Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, September 7, 2014 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on left fielder Kevin Pillar during second the inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on left fielder Kevin Pillar during second the inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa reacts as he walks toward the dugout during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa reacts as he walks toward the dugout during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks fields a throw as center fielder Anthony Gose slides into first base during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks fields a throw as center fielder Anthony Gose slides into first base during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts as shortstop Jose Reyes gestures toward the dugout after reaching second base on an error during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reacts as shortstop Jose Reyes gestures toward the dugout after reaching second base on an error during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the fifth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Allen Craig tags out shortstop Jose Reyes as he is picked off by pitcher Steven Wright during the seventh inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Allen Craig tags out shortstop Jose Reyes as he is picked off by pitcher Steven Wright during the seventh inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts rounds first base after hitting a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts rounds first base after hitting a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here are some selects from a Red Sox loss to the Blue Jays on a beautiful afternoon at Fenway Park. It’s hard to believe the season is winding down. Time flies!

Photos: Castiglione, Clemens, Nomar, Pedro Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame.

"The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.'

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.’

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

Red Sox Hall of Fame day is always a special one around Fenway Park, and this year’s induction was particularly memorable. Yesterday, broadcaster Joe Castiglione, former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, and former pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were inducted as the newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame. 

This was a busy day of shooting, but it was a pleasure to be on hand for this event and hear so many stories from those guys’ careers. 

Here are the highlights from the Hall of Fame luncheon, pre-game ceremony, and game. I also threw in some photos of former Boston College baseball player and ALS fundraiser, Pete Frates, accepting the recently trending Ice Bucket Challenge in front of the Green Monster and of the “Rocket” Roger Clemens throwing batting practice to his kids before the game.

Enjoy!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 4, 2014 vs. Oakland Athletics.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts fields a throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski to tag third baseman Josh Donaldson during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts fields a throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski to tag third baseman Josh Donaldson during the third inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps for a line drive during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps for a line drive during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws to first base during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws to first base during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski applies a tag on third baseman Josh Donaldson during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski applies a tag on third baseman Josh Donaldson during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano delivers during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano delivers during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slides into second base as second baseman Eric Sogard turns a double play during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slides into second base as second baseman Eric Sogard turns a double play during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is tagged out as he slides into third base by third baseman Josh Donaldson during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is tagged out as he slides into third base by third baseman Josh Donaldson during the tenth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 5, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A close but tough loss for the Red Sox in the third and final game of a weekend series against the Oakland Athletics. Here are a few select action shots from the day. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, May 1, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into home plate but is tagged out by catcher José Molina after a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into home plate but is tagged out by catcher José Molina after a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after being called out attempting to score on a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after being called out attempting to score on a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed.”

"Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield argues a call and is ejected from the game after Dustin Pedroia was called out while attempting to score on a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed."

“Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield argues a call and is ejected from the game after Dustin Pedroia was called out while attempting to score on a double by designated hitter David Ortiz during the seventh inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The controversial call stood after being reviewed.”

"Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria catches a fly ball during the eighth inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria catches a fly ball during the eighth inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps as he turns a double play over third baseman Evan Longoria during the sixth inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps as he turns a double play over third baseman Evan Longoria during the sixth inning of the first game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A vendor sells cotton candy during the first game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A vendor sells cotton candy during the first game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Lights are shown during the first game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Lights are shown during the first game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The Budweiser Roof Deck is shown before the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The Budweiser Roof Deck is shown before the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A disability assistance dog eyes a baseball during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A disability assistance dog eyes a baseball during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Michael Mullins sings the National Anthem during a disability awareness pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Michael Mullins sings the National Anthem during a disability awareness pre-game ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the fourth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the fourth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and shortstop Xander Bogaerts collide while attempting to catch a foul ball during the sixth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and shortstop Xander Bogaerts collide while attempting to catch a foul ball during the sixth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps as he throws to second base during the fourth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts leaps as he throws to second base during the fourth inning of the second game of a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan catches a foul ball during the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan catches a foul ball during the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The moon is shown behind the Fenway Park press box during the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The moon is shown behind the Fenway Park press box during the second game of a day-night double header between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 2, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here are the photo highlights from what proved to be a very long double header for the Boston Red Sox yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Although both games one and two were close, in the end neither of them went the Red Sox way. 

Onto the Oakland Athletics this weekend!

Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony.

"The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Josten's representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Josten’s representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s great to be back in baseball season, and we had a memorable Opening Day to begin the 2014 baseball season here at Fenway Park. In following our tradition, we were here early to shoot the sunrise over the park. This year, we shot video as well, and produced the quick video piece posted above for the Red Sox Instagram account. 

Minutes after the sun came up, an armored truck carrying a special delivery showed up to the ballpark. 

The truck was, of course, hauling the hardware. The 2013 World Series rings had arrived for a special pre-game ring ceremony honoring the 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox. These are some of the highlights from a fantastic ceremony.

Happy baseball season!

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.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his helmet to the crowd at second base after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The double was Ortiz' 2,000th hit of his Major League career."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his helmet to the crowd from second base after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The double was Ortiz’ 2,000th hit of his Major League career.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run, his second home run of the game, during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two run home run, his second home run of the game, during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hugs third baseman Will Middlebrooks after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The double was Ortiz' 2,000th hit of his Major League career."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hugs third baseman Will Middlebrooks after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The double was Ortiz’ 2,000th hit of his Major League career.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks celebrates after hitting a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks celebrates after hitting a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks flips the bat after hitting a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks flips the bat after hitting a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws toward first base after fielding a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws toward first base after fielding a ground ball during the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster falls as he throws to first base after fielding a bunt during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster falls as he throws to first base after fielding a bunt during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates playfully tug on the beard of first baseman Mike Napoli after scoring a run during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates playfully tug on the beard of first baseman Mike Napoli after scoring a run during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielders  Mike Carp, Daniel Nava, and Jacoby Ellsbury celebrate in front of the Green Monster scoreboard after the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 20-4 on 19 hits and a franchise record-tying eight home runs Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielders Mike Carp, Daniel Nava, and Jacoby Ellsbury celebrate in front of the Green Monster scoreboard after the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 20-4 on 19 hits and a franchise record-tying eight home runs Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Last night turned out to be a historic, action-packed, and downright fun game to shoot. Seemingly out of nowhere, the Red Sox offense exploded, putting up 20 runs on 19 hits, including a franchise record-tying eight home runs. 

David Ortiz put up a huge performance of his own, hitting two home runs as well as a double in the sixth inning, which marked the 2,000th hit of his Major League Career. 

I’ve shot lots of crazy games in the past, but I can’t remember one where home runs, plays in the field, and player reactions were happening so quickly and consistently. It’s a good exercise in keeping your focus while shooting as several story lines are happening at once. 

What a great way to end this home stand. We’ve got one more home stand to go, but hopefully more baseball to come here in Boston as October rolls around!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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