Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, July 20, 2014 vs. Kansas City Royals.

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt rounds second base as he advances on a single by left fielder Daniel Nava during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt rounds second base as he advances on a single by left fielder Daniel Nava during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a single during the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a single during the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia high fives catcher David Ross and Jackie Bradley Jr. as they cross the plate after scoring on a ground rule double by right fielder Daniel Nava during the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia high fives catcher David Ross and Jackie Bradley Jr. as they cross the plate after scoring on a ground rule double by right fielder Daniel Nava during the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross reacts after hitting a two run home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross reacts after hitting a two run home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives as he fields a ground ball to start a double play with second baseman Dustin Pedroia during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives as he fields a ground ball to start a double play with second baseman Dustin Pedroia during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

"Boston Red Sox outfielders Jackie Bradley Jr., Daniel Nava, and Shane Victorino high five each other after the Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. "

“Boston Red Sox outfielders Jackie Bradley Jr., Daniel Nava, and Shane Victorino high five each other after the Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. “

That’s a sweep for the Red Sox to start the second half of the season! Here are a few images from the third game of the series. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 vs. Minnesota Twins.

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini tests out a camera alongside operator Bob Tomaselli in the dugout before a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini tests out a camera alongside operator Bob Tomaselli in the dugout before a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles in the on-deck circle during the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles in the on-deck circle during the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts sets during the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts sets during the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fouls off a pitch during the third inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fouls off a pitch during the third inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as crosses home plate after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as crosses home plate after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout as first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout as first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout after first baseman Mike Napoli hit a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout after first baseman Mike Napoli hit a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

What a day! On a rare mid-week daytime game, the Boston Red Sox completed a series sweep of the Minnesota Twins, winning a nail biter in vintage walk-off fashion. 

After a 0-0 game was broken up by a Minnesota home run in the tenth inning, the Sox responded with back to back home runs by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli to tie and then win the game. It was the first time the Red Sox had won in walk-off fashion on back to back home runs since June 14, 1999. 

A great game for photos, and a solid end to a successful homestand overall. 

I’m off from baseball for a few weeks, as I’m headed across the pond! More to come soon.

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 4.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes ground balls before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes ground balls before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes looks on during batting practice before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes looks on during batting practice before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Clydesdale horses take a lap around the field during a pre-game ceremony before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Clydesdale horses take a lap around the field during a pre-game ceremony before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Fans wave towels before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Fans wave towels before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over center fielder John Jay during the fourth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over center fielder John Jay during the fourth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a sacrifice fly during the fifth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a sacrifice fly during the fifth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox during the inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox during the inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the eighth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the eighth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series as he picks off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series as he picks off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates as he records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by tagging out St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong on a pick-off throw from pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates as he records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by tagging out St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong on a pick-off throw from pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after recording the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by picking off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after recording the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by picking off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

The Red Sox won game four of the World Series last night, tying up the series at two games a piece. This was another dramatic, crazy game with an even crazier ending.

Nobody expected Koji Uehara to end the game by picking off Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong at first base (which is the first time in history a World Series game has ended on a pick off), and it happened so fast that I’m surprised I got any pictures out of it. 

I’m getting ready to head to the stadium for game five, so there isn’t much time to post, but here are the highlights from the pick off and from Jonny Gomes’ huge three run home run.

Let’s hope for another Boston win tonight!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Prepare For World Series.

"The Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park displays '2013 World Series' before game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park displays ‘2013 World Series’ before game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."


“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz meets with the media at Fenway Park the day before game one of the 2013 World Series Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox players warm up during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."


“Boston Red Sox players warm up during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

 "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, pitcher Ryan Dempster, and shortstop Stephen Drew stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, pitcher Ryan Dempster, and shortstop Stephen Drew stretch during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over the Boston Skyline during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over the Boston Skyline during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A rainbow forms over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A rainbow forms over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun sets over Fenway Park during a team workout before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Happy 2013 World Series!

Things are buzzing at Fenway Park in anticipation of game one tonight between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Yesterday, we were busy shooting team media day and press conferences, as well as the team workout. 

