I shot the rubber match of the first season series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles last night. It turned out to be a good one, particularly throughout the first half of the game.
I’ve shot tons of games, but it was good to use last night to get back into the rhythm of shooting baseball again. When it comes to action photos, I think I’m still in tennis mode.
Someone who’s not having an issue with timing, however, is Chris Davis, the O’s first baseman who already has six home runs on the season. The photo up above is of the one he hit last night, which I knew was gone as soon as it left the bat.
My hometown Baltimore Orioles were in Boston this weekend for a three game series against the Sox, and boy was it interesting. Who would have predicted an O’s sweep to give them the best record in Major League Baseball?
Two of three games went to extra innings, and I shot them both. I thought this 13 inning game was long, but I was proven wrong two days later (more to come soon).
The Red Sox had their chances to close this one out, but couldn’t get it done. Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis did the job instead, producing what proved to be the game winning hit (above) (more to come on him as well).
As for the other photos, I’ve recently been on a kick of photographing kids at the game. Some of them have just been too darn cute. Otherwise, I made my second image of the year of Cody Ross losing his bat into the stands. The first is here.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” It’s dangerous to to anticipate a walk-off win for the home team. So far this year, every time I’ve “felt it coming,” it’s never happened. I’ll get one one of these days.
The birds dropped the first of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.
I don’t have much to say about this game. These were the only pictures that stood out, and I don’t think they’re anything too special.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” On Friday nights, I need to lighten my exposure more than I have been while shooting batters. The black jerseys are tougher to work with as it gets darker out.