Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains.
That pretty much sums things up when you’re shooting baseball, and a pretty important reminder to always check the weather forecast and make sure you have proper rain gear.
The Herald had me scheduled for one of the Red Sox games for that weekend, but with Hurricane Irene bearing down on the Boston area, there was no way a game could have happened on Sunday. So, the Red Sox’ solution was simple —- doubleheader.
It’s been 5 years since I last shot a doubleheader, and 5 years since I shot in the rain. Just my luck, I got to do both in the same day. Some 12 hours later, with only 4.5 of those hours being baseball, I was done with an epic, exhausting and downright miserable day.
Here’s a small selection of my pictures from a very wet doubleheader.
9.27.11 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox starting pitcher Erik Bedard walks off the field after a rain delay was called in the fourth inning against the Athletics at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
BOSTON -- Jackson Farmer, 12, of Haverill waits out a rain delay as the Red Sox took on Athletics at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
BOSTON -- The Red Sox grounds crew covers the infield during heavy rain at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
BOSTON -- A groundskeeper rests in the dugout during a rain delay at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
BOSTON -- A pair of Red Sox fans kiss in the bleachers in the rain as the Red Sox finish up their game against the Athletics at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
BOSTON -- Athletics reliever Jerry Blevins watches as the Red Sox grounds crew repairs the pitcher's mound during heavy rain at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
Oh yeah, and there was some baseball being played, too.
BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides around the tag of Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki to score in the third inning at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2011.
And in case you were wondering, yes, we were all very wet in the photo wells.
First base in the rain. Photo by Brita Meng Outzen
But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t have a little fun during the rain delays, too!