BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches to Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches to Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Inside the ballpark for a late afternoon baseball game is one of my favorite places to be. Having Fenway Park as my office makes it even better. After chasing the light for the first five innings, it was ended with one swing by one of the greatest hitters, David Ortiz.

Here are some of my favorite images from yesterday’s matinee game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. Enjoy!

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  Pricne Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers warms up during batting practice prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Pricne Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers warms up during batting practice prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers hits during batting practice prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers hits during batting practice prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  Robbie Ross, Jr. #46 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Robbie Ross, Jr. #46 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out an attempted steal by Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out an attempted steal by Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  Evlis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers slides safely into home plate to score in the 8th inning past A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Evlis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers slides safely into home plate to score in the 8th inning past A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the ball after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the ball after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates Jackie Bradley Jr. #25 and Dustin Pedroia #15 after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates Jackie Bradley Jr. #25 and Dustin Pedroia #15 after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after mishandling a ground ball against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 09: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after mishandling a ground ball against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

 

Another Opening Series is in the books! The Boston Red Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers didn’t disappoint with some nice light and great action. Although it was a much different look than the last game in 2013 that I photographed when they became the World Series Champions. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to my favorite time of the year – baseball season!

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: A fan holds up a sign prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: A fan holds up a sign prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04:  Members of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers line up along the first base line prior to the Opening Day game on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Members of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers line up along the first base line prior to the Opening Day game on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04:  The 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox banner is draped across the Green Monster prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: The 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox banner is draped across the Green Monster prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox shows off his World Series rings prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox shows off his World Series rings prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: A US Coast Guard helicopter flies over Fenway Park following the national anthem prior to the Opening Day Game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: A US Coast Guard helicopter flies over Fenway Park following the national anthem prior to the Opening Day Game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox and his son take the field during the ring ceremony prior to the Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox and his son take the field during the ring ceremony prior to the Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04:  Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox dives for a ground ball against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox dives for a ground ball against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04:  A young fan holds up a sign in between innings during the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwauee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: A young fan holds up a sign in between innings during the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwauee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: Logan Schafer #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers misses a catch in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Logan Schafer #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers misses a catch in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: Scooter Gennett #2 and Khris Davis #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after both scoring in the 9th inning against Scooter Gennett during the Openign Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Scooter Gennett #2 and Khris Davis #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after both scoring in the 9th inning against Scooter Gennett during the Openign Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox rips his glove after striking out looking against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox rips his glove after striking out looking against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 05: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox misses the ball in front of a stealing Jean Segura #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers at second base in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 05: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox misses the ball in front of a stealing Jean Segura #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers at second base in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after failing to throw out a member of the Milwaukee Brewers out at first base during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after failing to throw out a member of the Milwaukee Brewers out at first base during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 05: Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers is tagged out at home plate by A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 05: Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers is tagged out at home plate by A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 05: Chris Capuano #55 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after closing out the fifth inning against  the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 05: Chris Capuano #55 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after closing out the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06: Mark Reynolds #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws from his knees in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 06: Mark Reynolds #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws from his knees in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06: David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox argues a called strike in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 06: David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox argues a called strike in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06:  Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox attempts to catch the throw from teammate David Ross #3 on an attempted steal by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 06: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox attempts to catch the throw from teammate David Ross #3 on an attempted steal by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06:  Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox attempts to catch the throw from teammate David Ross #3 on an attempted steal by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 06: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox attempts to catch the throw from teammate David Ross #3 on an attempted steal by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th inning during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 06: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks back to the dugout after flying out in the infield against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 06: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks back to the dugout after flying out in the infield against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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)

