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What a year! A Stanley Cup and a World Series in my backyard here in Boston. A 20-year playoff drought for my Pittsburgh Pirates finally ended. And I documented an awful tragedy that had the overwhelming healing and support of its community and the very sports teams I photograph on a daily basis. Immediately following that was an inspiring showcase of talent and determination of the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team that was put on display at Fenway Park against the men and women who were among the first responders on April 15th on near the finish line on Boylston Street.

For many, I’m sure that looking at sports photographs is merely for entertainments sake. Some, because of the raw power, skill, and emotion it shows that watching on television or in person may not be able to convey. But for the few who reached out and called, emailed, etc, because they were moved by my pictures for whatever reason, that to me is the best feeling and what I hope to accomplish every day as a photographer. Those messages help solidify why I do what I do for a living.

And as always, I appreciate the ever-continuing support from the photo community that I’m so lucky to be a part of every day.

So, to recap the year that was, here are some of my favorite images from 2013. Enjoy & Happy New Year!

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: The New England Patriots take the field against the Denver Broncos before a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 24: The New England Patriots take the field against the Denver Broncos before a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Now that things have calmed down here in Boston following my eight days of helping out the news team on the Boston Marathon bombing coverage, I’ll put up some images from the last couple of weeks that include some new ideas, taking some chances, and a lot of light chasing!

Enjoy…

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks during a media briefing in the parking lot of the Watertown Mall on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks during a media briefing in the parking lot of the Watertown Mall on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It’s not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CAMBRIDGE, MA - APRIL 19: Residents are evacuated as members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – APRIL 19: Residents are evacuated as members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It’s not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A woman reacts while being questioned by the Cambridge Police and other law enforcement agencies on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: A woman reacts while being questioned by the Cambridge Police and other law enforcement agencies on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It’s not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: Members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It’s not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19:  A member of the North Metro SWAT team raises his fist while leaving the scene near Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: A member of the North Metro SWAT team raises his fist while leaving the scene near Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19:  Two police officers share a laugh while securing the area around Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: Two police officers share a laugh while securing the area around Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 22:  An American flag sits atop the Franklin Street sign while many different members of law enforcement investigate the scene on April 22, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 22: An American flag sits atop the Franklin Street sign while many different members of law enforcement investigate the scene on April 22, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19:  Spectators clap and cheer while law enforcement was leaving the scene near Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 19: Spectators clap and cheer while law enforcement was leaving the scene near Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 22: Andrew Belli, 30, Pastoral Assistant of the Redeemer Fellowship Church, rings the bell in the steeple at 2:51pm following the moment of silence on the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 22, 2013 at the Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 22: Andrew Belli, 30, Pastoral Assistant of the Redeemer Fellowship Church, rings the bell in the steeple at 2:51pm following the moment of silence on the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 22, 2013 at the Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 20: Watertown Police officer Brandon O'Neill, touches the head of a young boy during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 20: Watertown Police officer Brandon O’Neill, touches the head of a young boy during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 20: Watertown Police officer Brandon O'Neill stands and listens to a pastor's words during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 20: Watertown Police officer Brandon O’Neill stands and listens to a pastor’s words during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 20: Residents of Watertown stand during a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 20: Residents of Watertown stand during a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: A young boy holds a lit candle and an American flag atop his father's shoulders during a vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings resulted in the deaths of three people and hospitalized at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 16: A young boy holds a lit candle and an American flag atop his father’s shoulders during a vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings resulted in the deaths of three people and hospitalized at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: People gather and light candles during a vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings resulted in the deaths of three people and hospitalized at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 16: People gather and light candles during a vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings resulted in the deaths of three people and hospitalized at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

STONEHAM, MA - APRIL 23: A Somerville Police officer salutes as he walks past the hearse carrying the casket of the slain MIT police officer, Sean Collier, following the funeral at St Patrick's Church on April 23, 2013 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

STONEHAM, MA – APRIL 23: A Somerville Police officer salutes as he walks past the hearse carrying the casket of the slain MIT police officer, Sean Collier, following the funeral at St Patrick’s Church on April 23, 2013 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks fights for possession of the loose ball with Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks fights for possession of the loose ball with Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Jason Terry #4 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after hitting a three-point shot against the New York Knicks in overtime during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Jason Terry #4 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after hitting a three-point shot against the New York Knicks in overtime during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: A young fan receives the game-worn pair of shoes from Jason Terry #4 of the Boston Celtics following their overtime win against the New York Knicks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: A young fan receives the game-worn pair of shoes from Jason Terry #4 of the Boston Celtics following their overtime win against the New York Knicks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks celebrates after making a three-point shot to end the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks celebrates after making a three-point shot to end the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball in front of Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball in front of Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Erik Condra #22 of the Ottawa Senators is midair after being hit by Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins during the game on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Erik Condra #22 of the Ottawa Senators is midair after being hit by Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins during the game on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Andrew Bailey #40 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out the side to end the game and win 6-5 against the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 24: Andrew Bailey #40 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out the side to end the game and win 6-5 against the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Andy Parrino #12 of the Oakland Athletics throws to first base against the Boston Red Sox during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 24: Andy Parrino #12 of the Oakland Athletics throws to first base against the Boston Red Sox during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics trots around second base after hitting a three-run home run in the fourth inning off of Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 24: Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics trots around second base after hitting a three-run home run in the fourth inning off of Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on April 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 14: John McDonald #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates tosses to second base against the Cincinnati Reds during the game on April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 14: John McDonald #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates tosses to second base against the Cincinnati Reds during the game on April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 14: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 14: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 14: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 14: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands in the on deck circle during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics dunks over Al Jefferson #25 and Paul Millsap #24 of the Utah Jazz during the game on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 14: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a layup against the Utah Jazz during the game on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 14: A fan holds up a ‘Please end the lockout’ sign while wearing a Boston Bruins jersey during the game between the Boston Celtics and the Utah Jazz on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 14: Marvin Williams #2 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket in front of Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics during the game on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 14: Jason Terry #4 and Chris Wilcox #44 of the Boston Celtics fight for posession of the ball against Al Jefferson #25 of the Utah Jazz during the game on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 14: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics limps after rolling his ankle on a play against the Utah Jazz during the game on November 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)