It’s nice to be back at it at Fenway Park after a few weeks of shooting out of the country, and it was even nicer to be welcomed back with an exciting walk-off win to shoot. After giving up a two run lead in the ninth inning, the Sox bounced right back and got it done in the tenth, giving them their second straight walk-off, third this home stand, and eighth this season.
Let’s hope we can keep it going!
It was an absolutely crazy ending to a back and forth game three of the World Series out here in St. Louis. I don’t know what to make of how the game ended, and don’t have much time to post about it right now.
Here are the photos I shot from my elevated position along the first base line at Busch Stadium. We’ll see how it goes tonight. Hoping for a Red Sox win to even the series!
Five Hours. Three Minutes. Fifteen Innings.
That’s what it took to finish last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners. I think this was, by time, the longest game I’ve ever shot, even though I covered an 18 inning game here last season.
The Sox have been clutch in the late-game situations this year, so knowing that we’ve had plenty of walk-off winning photos from down low, I decided to mix things up and go up high for a different vantage point. Early in the ninth inning, I went to the upper deck in left field, hoping for a walk-off win. Seven innings later, I got what I was hoping for.
Although this game went well past midnight, and I had to change my captions from July to August, it was worth the wait. The win looked really nice from my spot, and to me, there’s no better feeling than getting a good picture. Here are those photos, as well as a selection of others from throughout the night (in no particular order – I’m too sleepy still to think about it).
It’s seems like the Tampa Bay Rays have replaced the Yankees as the Red Sox’ biggest rivals. Last night was a sure sign that things between the two teams atop the AL East are starting to heat up.
After an incredibly beautiful few innings of sunsets and cloud formations followed by a torrential downpour and subsequent rain delay, the Sox put a rally together to try and tie the game up at 2-2. It seems as though that would have happened in the eighth inning but for a self-admitted blown call by home plate umpire Jerry Meals on a play at the plate.
From my post at third base, it looked like Daniel Nava, who tried to score on a sacrifice fly, was safe. Who knows. Regardless, it was an eventful night for photos despite a low score.
Let’s hope the Sox stay competitive down the stretch. I’m looking forward to shooting this playoff race.
For me, Sunday was more about what happened before the game than the game itself, which I was okay with after shooting two really long games the day before.
The graduating class of Red Sox Scholars were on hand to be recognized during a ceremony before the game, which proves to be a busy day for everyone involved every year. Our photo crew was in early in the morning to shoot head shots of all the graduates and inductees across the street at Fenway High School. After shooting those, we broke down our lights and were quickly back over to the stadium to shoot group photos in front of the scoreboard followed by the pre-game ceremony itself.
A busy end to a long weekend. Here are the highlights from the day.
Wow, what a game. What began as a really slow, dull game quickly turned into an unpredictable, crazy, dramatic ending, as the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. That’s what baseball is all about right there.
I shot all nine innings from the third base photo pit yesterday. Often, the best pictures are made when, by chance, you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. This was one of those times, as the Jacoby Ellsbury celebration photos looked fantastic from the third base angle. Here is what the reaction looked like from first base, shot by Jim Davis of The Boston Globe, and here’s a closer look from third base, shot by Winslow Townson for the Associated Press.
I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating because it’s important to remember. It’s days like these that remind you why this line of work is so special.
To me, there’s nothing sweeter than knowing you took a good picture. Nothing sweeter!