BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox lays the World Series trophy and the 'Boston Strong 617' jersey onto the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox lays the World Series trophy and the ‘Boston Strong 617′ jersey onto the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Whether you’re from Boston or not, you know the story. It’s been a whirlwind of a year since the awful acts in April at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

The Red Sox were just starting their season and have since then put the city on their backs in getting through these past 6 months. That’s why I love doing what I do. Of course, I covered the news side of things when tragedy struck but seeing the smiles on the faces of those affected because of what a baseball team can do on the field is really something special to witness and record as well.

My last assignment in covering the Red Sox this season was to shoot the victory parade that went through town following their World Series win against the St Louis Cardinals.

It was an honor and a privilege to document it all – especially the moment that took place on the finish line of the Boston Marathon halfway through the parade…

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Members of the Boston Police Department prepare for the floats carrying members of the Boston Red Sox to travel down Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Members of the Boston Police Department prepare for the floats carrying members of the Boston Red Sox to travel down Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: President and Chief Exective Officer Larry Lucchino of the Boston Red Sox holds up the World Series trophy during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: President and Chief Exective Officer Larry Lucchino of the Boston Red Sox holds up the World Series trophy during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Fans hold up signs during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Fans hold up signs during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox owner John Henry holds up the World Series trophy during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox owner John Henry holds up the World Series trophy during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates on a float during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates on a float during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer from windows during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer from windows during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks down Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks down Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates on a float during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates on a float during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: A duck boat carrying members of the Boston Red Sox drives across the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: A duck boat carrying members of the Boston Red Sox drives across the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

 

 BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox carries the World Series trophy near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox carries the World Series trophy near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Members of the Massachussets State Police patrol the Longfellow Bridge during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Members of the Massachussets State Police patrol the Longfellow Bridge during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Ducky boats carrying members of the Boston Red Sox make their way down the Charles River during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Ducky boats carrying members of the Boston Red Sox make their way down the Charles River during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer from the Longfellow Bridge during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Boston Red Sox fans cheer from the Longfellow Bridge during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Fans cheer from the shore of the Charles Rivers during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: Fans cheer from the shore of the Charles Rivers during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: The World Series trophy and the 'Boston Strong 617' jersey sit on the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 02: The World Series trophy and the ‘Boston Strong 617′ jersey sit on the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  Jason Grilli #39 and Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate their 6 to 2 win over the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Jason Grilli #39 and Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate their 6 to 2 win over the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baseball has always been my favorite sport to photograph. The sounds of a season don’t get any more pure than a ball smacking the catcher’s mitt at 98mph or a hit that you know is gone without having to watch it leave the ballpark.

And when the leaves are changing and the postseason is here, there’s no better time for it.

Here are some of my favorites thus far through the AL and NL Wild Card games, the ALDS series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, and the NLDS series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St Louis Cardinals.

Enjoy!

NL Wild Card: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds:

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Baseballs sit in a basket prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 1: Baseballs sit in a basket prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  A Pittsburgh Pirates fan holds up a pirate flag prior to the National League Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: A Pittsburgh Pirates fan holds up a pirate flag prior to the National League Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates misses the catch on a double hit by Ryan Ludwick #48 of the Cincinnati Reds in the sixth inning during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates misses the catch on a double hit by Ryan Ludwick #48 of the Cincinnati Reds in the sixth inning during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting his solo home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting his solo home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates his solo home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates his solo home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01:  Francisco Liriano #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks off the field in the 7th inning during their game against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks off the field in the 7th inning during their game against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02:  Fans gather outside of Gate A prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 02: Fans gather outside of Gate A prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02:  Cleveland Indians fans cheer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 02: Cleveland Indians fans cheer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 2: Fernando Rodney #56, Evan Longoria #3, and Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 2: Fernando Rodney #56, Evan Longoria #3, and Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 2: Carlos Santana #41, Michael Brantley #23, and Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians sit in the dugout following their 4-0 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 2: Carlos Santana #41, Michael Brantley #23, and Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians sit in the dugout following their 4-0 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 3: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates in the clubhouse with his teammates following their 4-0 win against the Cleveland Indians during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 3, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 3: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates in the clubhouse with his teammates following their 4-0 win against the Cleveland Indians during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 3, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 05:  John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 05: John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 04: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 04: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 04: Sean Rodriguez #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays catches a ball hit by Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox during Game One of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 04: Sean Rodriguez #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays catches a ball hit by Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox during Game One of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 05: Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox slides into second base as Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to make the catch during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 05: Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox slides into second base as Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to make the catch during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 05:  David Ortiz #34 picks up Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 05: David Ortiz #34 picks up Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates takes the field before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 06: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates takes the field before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up in the on deck circle in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 06: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up in the on deck circle in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06: Jordy Mercer #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields a ground ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 06: Jordy Mercer #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields a ground ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07:  Mark Melancon #35 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates an out in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 07: Mark Melancon #35 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates an out in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at second base at an attempted steal in the eighth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 07: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at second base at an attempted steal in the eighth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07:  Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks off the field with first base coach Rick Sofield #41 after losing to the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 07: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks off the field with first base coach Rick Sofield #41 after losing to the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at PNC Park on October 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

