Tag Archives: Fenway Park

2013 Boston Red Sox Rolling Rally – Inside Fenway Park

After a decade of being on the wait list for season tickets, Jeff wavered back and forth about spending the money when the opportunity finally presented itself this year. He took a gamble, and we found ourselves sitting in section 3 of the empty grandstands during some very cold April and May games. Fenway Park’s sold out game record streak ended – the stands were half full, and it wasn’t because of the weather.

We didn’t recognize most of the names on the roster, but they played a good game. Little by little personalities emerged, they helped lift our city up during some dark times, and they kept winning. But it seemed like no one really paid attention until August. Was it because of how the team ended the previous season? Or was is because of what Boston experienced in April? Or a mixture of both? Late in the summer, the stands became full again; fans cheering our team on.

Boston has celebrated eight sports championships since 2002. The 2002 Patriots Super Bowl Parade was the only one I ever attended – I started working in TV news that week and I assisted directed TV coverage for the rest of them. I worked the night when the Red Sox won in 2004, and I was out of town when they won in 2007. It felt incredibly special to be in town and off the clock this year for everything.

On Thursday, Jeff received an email invitation for season ticket holders to gather at Fenway Park for the rolling rally kick off celebration. Little did we know how much fun it would end up being! The rest of this post features photos both of us took.

 

Boston Red Sox World Series Banner

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Wally the Green Monster welcomes the fans.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

The Red Sox Rally was a rally for these folks too, right? RIGHT?

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedoria

David Ross

David Ross carrying the hardware.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celerbration

#BostonStrong

David Ortiz MVP

MVP David Ortiz…and his WWF belt.

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Jacoby Elisbury

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Duck Tours

I love how the duck boats were decked out with beards!

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

Boston Red Sox World Series Celebration

David Ortiz MVP

David Ortiz MVP

Fenway Park

Fans take over Fenway Park

560836_10201597040942439_484754912_n

I just wanted to sit down on the edge of the outfield, and take it all in…

Fenway Park

Generation Fitness Conquers the Spartan Race at Fenway Park

My clients rock. Seriously. They are awesome, hard working people, and I love working with them. I connected with Mike from Generation Fitness a few years ago during a family portrait session. Then he contacted me last spring to photograph his group navigating a ropes course at Project Adventure. (It was awesome.) Then I heard from him a few weeks ago, asking if I’d be interested in photographing his group checking out the Spartan Race at Fenway Park.

Best. Photo shoot. EVER.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Who wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful fall day, wandering around Fenway Park during the off-season with a super fun group? Okay, wandering is NOT the right term… We ran. We ran EVERYWHERE.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Over tables, up and down stairs and ramps, through the rows of seats… Over walls…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Rowing machines…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

And we got to take in the view from time to time. Fenway Park is a historical site, after all…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

The Spartan Race is no joke. These faces say it all:

Generation Fitness Boston Public Schools

Fenway Park

After running from the street up to the top level of Fenway (maybe 6 stories?), running up and down each set of stairs in the grandstands and Green Monster, jumping over many walls, tossing around medicine balls, and showing the rowing machines who is boss, these guys moved onto the next station – pulling weighed buckets up to the rafters. The girls got 65 pounds, and the guys were given 120 pound buckets.

Generation Fitness

And then there was more climbing! This section of Fenway is usually filled with the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, and sausage. It was so cool to see the concourse turned into an obstacle course. (When else would regular folks get an opportunity to climb up to the rafters?!)

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

If these guys weren’t tired enough, I tagged along for one last challenge – they had to carry 60 pound sandbags all over the bleacher section:

Dunkin Donuts Bleachers Fenway Park

They went all the way up, halfway back down, across, up, and down again. They struggled, but did not stop.

Boston Public Schools

To all of the Boston Public School students involved with Generation Fitness – I had such a blast hanging out with you guys! Keep up the awesome work. It’s really amazing how you cheer each other on and support each other through every obstacle. Hope to see you all again soon!

Generation Fitness Spartan Race Fenway Park