Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Meet the Sox v. Mets at Fenway

At the end of May, when I was in Boston, I was given the opportunity to go back to my old stomping grounds and photograph the Red Sox's game against the Mets at Fenway Park. I didn't get any award winners (I hadn't shot baseball since October 2007), but it was a gorgeous night for some baseball and, along with seeing the (highly talented) Boston photographer crew, I got a few decent (bloggable?) images. Thanks to Mike Ivins for inviting me back and to Brita Meng Outzen for lending me a 400.

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Brooks Canaday, one of the photo interns and one of the Fenway crazies. Nice guy.

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MLB hazing isn't humiliating, it's cute. (And that's a Japanese language/culture guide in that side pocket.)

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Jacoby Ellsbury adjusts his pant leg after stealing third base.

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Kevin Youkilis dives back to first base safely.

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Pretty nice view of Fenway from the third base pit, eh?

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The Green Monster guy watches to make sure he finishes changing the scores before the inning starts. The game score and some of the out-of-town games can be updated from inside the monster, but the slots further out have to be changed with a ladder from the outside.

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Kevin Youkilis snags a throw from the pitcher to pick off Mets player Gary Sheffield.

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Red Sox manager Terry Francona talks with the umpires about a home run call made from instant replay after a ball hit off the top edge of the Green Monster.

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In anticipation of rain, the Fenway grounds crew put the tarp over the infield.

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Boston photographers Matt Lee, Matt Healey and Winslow Townsend file images after the Mets game...

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...so long, in fact, that the lights of Fenway are turned off.

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The inside of Fenway park with the stadium lights turned off. Seems kinda lonely to me.

3 comments:

Camille said...

Man oh man I miss Fenway.... :(

Kyle said...

i love seeing the images you capture. i just sent the link to this entry to my parents, since they're major sox fans and this is a view so few people get to see of fenway.

Irons International said...

these are wonderful.