Photos: 2016 ALDS Game One – Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians.

The Cleveland Indians took a close one last night, in game one of the ALDS at Progressive Field. This game could have gone either way, so the Sox look to rebound tonight in game two.

For whatever reason, I felt a little out of sorts or out of rhythm going into last night’s game. I think it was being at a new stadium for the first time and figuring out positioning and logistics. I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s game. I’ve got a better feeling about it!

 

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: Fenway Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary.

“Fighter jets fly over Fenway Park during the 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox left fielder and first baseman Carl Yastrzemski salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Annivesary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner salutes the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield escort Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr through the infield after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn greets other alumni after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox alumni salute the crowd after being introduced during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar and former pitcher Pedro Martinez lead the crowd in a toast to break the record for World’s Largest Toast during Fenway Park’s 100th Year Anniversary ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buccholz throws the first pitch of the Fenway Park 100th Year Anniversary game against the New York Yankees Friday, April 20, 2012.”

“Shadows creep across the Green Monster at Fenway Park during the 100th year Anniversary game against the New York Yankees Friday, April 20, 2012.”

Last Friday, Fenway Park celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary with an elaborate pre-game ceremony followed by a game against the New York Yankees. The game itself was quite anticlimactic, ending in a pretty bad loss for the Red Sox, but that was definitely overshadowed by the magnitude of the milestone this ballpark had reached.

I was honored to be a small part of the day, and I was thrilled to witness this important moment in baseball history. Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Bobby Doerr, Jim Rice, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, and Terry Francona were just a few of the over 200 Boston Red Sox alumni from all generations that were on hand to celebrate at Fenway. What a sight.

I shot the pre-game ceremony from the first base photo pit, and had a blast. It’s easily one of my best memories from my time working in baseball. 

And as chaotic and busy as the day was leading up to the ceremony, I learned a lot about the logistics of shooting big-time events like these. There’s lots of planning that goes into organizing a huge corral of pro photographers on hand, and being part of that planning process was a valuable experience for me. 

There’s so much more I could say, but I think I’ll let the images do the talking. Click the photos to enlarge, if you’d like! And, check the Boston Red Sox Facebook Page to view their Timeline cover photo shot by yours truly.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this milestone, the ceremony, the recent Red Sox performance, these photos, or anything else!