I had the unique opportunity to ride along with Hall of Fame former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as he served as the 2023 Boston Marathon Grand Marshal. This was an appropriate post for David, who rallied the team toward a World Series victory 10 years ago in 2013 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
A fun piece of access with a bit of breakfast afterword to close it out.
Displaying a set of images created over an action packed 2023 Boston Marathon weekend at Fenway Park and in Boston. Among the highlights were the return of the yellow Nike City Connect jerseys on field, the visit and start of phenom sensation Shohei Ohtani, the 2013 World Series championship team 10-year reunion, and a dedication ceremony at the marathon finish line in recognition of the 2013 marathon bombings.
Along the way, fans partied and celebrated like only Boston fans can do.
I have been lucky to follow former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz through his journey toward the election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Above is a selection of imagery shot and produced for the Boston Red Sox in preparation for his induction weekend in Cooperstown at the end of July.
I’m proud to share the above video spot, which I produced and storyboarded and brought to life with an incredible collaborative effort among our productions and creative services teams. With the help of the Hall of Fame, we shut down the plaque gallery to photograph David in the empty hall, providing the visual of David reflecting upon his upcoming election. We kept this in the can for months until induction weekend, at which point it served as a great campaign to tee of the event.
It was fun to travel back to Cooperstown to cover my second Hall of Fame induction (Pedro Martinez in 2015 was the first), and all the fanfare that goes along with it. Several days later, Ortiz traveled to Boston for a special recognition pre-game ceremony, and took a ride in the team’s Home Run Cart.
An action packed day at Fenway, as former sluggers Manny Ramirez and David ortiz returned for pre-game festivities. The team also reintroduced the Nike City Connect jerseys to the field.
Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter and first baseman David Ortiz was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, it was announced tonight on MLB Network. He received 307 votes (77.9%) cast by eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Ortiz is one of 37 former Red Sox to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for their playing careers. He joins Pedro Martinez, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Wade Boggs as the only individuals to earn election in their first year of eligibility after spending more seasons with the Red Sox than with any other team. Overall, Ortiz is the 58th player to earn election in their first year on the BBWAA ballot. He is the fourth player born in the Dominican Republic to be elected, joining Martinez, Vladimir Guerrero, and Juan Marichal.
I recently travelled to the DR to document this moment, as Ortiz received the news surrounded by family and friends.
Another day, another game! Not a whole lot to show for myself in this one.
Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz arrived to jetBlue Park at Fenway South today to check in with members of the 2020 team. Here are some images from the day.
Back on the Winter Weekend grind! The Boston Red Sox hosted the sixth annual Baseball Winter Weekend, although at a new home at MGM Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts. The event included a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox players and leadership, autographs and photo opportunities with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on a variety of baseball topics. We also tagged along with the players for an exclusive event at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The new venue presented challenges for us in terms of accessibility and fluidity, but we made the best of what we could, and still have some nice moments from the weekend in photos. Here’s a gallery of some favorite behind the scenes images.
A job well-done by all members of the Boston Red Sox front office who came together to make it happen!
Here’s a look at the 2019 Pedro Martinez Foundation Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston this weekend. I was brought on by the Foundation to shoot the event.
It was fun to document some behind the scenes moments with Pedro, David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Corey Kluber, Jose Bautista, Jason Varitek, Willy Adames, Jose Reyes, and others.
Here is a gallery of images as David Ortiz returned to Fenway Park in his first public appearance after a shooting incident in the Dominican Republic. Definitely a wild moment to be a part of.