Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yankees in twelve

"As his mask flys off, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters #32 looks for the call after New York Yankees base runner Robinson Cano #24 slides safely into home plate in the sixth inning during their MLB baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, April 10, 2012. The Orioles lost, 5-4, in extra innings."

Baseball is all about numbers. One of those numbers last night was twelve - as in twelve innings.

Not the longest game I've ever covered, but when temperatures are dipping somewhere near freezing, taking almost five hours to finish the game late into the morning is enough to make one wish they had a few extra layers for extra innings. I can name a few photogs wishing for some warmth.

The speical occasion for the night was Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen who made his Major League debut for the Orioles. Despite giving up a home run to his first batter, it's always fun to cover someone making their start in the big leagues.

A majority of my images moved for Reuters were of Chen pitching. Sometimes natures calls, and I think I shot just about every angle and shutter speed imaginable.

One more game in the series before I get back to some news assignments. Better believe I've packed my hat and gloves tonight.


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