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PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: AJ. Burnett #34 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks down the stairs past the Roberto Clemente quote on the wall before entering the field against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: AJ. Burnett #34 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks down the stairs past the Roberto Clemente quote on the wall before entering the field against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Opening Day. My favorite holiday. Well, it’s not so much a holiday for me as it is for a lot of kids who get to skip school for a baseball game. But it still brings the same sense of joy and excitement that it does for those kids playing hooky.

It also gives me an added reason to go out and mingle with the people and shoot some features. Some years it has been miserable, rainy, and cold. But yesterday topped 80 degrees and according to Dave Arrigo, the Pirates team photographer, it was probably the warmest he’s ever experienced. That brought everyone out, including one of the coolest parts about Pittsburgh – the Allegheny River boat tailgaters. What a better way to enjoy the weather, catch a ball game, AND avoid the busy traffic and parking that comes with it! I even met some folks aboard ‘JAWS’ who have been coming for over 30 years.

Now, every opening day is a bit hectic. It’s always packed full of media, no matter how good or bad your team may be that year. And there are surely many parts to the ceremony before the first pitch even gets thrown. But if you just take it in stride and enjoy the fresh smell of pine tar, the sights of the lush green grass, and the sound of the ball against the back of a mit, your attitude will help reveal those pictures that encapsulate the first day of baseball season.

Welcome back, Buccos!

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Principal owner and Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Principal owner and Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Jung Ho Hang #27 and Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates greet each other during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Jung Ho Hang #27 and Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates greet each other during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Jung Ho Kang #27 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Jung Ho Kang #27 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on during batting practice prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Pittsburgh Pirates fans tailgate on their boat, JAWS, docked along the Allegheny River in front of PNC Park prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Pittsburgh Pirates fans tailgate on their boat, JAWS, docked along the Allegheny River in front of PNC Park prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Fans walk across the Roberto Clemente bridge prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Fans walk across the Roberto Clemente bridge prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Fans walk across the Roberto Clemente bridge prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Fans walk across the Roberto Clemente bridge prior to the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks through the hallway before entering the field against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks through the hallway before entering the field against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Players line up along the first and third base lines prior to the start of the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Players line up along the first and third base lines prior to the start of the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Players line up along the first and third base lines prior to the start of the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Players line up along the first and third base lines prior to the start of the Opening Day game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates his solo home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates his solo home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates following a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates following a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates the 5-4 win against the Detroit Tigers with teammate Neil Walker during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates the 5-4 win against the Detroit Tigers with teammate Neil Walker during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Dear Pittsburgh: I’m coming home.

Life doesn’t always go as planned…

…and sometimes that’s a really good thing.

If everything we asked for and chased after resulted in our ideal outcome, what fun would that be? As an artist, I’d never learn how to get better at my craft nor would we strive to become better people.

We would be stagnant and boring with nothing to surprise us.

Why am I bringing this up? Because my quality of life will soon be in a much better place: Pittsburgh.

This February I will be moving back home to the city of bridges.

I’ve been three years removed from the place that taught and gave me so much. And even in such a short time, it has changed a lot. Just ask my good friend and artist, Baron Batch, who is making things happen over at Studio AM in Homestead, a part of western Pennsylvania that is especially close to my heart. It’s where my grandfather, or ‘Pap’ as I called him, grew up and made his living for so many years. The same man who introduced me to the city, Three Rivers Stadium, and the Stillers.

Whereas Gerald Wickerham, or Pap, was executive director of the North Side Development Council working on constructing new offices and landmarks during the height of the steel industry, this generation of young creatives are finding ways to repurpose those same interiors with their own ideas designed for today’s world while still maintaining the blue-collar mentality.

One foot firmly planted in the past and the other proudly moving forward towards the future.

It’s exciting to have the opportunity to put my own stamp on a city that was molded by previous generations of my family. Now, that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy my time in Boston. I met some really great people, experienced historical moments, both good and bad, and made some pictures that I’m proud of. And for those things, I am truly grateful.

But it’s time to come home to the place I truly belong.

Being back in Pittsburgh is a feeling unlike any other. It’s a combination of the tangible and intangible moments. There is certainly a general sense of feeling welcome in such a friendly part of the world. But there’s also a self-confidence that comes with being in a place that is open to change and taking chances. There are no limits to what someone can accomplish in such a progressive place.

Don’t get me wrong – nothing will come easily. There will be a new set of challenges that await. But with the support of friends (let’s face it, they’re really family at this point) like Jeff & Beth Swensen, Justin Merriman, Stephanie Strasburg, Mickey & Molly Miller, Andy Russell, Jasmine Goldband, Baron Batch, Sean Beauford, and the rest of the folks I’ve missed dearly these last few years, I can’t go wrong.

And not to mention all of the Pamela’s hotcakes I can eat!

See yinz guys soon…

–Jared

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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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)

 

 

 

 

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)