Between the Benches

Every so often during the Minnesota Wild games I’ll get assigned to photograph between the benches. It doesn’t happen that often because I’m usually 4th or 5th on the totem pole when it comes to getting assigned and since theres only 3 periods, I’m usually out of luck. But lucky me on Saturday night, there were only 4 photographers at the game against the Avalanche and the TV crew wasn’t assigned the box (wait, what?). Do to space restriction, there’s usually one photographer and one member of the TV crew assigned, so tonight we could get 2 photogs in…a rarity. So that night I was assigned 2 periods between the benches. Its still kinda new to me so I enjoy photographing there.

Pros: Cons:
  • You’re a foot away from the bench players
  • You can get drilled by a stick or a puck
  • You get to hear players chirp non-stop (sweet)
  • You have to wear an ugly helmet
  • You get some cool close up shots you typically can’t get
  • Players are always skating in front of you during line changes

Here’s what I got along with some excessive editing in Lightroom…enjoy and share!

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2014 Twins Season

My baseball season has come to a close as the Minnesota Twins finish up their regular season on the road. Some milestones I’ve accomplished this year were:

  • 40 regular season games. Almost 50% of the games this year…crazy.
  • My first editorial assignment for USA Today. Its normally game action but this was something a little different and out of my wheelhouse.
  • I covered my first concert. Its not really a baseball event but it was part of All Star Game weekend. It was pretty fun, I’d do more of that.
  • 3 assignments working for the Minnesota Twins.

Each season my pictures improve and I’m sure in a couple years I’ll look back and think “these suck too..I can’t believe I submitted them.”

Easily, the highlight of the year was working the All Star Game for the Twins organization. Even though I wasn’t on the field for game action during the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game, it was pretty amazing being at Target Field and getting an inside view of the Twins putting on a spectacular event. Who knows if I’ll ever have the chance to work or be at another one.

So here’s a video recap of my favorite images from Target Field. Not always the best images but my favorites. Enjoy!


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The Angels Come to Town

An ugly 4 games for the Twins as they got swept by the Angels dropping all 4 games. It included a 14-4 beat down and a game that last 4h 15 mins……and then it went into extra innings…good times. Some close games and I was really hoping for a walk off winner Friday, but no such luck. Here’s my favorite 21 images from the series. Enjoy!

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Bakers Dozen

The Twins pull off the 4 game sweep of their division rival Chicago White Sox and move within 4 games of Detroit in the AL Central (who woulda thunk it?!)  I covered 2 of the 4 games and I probably could have cut it down to 12 images but I had a picture of Joe Mauer smiling. Smiling! From the dugout…without a helmet! …had to be included. A happy Joe Mauer pleases Twins fans. Enjoy!

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19 in 4

After covering 4 Minnesota Twins games in 4 days its time to share my favorite 19!
Why 19? ummmm….why not? Enjoy!

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