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 12: Members of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds practice during training at Highmark Stadium on April 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 12: Members of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds practice during training at Highmark Stadium on April 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 05: Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, leaves a trail of smoke after blowing an engine during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL – MAY 05: Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, leaves a trail of smoke after blowing an engine during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: Stephen Drew #7 of the Boston Red Sox dives but comes up short for a ball hit down the third base line against the New York Yankees during the game on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 15: Stephen Drew #7 of the Boston Red Sox dives but comes up short for a ball hit down the third base line against the New York Yankees during the game on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 4:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics spills into the fans sitting in the court side seats before flipping over a chair after attempting to grab a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 4, 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) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Garnett

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 4: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics spills into the fans sitting in the court side seats before flipping over a chair after attempting to grab a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 4, 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)

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)

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)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20:  Brandon Lloyd #85 of the New England Patriots misses a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 20: Brandon Lloyd #85 of the New England Patriots misses a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: A member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks runs off of the field prior to the game against the Boston Cannons on May 18, 2013 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MAY 18: A member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks runs off of the field prior to the game against the Boston Cannons on May 18, 2013 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Fans watch the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in the 4th inning as the sun sets during the game on July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – JULY 31: Fans watch the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in the 4th inning as the sun sets during the game on July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park 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)

HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Brek Shea #23 of the United States celebrates his goal after scoring late in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29:  Terrence Williams #55 of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter during the game on March 29, 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 – MARCH 29: Terrence Williams #55 of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter during the game on March 29, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MAY 13: Patrice Bergeron #37, Tyler Seguin #19, and Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrate following Bergeron's game-winning overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MAY 13: Patrice Bergeron #37, Tyler Seguin #19, and Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrate following Bergeron’s game-winning overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 08:  Shakim Phillips #8 of the Connecticut Huskies makes a catch in the fourth quarter in front of Calvin Pryor #25 of the Louisville Cardinals at Rentschler Field during the game on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 08: Shakim Phillips #8 of the Connecticut Huskies makes a catch in the fourth quarter in front of Calvin Pryor #25 of the Louisville Cardinals at Rentschler Field during the game on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 15: US Womens National midfielder Kristie Mewis #8 celebrates with teammates following her goal in the first half against Korea Republic during the game at Gillette Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – JUNE 15: US Womens National midfielder Kristie Mewis #8 celebrates with teammates following her goal in the first half against Korea Republic during the game at Gillette Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run in the 11th inning against the New York Yankees during the game on July 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run in the 11th inning against the New York Yankees during the game on July 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03:  Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers misses an attempted pass in the endzone in front of Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 03: Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers misses an attempted pass in the endzone in front of Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JULY 24: Felix Doubront #22 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays as the sun sets over Fenway Park in the fourth inning during the game on July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – JULY 24: Felix Doubront #22 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays as the sun sets over Fenway Park in the fourth inning during the game on July 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, CT - JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica takes a corner kick in the first half against the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, CT – JULY 16: Celso Borges #5 of Costa Rica takes a corner kick in the first half against the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Rentschler Field on July 16, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MAY 1: Leo Komarov #47 of the Toronto Maple Leafs attempts to continue fighting Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins by grabbing his arm after having his jersey pulled over his head in the final seconds of the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MAY 1: Leo Komarov #47 of the Toronto Maple Leafs attempts to continue fighting Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins by grabbing his arm after having his jersey pulled over his head in the final seconds of the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate following their 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins during Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 24: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate following their 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins during Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 08: Liam Sallquist #15 of the Connecticut Huskies runs onto the field prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 08: Liam Sallquist #15 of the Connecticut Huskies runs onto the field prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (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)

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 16: Kevin Ogletree #85 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reaches but misses a catch in front of Justin Green #41 of the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – AUGUST 16: Kevin Ogletree #85 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reaches but misses a catch in front of Justin Green #41 of the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19:  Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 19: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games. (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)

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 - 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)

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)

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Neymar #10 of Brazil walks off of the field and through the tunnel past cheering fans following their 3-1 win against Portugal during the international friendly match at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 10: Neymar #10 of Brazil walks off of the field and through the tunnel past cheering fans following their 3-1 win against Portugal during the international friendly match at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Foxboro, 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)

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)