Monday, October 21, 2019

Defeated and Down

"Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts losing in game four of the National League Championship Series to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC."

One of the hardest things to do is to remember to turn around - literally.

In sport there is winning and losing. And everyone knows the latter will never be easy, nor fun. So when Washington Nationals won the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series, everyone knew it was historic.

The story was on the diamond and at the pitching mound. Pure excitement and jubilation. Conversely, news for the St. Louis Cardinals meant elimination.

Any, and every, photographer wants to point their lens toward victory. It's an innate reaction. But reality is that with every winner, there is a loser, and that story needs to be told, too.

For our clients, and for history, that loss is just a historic and telling as the win. Often that window of reaction happens much faster than the winners. So it was only a few frames before the moment was over, but sometimes that's all you need.

Best to everyone next season and those still playing.


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