The results from the 2009 Southern Short Course are in, and out of the two images I entered, this one placed second in the Sports Feature category. Safe to say, I’ve been trying to get as much mileage out of this one as possible. Here it is:
This is a shot that I had been trying to capture for years, all the way back to my time with the Cubs. For some reason or another — probably because the Rays weren’t all that good until last year — I never got it. Then, a week before this happened, my buddy over at the St. Pete Times, Brian Cassella (he’s very good), gets a similar shot on my day off! Frustrating, for sure, but my turn came… while Brian’s shot was still fresh in everyone’s mind, of course.
Anyway, it’s a nice cherry-on-top to what was a great half-season of covering the the Rays’ magical season. To see more of my coverage of the 2008 season, check out my main website: http://www.kelvinmaphoto.com.