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Double Trouble

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.

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 -- 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 -- 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 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 -- 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 dugout during heavy rain 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.

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!

Quack.

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.

Still alive

Sometimes, you can cover an entire baseball game, essentially, in one inning. Take Sunday’s game between the Red Sox and the Tigers, for example. Featuring a pitchers’ duel between the Red Sox’ Clay Bucholz and Detroit’s Justin Verlander, there wasn’t much action to be had as Bucholz cruised with a 3-0 lead into the ninth.

Enter Jonathan Papelbon.

Papelbon blew the lead in the ninth, allowing the Tigers to tie the game at 3-3. But, as luck would have it, a timely error in the bottom part of the inning led to a walk-off win for the Sox. Nice celebration pictures to cap an otherwise uneventful (action-wise) game!

8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis pounces on pinch runner Darnell McDonald after McDonald scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning on a Tigers error on Aug. 1, 2010.

8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis congratulates shortstop Marco Scutaro after Scutaro's bunt resulted in a game-ending error from Tigers pitcher Robbie Weinhardt in the ninth inning to put the Sox on top, 4-3, on Aug. 1, 2010.


8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Tigers pitcher Robbie Weingardt throws the ball away in the ninth while trying to field a bunt from Marco Scutaro on Aug. 1, 2010. The error allowed pinch runner Darnell McDonald to score the go-ahead run, putting the Sox on top 4-3.


8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon shrugs his shoulders after giving up a 2-run double to Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, tying the game, on Aug. 1, 2010.

8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Tigers left fielder Ryan Raburn can't make the play on Eric Patterson's RBI bloop hit into left field in the second inning on Aug. 1, 2010.


8.1.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Bucholz pitches to the Tigers in the first inning on Aug. 1, 2010.

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