For the second Sunday night in a row, I found myself photographing a sweep in the Cubs/Sox interleague series.
Last Sunday, it was the North Siders who embarrassed the South Siders 7-1 at Wrigley Field while this Sunday the AL Central leaders turned the tables on the NL Central leaders finishing off their home field sweep with a 5-1 win at US Cellular Field.
My favorite image of the night was Jim Thome’s 8th inning 2-run bomb that gave the Sox the final margin of victory.
I like this photo because it has context. I spent most of the night shooting with a 400mm lens but decided during Thome’s at bat to switch to my 70-200mm zoom. My hope was that Thome would hit a tater to right field and I could get the crowd behind him reacting to the long ball.
Well, that is exactly what happened.
Once again, it’s better to be lucky than good.