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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, June 9, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the   eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play over second baseman Howie Kendrick during the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielders Mike Carp (left), Jacoby Ellsbury (center), and Daniel Nava (right) meet during a pitching change in the  eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielders Mike Carp (left), Jacoby Ellsbury (center), and Daniel Nava (right) meet during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino congratulates a Red Sox graduating Scholar during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino congratulates a Red Sox graduating Scholar during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The graduating class of Boston Red Sox scholars line up alongside Red Sox players during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The graduating class of Boston Red Sox scholars line up alongside Red Sox players during a pre-game ceremony Sunday, June 10, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

For me, Sunday was more about what happened before the game than the game itself, which I was okay with after shooting two really long games the day before.

The graduating class of Red Sox Scholars were on hand to be recognized during a ceremony before the game, which proves to be a busy day for everyone involved every year. Our photo crew was in early in the morning to shoot head shots of all the graduates and inductees across the street at Fenway High School. After shooting those, we broke down our lights and were quickly back over to the stadium to shoot group photos in front of the scoreboard followed by the pre-game ceremony itself. 

A busy end to a long weekend. Here are the highlights from the day. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, June 8, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Double Header.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out second baseman Howie Kendrick during the second nning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Jose Iglesias collide as Iglesias catches a fly ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out in a rundown by third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Brookline little league players prepare to take the field for a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans cheer as a ball bounces off the green monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans stand for the National Anthem before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman loses the ball as he applies a tag to catcher Hank Conger on a pickoff during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dives as he tags out third baseman Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias high fives teammates after scoring in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I’m just now finding the time to get caught up on photos from the weekend. A rainy day on Friday made for a nice night off but a busy double header on Saturday. 

The Red Sox and Angels split the two games, but because these two teams are so heavy offensively, each game lasted well over four hours. That’s a lot of baseball for one day.

I shot the first game from third base, and the second game from both third and first base.

Images from Sunday to come soon!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 26, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury rounds first base after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury rounds first base after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnes as he slides into second base after driving in a run during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnes as he slides into second base after driving in a run during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013.”

Wow, what a game. What began as a really slow, dull game quickly turned into an unpredictable, crazy, dramatic ending, as the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. That’s what baseball is all about right there.

I shot all nine innings from the third base photo pit yesterday. Often, the best pictures are made when, by chance, you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. This was one of those times, as the Jacoby Ellsbury celebration photos looked fantastic from the third base angle. Here is what the reaction looked like from first base, shot by Jim Davis of The Boston Globe, and here’s a closer look from third base, shot by Winslow Townson for the Associated Press. 

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating because it’s important to remember. It’s days like these that remind you why this line of work is so special. 

To me, there’s nothing sweeter than knowing you took a good picture. Nothing sweeter!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 12, 2013 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, outfielder Jonny Gomes, first baseman Mike Napoli, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, line up in front of the dugout during the National Anthem before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, outfielder Jonny Gomes, first baseman Mike Napoli, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, line up in front of the dugout during the National Anthem before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre makes his Major League debut during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre makes his Major League debut during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco fields a ground ball at first base during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco fields a ground ball at first base during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A mother holds her son as he sleeps before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013  on Mother's Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A mother holds her son as he sleeps before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 on Mother’s Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A couple kisses each other on the stairs inside Gate B during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother's Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A couple kisses each other on the stairs inside Gate B during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan in the bleacher seats drinks lemonade as her mother watches during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother's Day at Fenway Park Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan in the bleacher seats drinks lemonade as her mother watches during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother’s Day at Fenway Park Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Pink-laced baseballs are shown in honor of Mother's Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Pink-laced baseballs are shown in honor of Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bats with a pink bat in honor of Mother's Day during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bats with a pink bat in honor of Mother’s Day during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco takes practice swings during the the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco takes practice swings during the the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here are some images of mine from the Mother’s Day festivities this afternoon at Fenway Park for the final game of a series between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Not a good baseball day for the Sox, but Mother’s Day always makes for a good picture day. This is a little mix of action, fan features, and pink bats and balls.

We also produced a Mother’s Day video piece with footage and photos we shot around the Park, which you can see by clicking here.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 vs. Oakland Athletics.

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie tosses a glove to catcher Derek Norris during a game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie tosses a glove to catcher Derek Norris during a game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Oakland Athletics second baseman Andy Parrino throws to first base during a game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Oakland Athletics second baseman Andy Parrino throws to first base during a game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks sets during the fifth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks sets during the fifth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag to Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson during the seventh inning Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag to Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson during the seventh inning Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A full moon is shown over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 24, 2013 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics."

“A full moon is shown over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 24, 2013 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics.”

Yesterday, we had a 4 PM start time for the final game of the Boston Red Sox series against the Oakland Athletics.

Beautiful light and shadows and an early end to the game – a win win situation for all the photographers in the house! Here are a few images from the day. I tried to take advantage of the golden light and dark shadows that were creeping across the field by shooting from up high for most of the game.