Monthly Archives: March 2010

Blame it on the rain

Apologies for the Milli Vanilli reference. It had to be done.

Why? Because we’re in the middle of a stalled low-pressure system that’s drenching the region in what is now four straight days of rain. This is what happens when you have four straight days of rain when the ground is already saturated with snow melt off.

Now excuse me while I go put on some dry socks.

3.14.2010 — WALTHAM, Mass. — Residents of two apartment buildings on Linden Street in Waltham are evacuated via bulldover from their buildings, which were surrounded by water from the weekend's storm on Mar. 14, 2010. Though residents said water had not yet entered their building, evacuations to Waltham High School were ordered due to electrical risks.


3.14.2010 — WALTHAM, Mass. — Residents of two apartment buildings on Linden Street in Waltham express their gratitude to the firefighters who evacuated them via bulldover from their building, which was surrounded by water from the weekend's storm on Mar. 14, 2010.


3.14.2010 — WALTHAM, Mass. — Residents of the apartment on Linden Street in Waltham wait to be evacuated from their building, which was surrounded by water from the weekend's storm on Mar. 14, 2010.


3.14.2010 — WALTHAM, Mass. — Residents from two apartment buildings on Linden Street in Waltham are evacuated via bulldover from their building, which was surrounded by water from the weekend's storm on Mar. 14, 2010.

From the Archive – Nomah No More

In case you haven’t heard, the Red Sox beloved former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra announced his retirement today.

Here’s a photo from the archive that any Red Sox fan who followed the team in the late 90s should appreciate. One of the highlights of my first season with the Cubs came at the trade deadline, seeing a flood of new players in the dugout basically overnight. But Nomar in particular was a treat, since I got to see him bring to Chicago all the weird habits and mannerisms that I grew up watching — and imitating on occasion — back in Boston.

I got a kick out of this fan’s sign during Nomar’s first at-bat in a Cubs uniform:

8.1.04 - CHICAGO - Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra adjusts his gloves in his first at bat in a Cubs uniform while the Chicago fans remind him that he isn't in Boston anymore on Aug. 1, 2004.

Of course, the Red Sox went on to win the World Series, breaking the famous “Curse.” I ended up wearing my Nomar jersey through the front office at Wrigley the day after, and then-Cubs president Andy MacPhail had a good laugh about it.

Thanks, Nomar!

8.27.04 - CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra starts toward first after making contact on Aug. 27, 2004.

Madness

It shouldn’t be much surprise to know that at this time of year, basketball is something that I get to photograph quite often. They don’t call it March Madness for nothing, after all.

Here are some photos from the second round of the MIAA High School Boys basketball playoffs, featuring a matchup between North Reading and Wayland.

2.26.2010 - WAYLAND, Mass. - Wayland forward Zack Miles looks to the home crowd after sinking a 3-pointer against North Reading in their MIAA Division III playoff matchup on Feb. 26, 2010. Wayland won, 62-45.

2.26.2010 - WAYLAND, Mass. - Wayland guard Jeff Brewington (2) steals the ball from North Reading guard Nicholas Rosano (23) in their MIAA Division III playoff matchup on Feb. 26, 2010. Wayland won, 62-45.

2.26.2010 - WAYLAND, Mass. - Wayland forward Zack Miles (3) goes up for a jumpshot in front of North Reading center Jeffrey Tyner (32) and forward Benjamin Makowski (43) in their MIAA Division III playoff matchup on Feb. 26, 2010. Wayland won, 62-45.

2.26.2010 - WAYLAND, Mass. - North Reading guard Robert Rosano (3) fights for a rebound with Wayland forward Jamie Mordas (5) in their MIAA Division III playoff matchup on Feb. 26, 2010. Wayland won, 62-45.

2.26.2010 - WAYLAND, Mass. - Wayland guard Adam Lewin (4) and forward Ian Bonner (21) celebrate after scoring against North Reading in their MIAA Division III playoff matchup on Feb. 26, 2010. Wayland won, 62-45.

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