Sunday, June 23, 2013

Night Hero

"Designated hitter Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI against the Boston Red Sox in the 13th-inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 13, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 5-4."

Baseball is very much a game of emotion.

A lot of the time it's subtle - brief moments of joy or dejection that, in a blink of an eye, can totally be missed if documenting the game. A point to the fans after a thrilling catch, a wipe of the face after allowing a home run, or confidence being displayed ever so briefly after a big hit.

Yet when games are close, and play goes into extra innings, everyone knows that all it takes is one big play to end the game.

When this play comes, usually in the form of hit and walk-off, players cannot contain their emotions, much like the Baltimore Orioles displayed after Chris Davis hit an RBI single that brought home the winning run in the 13th inning against the Boston Red Sox.

I was able to get a couple frames of this joyous scene before it was completely blocked by players of both teams and television cameras. I hope this image makes one feel the Orioles' excitement after game of good pitching that didn't allow any runs until the 13th inning.


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