Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, April 15, 2019 Vs. Baltimore Orioles.

Here’s a gallery from yesterday’s Marathon Monday game against the Baltimore Orioles. Both teams recognized Jackie Robinson Day by wearing the number 42 on their jerseys. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Workouts Continue At JetBlue Park.

Here are a few random snaps from a relaxed day of workouts at JetBlue Park.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Boston Red Sox Win 2018 World Series.

We did it again!

The Boston Red Sox are once again World Champions. Two times in six years and four times since 2004 is seriously impressive, historic stuff. 

I’ve been going nonstop for the past two months on this ride. I’m exhausted physically, creatively, and emotionally, but things are now slowing down and I’m finally finding time to get to this blog post.

This is my second World Series win as a team photographer for the Boston Red Sox in my seven years here. It’s not supposed to happen like that. I know great photographers who have gone decades without a crack at the World Series. I don’t take the opportunity for granted and I know how lucky I am. The Red Sox are an organization that is deeply committed to winning, and all of us who work here are lucky to work for a team that is always playing meaningful baseball. 

In 2013, there was a higher purpose to the season. That World Series team helped heal a city in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The season felt heavier emotionally. It seemed like we partied more, rejoiced in the highest highs more fully, and felt the lowest lows more deeply. 2018 was all business. This team was the best team in baseball from beginning to end, and there was no doubt about it. From a work standpoint, it was way busier. There’s just more work to be done now than six years ago. I’m not complaining though. It’s pretty cool to have been there to document the best team to ever exist in the 100 plus year history of the franchise.

On a personal level, I’ve grown since 2013. This year was my first as Manager of Photography for the team, so navigating the new role was both rewarding and challenging. I had big shoes to fill. Looking back at my work from 2013, I know I’ve gotten a lot better, and figured out how to play “the game” more effectively when it comes to sports photography and getting the access I need, both with the team and in my freelance work. I was pretty green in 13.

But success only goes as far as the team you have around you, and I have the best team in baseball to work with. My photo staff – Matt Thomas, Reggie Thomas, Sarah Stier, Kathryn Riley, and freelancers Brita Outzen and Cindy Loo – are all so talented and worked so hard this year. They should all be proud of the body of work they’ve produced. Our creative services team of designers, VR producers, and social media experts bring all these pictures to life and make our content pop. Most professional sports teams don’t have such a fluid creative group in working order, and we should all be proud of the work we do together as a team. My girlfriend Alaina puts up with my long hours, road trips away, and constant e-mails without complaint. She is the best and I’m lucky to have her here with me. My parents, family, and close friends always support me and also understand the grueling nature of this job. Where would I be without them?

Here’s a gallery of photos from the final game! A big thanks to everyone for following along all season. It was fun. Damage Done.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 World Series Game Four Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wow, what a game! After going down 4-0 on a monster home run by Yasiel Puig, it looked like it was all over. But after a fiery speech by Chris Sale in the dugout, which was awesome to witness, the team rallied to score nine runs just like that. You really couldn’t ever count this team out. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 World Series Game Two Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

Game 2 of the World Series is in the books! Another win for the Red Sox puts us up 2-0 in the Series as we travel to Dodger Stadium. Before the game, members of the 2004 World Champion Red Sox threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Championship Series Game Three Vs. Houston Astros.

 

Game three was fun! Got to love a late innings grand slam by Jackie Bradley Jr. to seal the deal on a win to take the series lead. We roll into game four tonight at Minute Maid Park. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Division Series Game Four vs. New York Yankees.

 

Here are my photos from game four of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Wow, what a game, and what a night to be a part of. After a strong start by Rick Porcello, a collaborative bullpen effort including an eighth inning appearance by Chris Sale, and timely hitting, the Red Sox held on to win 4-3 and clinch their spot in the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. After the game, the celebration was in full force on the field and in the clubhouse. These nights are so fun to shoot, and last night was a special one. We flew straight home after the game and I was in bed by 5 A.M., so I’m exhausted right now. Time to relax for a night before getting ready for what should be a wild series against Houston. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, September 15, 2018 vs. New York Mets.

Here’s a gallery of images from a Red Sox win during a late afternoon game yesterday. The light was as good as I can ever remember it. It always helps!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, August 20, 2018 vs. Cleveland Indians.

Here are some images from the first game of a four game series against the Cleveland Indians. Before the game, I experimented a little bit with off camera strobe during the player warmup routines.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, July 9, 2018 vs. Texas Rangers.

Here’s a few from the Red Sox game tonight against the Texas Rangers.