With the Major League Baseball Playoffs getting underway last week and the country getting caught up in Toronto Blue Jays fever once again, I started to think about the baseball season that was and the photos that I was able to capture.
Here, in no particular order, is a look at some of my favourite baseball photographs of 2016. They won't be gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated or ESPN The Magazine any time soon and I am doubtful that a service like Getty Images or the Associated Press will be picking them up. I know I have a lot to learn yet in sports photography but each one of these images has a story to them or a specific detail about them that make them stick out to me.
There is value in photographing sports. Whether it is minor baseball or at a recreational level, it is always awesome to see photos of what happened. They share a little story about that moment that someone looking at the photo in a year, five years or ten years down the road might enjoy and spark a conversation or debate. Baseball is a sport that is rich in history and photographs help preserve that history for others to experience.
I hope you enjoy the photos!