I love photographing catchers. They are always so involved in the game. A lot of what goes on the field involved them. From calling pitches, blocking balls in the dirt, catching fouls, blocking the plate from a runner, settling a pitcher down, setting the defense and hopefully congratulating the pitcher on a job well done after the game. Here are just a few of my favorite images from the season so far:
Catching the foul balls.
Trying to prevent a runner from scoring.
Successfully keeping the runner from scoring.
Keeping the ball in front of him.
Grabbing the pitch out of the dirt.
The everyday task of catching a pitch.
Keeping an eye on the runner straying far from second base.
Watching the runners after a pitch in the dirt.
Setting the defense.
Discussing things with the pitcher.
Backhanding a ball to the plate.
Taking a minute after a strike-out.
The congrats on a job well done after the game.
And occasionally they are still little boys that like to play in the dirt after warming up a pitcher.