It’s TD Garden season again! The Bruins and Celtics are back – here’s my take from the Bruins home opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning:

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins stands in the hallway before taking the ice prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during introductions prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during introductions prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during introductions prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during introductions prior to the home opener game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins scores past Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period on a penalty shot during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins scores past Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period on a penalty shot during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: The puck bounces in front of Victor Hedman #77 and Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: The puck bounces in front of Victor Hedman #77 and Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins fights Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins fights Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save in the third period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save in the third period during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: A general view of action during the home opener game between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: A general view of action during the home opener game between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning hunches over following their 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 3: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning hunches over following their 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins during the home opener game on October 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins #85 of the New England Patriots drops a pass in the endzone against cornerback Dee Milliner #27 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins #85 of the New England Patriots drops a pass in the endzone against cornerback Dee Milliner #27 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

After a completely dry first half, the skies opened up to start the 3rd quarter in what ended up being a showing of performance that was just as sloppy as the weather that Mother Nature provided us with.

Here is my take from the home opener for the New England Patriots in week 2 against their rival, the New York Jets. Enjoy!

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots drops a pass in the second quarter against free safety Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots drops a pass in the second quarter against free safety Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Defensive end Michael Buchanan #99 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a sack in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Defensive end Michael Buchanan #99 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a sack in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets catches a pass over Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots in the second half during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets catches a pass over Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots in the second half during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Ryan Spadola #85 of the New York Jets attempts to catch a pass in front of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots before having it knocked out of his hands during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Ryan Spadola #85 of the New York Jets attempts to catch a pass in front of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots before having it knocked out of his hands during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Aqib Talib #31 of the New England Patriots celebrates after catching an interception in the second half against the New York Jets during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Aqib Talib #31 of the New England Patriots celebrates after catching an interception in the second half against the New York Jets during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets catches a pass against the New England Patriots in the second half during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets catches a pass against the New England Patriots in the second half during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets has his pass broken up by Aqib Talib #31 and Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets has his pass broken up by Aqib Talib #31 and Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches a pass in front of Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots catches a pass in front of Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass in front of Clyde Gates #19 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Alfonzo Dennard #37 of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass in front of Clyde Gates #19 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets walks off of the field following their 10-13 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets walks off of the field following their 10-13 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

With no assignment on my schedule yesterday, I decided to head back to Fenway Park to make some pictures of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team as they prepared to face a team made up of the Boston Marathon first responders, with donations from those in attendance going towards the One Fund.

What an inspiring group of veterans those guys are. If you ever have the chance to watch a game, do it. You’ll be happy you did.

Thanks to Major League Baseball and Boston.com for their coverage using my images: http://atmlb.com/1amCsMM

Here is my edit from the game:

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Daniel Lasko #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team gets ready prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Daniel Lasko #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team gets ready prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Dog tags for the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team are shown in the dugout prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Dog tags for the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team are shown in the dugout prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Kyle Earl #17 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stretches prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Kyle Earl #17 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stretches prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: A prosthetic leg belonging to the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown in the dugout prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: A prosthetic leg belonging to the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown in the dugout prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Daniel Lasko #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown with a USMC tattoo prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Daniel Lasko #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown with a USMC tattoo prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Camo bats belonging to the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Camo bats belonging to the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team is shown prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Timothy Horton #34 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team gets ready prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Timothy Horton #34 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team gets ready prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Saul Bosquez #30 and Ryan McIntosh #14 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stretch prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Saul Bosquez #30 and Ryan McIntosh #14 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stretch prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stand during the national anthem prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stand during the national anthem prior to the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Gregory Reynolds #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Gregory Reynolds #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: A member of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team rounds third base during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: A member of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team rounds third base during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Nicholas Clark #13 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team catches a fly ball during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Nicholas Clark #13 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team catches a fly ball during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Gregory Reynolds #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team catches a fly ball before throwing off his glove and throwing the ball with the same hand during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Gregory Reynolds #5 of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team catches a fly ball before throwing off his glove and throwing the ball with the same hand during the game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Justin Feagin #25 cheers for his team while standing on second base during the softball game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Justin Feagin #25 cheers for his team while standing on second base during the softball game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: A member of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team walks back to the dugout next to the bat boy during the softball game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: A member of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team walks back to the dugout next to the bat boy during the softball game against the Boston Marathon first responders on August 19, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)