After a brief patch of rain, the skies did all sorts of crazy things, and we were treated to one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen and a rainbow over the park to boot. Let’s hope that’s a good luck omen for the Sox!

Photos: ALCS Game Two – Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera celebrates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

I feel like a broken record writing that this was the most amazing game I’ve ever been on hand to shoot. I know I’ve said that at least several times this season. The Red Sox have had so many incredible games in 2013, but somehow they seem to outdo themselves with every one of these improbable wins. 

This one was more special, more dramatic, and more meaningful than any of the other eleven Red Sox walk-off wins this season. After being held to just one hit by Detroit Tigers pitching in game one of the ALCS, the Red Sox frustrations continued, as 22-game winner Max Scherzer was absolutely dominant. Yet after managing to put up a run in the sixth inning and ensuring Scherzer’s eventual exit in the eighth, the boys pulled off one of the most incredible wins in playoff history. 

After a double by Will Middlebrooks, a walk by Jacoby Ellsbury, a base hit by Dustin Pedroia, and a series of bullpen pitching changes by Detroit, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. In classic Big Papi fashion, Ortiz knocked the first pitch he saw just out of the reach of Torii Hunter in right field for a grand slam to tie the game. 

The Fenway crowd went nuts, and after Ortiz crossed home plate and made it back into the dugout, I found myself turned around giving high fives to the fans sitting behind me in the first row. I’m usually able to separate my emotions while shooting, but in this case, it was impossible. 

Even though the game was still tied at that point, I knew that we would win it. Sure enough, in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia knocked a single into left field to score Jonny Gomes and even the series at 1-1. 

These photos above are the highlights of my take from beginning to end. What a night. It still feels like a dream.

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. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is interviewed in the visitor's dugout before a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is interviewed in the visitor’s dugout before a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross playfully tugs on the beard of second baseman Dustin Pedroia after Pedroia hit a solo home run during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross playfully tugs on the beard of second baseman Dustin Pedroia after Pedroia hit a solo home run during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hits a home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The home run was Davis' 51st of the season, breaking the Baltimore Orioles all-time franchise record for home runs in a single season, previously held by Brady Anderson."

“Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The home run was Davis’ 51st of the season, breaking the Baltimore Orioles all-time franchise record for home runs in a single season, previously held by Brady Anderson.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Baltimore Orioles outfielders Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, and Nate McLouth celebrate in center field after defeating the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Baltimore Orioles outfielders Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, and Nate McLouth celebrate in center field after defeating the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 7, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

The Orioles are in town for a critical three-game series against the Sox. Baltimore finds themselves in the middle of a tight race for a wild-card spot in the postseason, while Boston entered the series with a magic number of 4 games to win the American League East division.

The O’s were able to sneak out a win last night, powered by a home run by the other main storyline of this series, first baseman Chris Davis. In the sixth inning, he hit his league-leading 51st home run, which broke the Baltimore Orioles all-time franchise record previously held by Brady Anderson, who hit 50 in 1996.

As a baseball fan who grew up in Baltimore watching Brady Anderson and the rest of those 90’s Orioles teams, it was neat to be on hand to shoot the record being broken. And, given my two previous seasons shooting for Baltimore, I was able to pass those photos along for Orioles marketing and social media

That being said, I’m no mole, and for the record I’m still rooting (and shooting) for the Sox come playoff time. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes smiles between innings during a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes smiles between innings during a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder reacts between innings during a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder reacts between innings during a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts as he exits a game against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. At 19-1, Scherzer was going for his 20th win of the 2013 season."

“Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts as he exits a game against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. At 19-1, Scherzer was going for his 20th win of the 2013 season.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after retiring the side and recording a save against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after retiring the side and recording a save against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Last night was the second of a three game series between two of baseball’s best, the Red Sox and the Tigers. This was slated as a pitcher’s duel between Jon Lester and league leader in wins, Max Scherzer. With that in mind, I wasn’t expecting much action to shoot, and that’s exactly how things went. 

Instead, this game’s pictures were more about emotion and reaction than plays on the field, which there was quite a bit of. 

Perhaps this is a preview for things to come in the playoffs.

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.