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Pity The Brew

The Red Sox kicked off the second round of interleague play last weekend, hosting the Brewers for a three-game set. Working my usual Sunday shift for the Herald, I picked up a day game to round out the series. It was a pretty basic game, not a whole lot of drama, especially after the Sox went up big in the first inning with some long balls and wall balls off the Green Monster. Everyone tends to go into cruise control when the lead approaches double digits… The Sox went on to win, 12-3, with the infield looking a lot like a track meet with all the white jerseys rounding the bases.

Here’s a few from the game:

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitches to Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in the first inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitches to Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in the first inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hits a chopper down the line, reaching on an error in the first inning, against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hits a chopper down the line, reaching on an error in the first inning, against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is greeted at home by designated hitter David Ortiz after scoring against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is greeted at home by designated hitter David Ortiz after scoring against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis tracks the path of this 3-run home run in the first inning against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis tracks the path of this 3-run home run in the first inning against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, right, in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez slides into third on a triple — his 1000th career hit — ahead of the play to Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee against the Brewers in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left field Josh Reddick reacts after striking out against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left field Josh Reddick reacts after striking out against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia looks around after sliding into second after reaching an error in right field against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia looks around after sliding into second after reaching an error in right field against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Brewers reliever Mark DeFelice fields a dribbler against Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Brewers reliever Mark DeFelice fields a dribbler against Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left fielder dodges shortstop Marco Scutaro while fielding a fly ball against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left fielder Josh Reddick dodges shortstop Marco Scutaro while fielding a fly ball against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Slap Shots

It’s been about 5 years since I shot my last pro hockey game, back down in Tampa. It was always freezing walking into the arena from the heat. You’d always have to bring extra layers and take a little bit of time to acclimate.

That’s not the case in the middle of winter in Boston. Walking into the Garden, with snowbanks piled up high and temps hovering near freezing, it feels downright balmy indoors.

But quips about weather aside, here’s some shots from yesterday’s Bruins game as they took on the surging San Jose Sharks. Things didn’t go so well for the Bruins, nor for me, as a matter of fact — 5 years off from pro hockey has left me more than rusty at a sport I’ve never been particularly adept at photographing.

Oh well. Here are some frames I was lucky enough to stumble into. My frustrations aside, I’ll admit, it was pretty fun to get back to shooting hockey, through the little hole in the glass and to track the action. Practice makes perfect, I guess!

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara fights of San Jose defenseman Niclas Wallin, right, in the corner on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara fights of San Jose defenseman Niclas Wallin, right, in the corner on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0.


Boston, Mass. -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid gets taken off his feet by San Jose forward Joe Thornton on Feb. 5, 2011. The Shaks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid gets taken off his feet by San Jose forward Joe Thornton on Feb. 5, 2011. The Shaks won, 2-0.

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins and Sharks players get into a tussle on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins and Sharks players get into a tussle on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0.

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Tyler Seguin gets muscled off the puck by San Jose defenseman Niclas Wallin on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Tyler Seguin gets muscled off the puck by San Jose defenseman Niclas Wallin on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0.


Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron gets a stick to the groin from San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle in the first period Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron gets a stick to the groin from San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle in the first period Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0.

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Gregory Campbell skates past the celebrating San Jose Sharks after they scored on an open net on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Bruins forward Gregory Campbell skates past the celebrating San Jose Sharks after they scored on an open net on Feb. 5, 2011. The Sharks won, 2-0.

Keeping Pace

Here are a few photos from a few weeks ago, when the Indiana Pacers were in town visiting the Celtics, who at the time were in the middle of their epic, pre-Christmas win streak. A little late, but what can I say, I’ve been busy!

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce tries to block a shot from Indiana forward Danny Granger at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce tries to block a shot from Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Pacers guard T.J. Ford goes up for a layup in front of Celtics forward Ray Allen against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Pacers guard T.J. Ford goes up for a layup in front of Celtics forward Ray Allen against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis pumps his fists after one of his teammates drew a foul on his jump shot as Indiana Pacers forward James Posey shows his reaction at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis pumps his fists after one of his teammates drew a foul on his jump shot as Indiana Pacers forward James Posey shows his reaction at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce stares down Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce stares down Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal posts up against  Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal posts up against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis, left, and center Shaquille O'Neal go up for a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis, left, and center Shaquille O'Neal go up for a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.

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