It’s a special bunch! Against most of the projections and odds at the beginning of the year, the Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays again in game four of the American League Division Series. With the victory, they clinch the series win and move on to the American League Championship Series to face the Houston Astros.
I have been on several playoff runs in my time here, each with their own special merits and qualities. This one is no exception. Hard to explain the magic this team has found!
The Houston Astros came from behind in game four of the American League Division Series to end the post season run for the Red Sox.
This wasn’t the outcome we hoped for, but it doesn’t take away from the great season we had in 2017. We have a great group of guys to work with, and some amazing moments to shoot this year, both on and off the field. I’m excited for whatever comes next in 2018.
That’s my sixth season here with the Red Sox in the books, and eighth in baseball. I’m not sure how that happened so quickly. For now, it’s a little bit of down time before offseason work picks up again.
The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park down 0–2 in the American League Division Series, but stayed alive with a convincing 10–3 win over the Houston Astros. A go-ahead home run by Rafael Devers, clutch defense in right field by Mookie Betts, and a dominant relief pitching performance by David Price all contributed to the Red Sox the win. Game four is this afternoon!
The Houston Astros took game one of the 2017 American League Division Series here at Minute Maid Park, powered by an epic three home run performance by MVP front runner, Jose Altuve. There’s not much you can do about a game like that!
The Red Sox look to even out the series in game two today as Drew Pomeranz takes the hill. I’ll be shooting the game, then flying back with the team tonight.
Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox held a team workout ahead of their flight to Houston, Texas for the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Below is a gallery of photos from the workouts and trip to Houston.
I came into last night feeling optimistic about another magical come from behind Boston Red Sox run to win this year’s American League Division Series. Although the game was as close as it could have been, that comeback we all dreamed of wasn’t meant to be, and the Cleveland Indians completed their sweep of Boston to advance to the next round of the post season.
With last night’s result, the remarkable career of David Ortiz came to a close. Fittingly, his final curtain call happened at Fenway Park, and as he always seems to do, Big Papi owned the moment. I’ll never forgot his final at bat, a walk. I’ll never forget watching him stand at first base pumping his arms in the air to fire up the crowd one last time. And I’ll never forget his emotional final salute to the fans on the pitcher’s mound after the game was over. It’s amazing how one man can have such an impact on so many people.
There are some incredible photographers in Boston and around the country that have documented David’s entire career, from the beginning through these final moments last night. I consider myself lucky to have been there for the last five years of his career, a chapter that included a World Series win in 2013 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. He’s one of those figures in sports that is larger than life, and it was a pleasure to cover such an iconic subject for part of the journey.
And just like that, my seventh season in Major League Baseball, and fifth with the Boston Red Sox, is done. As a team photographer in a city like Boston and a venue like Fenway Park, your switch needs to be turned on all the time. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and taxing at times, and there were certainly points in the season where I felt all of those. I had fun – a lot of fun. There were great moments, too many to count, and even better people in my life, all of which I’m very thankful for.
Congratulations to everyone in the front office on a fantastic season!
Now, it’s time for some rest before the off-season shooting begins. More to come, as always!