Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, May 25, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the bleacher seats during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Members of the Fenway Park Grounds Crew drag a tarp over the infield before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Fans sit under umbrellas atop the Green Monster during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“An umbrella decorated with Boston Red Sox newspaper clippings is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Ushers stand in the right field bleacher section during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey warms up in the bullpen during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey high fives catcher David Ross after recording a save to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“A resident of Newtown, Connecticut walks on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Former Boston Red Sox and current Cleveland Indians manager, Terry Francona, signs an autograph for a resident of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey speaks with residents of Newtown, Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Boston Red Sox recognized Connecticut Day by inviting residents of Newtown and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School down to the field to take photos and interact with both Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players and coaches.”

We can’t seem to fully turn the corner into the Summer weather up here in Boston. Nearly the entire week has been cold, wet, and rainy, and yesterday was more of the same. We’re all glad that we escaped a possible double header today and got the game in with no delays – props to the Fenway Park grounds crew, who worked really hard to make sure the game finished on time – but it was still less than ideal conditions to work in. 

You have to work with what you have, though, so on days like yesterday, I’m always on the hunt for rain features. That’s mostly what I shot and what I’ve posted here. 

Yesterday was also particularly special in that hundreds of residents of Newtown, Connecticut and members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were in attendance at the game in recognition of Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. After the game, they were invited down to the field to take photos and interact with players and coaches from both the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. I’ve included three photos from the event above as well.

I’m at the park now for another game today!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, April 14, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

“Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellesbury, and Adrian Gonzales are presented with the 2011 Gold Glove trophies before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Cody Ross hits a home run in the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

This was a very entertaining, high energy game overall. A 4:05 start made for some incredible light as the evening progressed, and I was really happy with the body of pictures I took away from this game. And, the Sox brought out the bats and put together a huge win.

My game-time responsibility for the Red Sox is a bit different from that of the Orioles. I’m still there to document game action, but rather than sitting in the photo pits all game, I’m roaming around the stadium, shooting action from different angles and finding nice Fenway Park feature photos. It’s taken a bit of getting used to, and it’s certainly more challenging. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Pulling back and shooting wide for big, celebratory moments is really effective. The player’s reactions juxtaposed against the crowd’s reaction can make for some really exciting images. I think the one of David Ortiz pointing towards the sky, shown above, achieves that effect somewhat successfully.