Sunday, October 14, 2012

Home Run In the Ninth

This past Thursday, the Washington Nationals were in a do or die situation: win the game or be eliminated from the playoffs. A churning sea of red-clad fans (well, yes, some of them were rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals) clapped, chanted and waved their little red towels. The score was tied for most of the game. Then, in the bottom of the ninth inning, on the thirteenth pitch to him, Jayson Werth hit a home run. Fireworks accompanied the roars of jubilation. Professional photojournalists know how to prepare for that seconds-long window of opportunity when they can and must capture the image that illustrates an event. This time, I just got lucky.