Well, that was one of the craziest, weirdest games I’ve ever covered, but after a strange and complicated series of events, the Boston Red Sox are the champions of the American League East Division in 2016!
After a tight seven innings of shut out baseball, the Red Sox finally broke through over the Yankees on a two RBI double from Mookie Betts to give Boston the lead. Then in the ninth, just as the Red Sox were ready to celebrate on the field, the Yankees mounted a crazy come back, capped by a walk-off grand slam by Mark Teixiera to win the game. While the Yankees celebrated on the field, the Red Sox walked off knowing that they had already clinched the division with the Toronto loss to Baltimore that happened just minutes before.
A very strange way to win the division, for sure, but what this team has accomplished this year has been incredible, and the guys still celebrated with champagne in the clubhouse.
Here are photos from all of it! This is one I won’t forget, for sure.
The Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles again last night, to take three out of the first four games in the series. A masterful pitching outing by Clay Buchholz and a well-timed three run home run by rookie Andrew Benintendi sealed the deal for Boston, who now faces a magic number of 6 to win the AL East Division.
Here are some images from last night’s Red Sox loss to the Baltimore Orioles, as well as a few selects from a brief portrait session before the game with newly voted Minor League Player of the Year, Yoan Moncada.
After three weeks in sunny Fort Myers, Florida at Red Sox Spring Training camp, I’m finally back in Boston. The team looks very promising this year. The talented in the Red Sox Creative Services department is off to a great start, too. We’ve produced some really compelling content so far, which will serve as a good base to build upon as we head into the season.
Here are a few closing images from the last week of Grapefruit League games I shot.
I’m really excited for the season to begin, but first I’m off to Indian Wells, California, to shoot tennis at the BNP Paribas Open. More to come from the West side soon!