Game Four (Part Deux)
After a rain out the night before the fans and media came back to Busch Stadium on Thursday night for another try at getting game four on the books. With the weather cooperating a bit the game got underway at its normal time and boy was it ever a game.
After covering a few uneventful games, this one came as a blessing (kinda). As I wrote about before from an editing standpoint boring games are no fun to cover because there are no photos to send. The opposite is true about an exciting one, especially a game that comes down to the last innings where deadlines are tight. While photos from these games are awesome to look through, it can be stressful when five photographers are all shooting that awesome game, all have awesome photos of that game, and clients are waiting for those awesome photos.
Game four came down to a hit by David Eckstein of the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the eighth inning that scored Aaron Miles to take a one run lead over the Tigers. Photos from that play were what picture editors across the country were waiting for. Thanks to the miracles of modern technology we were able to provide the following two images and many others to our clients around the world minutes after they happened.
ST LOUIS – OCTOBER 26: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers to take Game Four of the 2006 World Series on October 26, 2006 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Tigers 5-4 to take a 3-1 series lead.
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ST LOUIS – OCTOBER 26: Curtis Granderson #28 of the Detroit Tigers dives and miss an RBI double hit by David Eckstein #22 in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the 2006 World Series on October 26, 2006 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
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