly, are all great people. I’m honored to have gotten the opportunities I’ve had as a part of that group. 
 
Here are the photos from the game six victory! Thanks so much for following along all season. It’s been a dream come true.

Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 3.

"Boston Red Sox pitchers stretch before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers stretch before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa walks toward left field before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa walks toward left field before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"A young Boston Red Sox fan poses for a photograph before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“A young Boston Red Sox fan poses for a photograph before game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"The sun sets over Busch Stadium before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“The sun sets over Busch Stadium before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Starting lineups are introduced during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Fans wave towels during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Fans wave towels during a pre-game ceremony before game three of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury bobbles a fly ball during the third inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury bobbles a fly ball during the third inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts hits a triple during the fifth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts hits a triple during the fifth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino points as he scores during the eighth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino points as he scores during the eighth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava slides into second base as shortstop Pete Kozma turns a double play during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava slides into second base as shortstop Pete Kozma turns a double play during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly exits the game during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly exits the game during the sixth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow exits the game during the seventh inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow exits the game during the seventh inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out catcher Yadier Molina during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out catcher Yadier Molina during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is called for an interference error as St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig runs toward home to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series  Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is called for an interference error as St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig runs toward home to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues with home plate umpire Dana DeMuth after third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for an interference error by third base umpire Jim Joyce allowing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues with home plate umpire Dana DeMuth after third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for an interference error by third base umpire Jim Joyce allowing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Allen Craig to score the game winning run during the ninth inning of game three of the 2013 World Series Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Umpires walk off the field after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2013 World Series on a fielder's interference call in the ninth inning by third base umpire Jim Joyce Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Umpires walk off the field after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2013 World Series on a fielder’s interference call in the ninth inning by third base umpire Jim Joyce Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

It was an absolutely crazy ending to a back and forth game three of the World Series out here in St. Louis. I don’t know what to make of how the game ended, and don’t have much time to post about it right now. 

Here are the photos I shot from my elevated position along the first base line at Busch Stadium. We’ll see how it goes tonight. Hoping for a Red Sox win to even the series!

Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 2.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Again, I don’t have much time today to post, but I wanted to get this up before the end of the day. A tough loss for the Red Sox last night in game two of the World Series.

Overall, it wasn’t a huge night for action photos from my spot along third base, but here are the highlights. On to game three!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Advance to 2013 World Series.

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrate after right fielder Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrate after right fielder Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead grand slam home run during the seventh inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning of game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and teammates celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and teammates celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli jumps on right fielder Jonny Gomes after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli jumps on right fielder Jonny Gomes after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry is presented with the League Championship trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry is presented with the League Championship trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara holds the ALCS MVP trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara holds the ALCS MVP trophy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Jonny Gomes give an ice bath to pitcher Jake Peavy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Jonny Gomes give an ice bath to pitcher Jake Peavy during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after receiving an ice bath during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after receiving an ice bath during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway gestures to fans during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp sprays Champagne during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Carp sprays Champagne during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia pours beer on manager John Farrell during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia pours beer on manager John Farrell during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes wears an 'Ironsides' Red Sox bathrobe as he celebrates during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes wears an ‘Ironsides’ Red Sox bathrobe as he celebrates during an on-field celebration after winning game six of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers and advancing to the World Series Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s hard to believe, but the Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series. As I’m sure you can imagine, things are absolutely crazy around here in preparations for game one tomorrow night, so I don’t have a lot of time to collect my thoughts and write them here.

I will say, though, that getting to this point has been a dream of mine since I started shooting baseball four seasons ago. I never thought it would come so soon, so I don’t take this opportunity for granted at all. Many journalists go their entire careers working to cover something like the World Series, so regardless of whether the Sox win or lose, I’m thrilled to be here.

When it’s all over, I’ll find time to post more, but for now, here are the photos from the clinching Game Six of the American League Championship Series. I decided to pick up in the seventh inning, when Shane Victorino hit an incredibly timely and dramatic go-ahead grand slam home run to essentially punch Boston a ticket to the World Series. The rest go in chronological order throughout the end of the game and into the post-game celebrations.

Here’s hoping for a World Series Championship in Boston! More to come this week.

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: Thursday, August 29, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bobbles a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bobbles a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino leaps over the outfield wall after making a catch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino leaps over the outfield wall after making a catch during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury claps after stealing second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury claps after stealing second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A bit late on these, but here are a few photos from the last of the Red Sox three game series against the Orioles last week. I took out the 600mm lens again for this game, so it was interesting to be forced to shoot everything really tight. It’s certainly a challenge and makes you think differently about framing and composition. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, August 4, 2013 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks.

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino leaps the wall as he attempts to make a catch during the third inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino leaps the wall as he attempts to make a catch during the third inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew slides into third base on a hit and run play during the fifth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew slides into third base on a hit and run play during the fifth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt lays down a bunt during the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt lays down a bunt during the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp catches a fly ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp catches a fly ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront and shortstop Stephen Drew chat during the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront and shortstop Stephen Drew chat during the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here are a few photos from the end of quite a busy home stand here at Fenway Park. Aside from the Victorino play above, there wasn’t much out of the ordinary that happened yesterday. These are mostly basic stock action photos. 

Time for a few days without baseball to shoot.

Photos: Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino Celebrates National Hot Dog Day.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tasted a hot dog recipe during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tastes a Red Sox themed hot dog recipe during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino smiles during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Grilled hot dogs are shown during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Grilled hot dogs are shown during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino signs autographs during a National Hot Dog Day tasting contest sponsored by Kayem Franks at the Landing at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, July 23, 2013.”

I’m finally finding time to catch up on my recent Red Sox work after a busy week and weekend. This first post goes back to last Tuesday, which also happened to be National Hot Dog Day.

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino made an appearance at the Long Wharf in downtown Boston during a Hot Dog Day celebration sponsored by Kayem Franks (more commonly known as ‘Fenway Franks’). To recognize the day, Kayem and Victorino announced a “lucky dog” contest, during which a winning hot dog recipe was chosen to be sold during games at Fenway Park. Shane deemed the ‘Big Puppi’ hot dog the winner. Here is the story. 

This was a fun event to shoot.