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2016 World Series: Game 2

Posted on October 27, 2016

Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs walks from the indoor batting cage prior to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

 

After the Cubs 5-1 win over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series in Cleveland last night we got a great story going with a matchup for the ages tied at one game apiece headed into tomorrow night’s historic Game 3 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. As I sit here writing this blog post from my Chicago hotel room I am thrilled to be out of the cold weather from last night’s game in Cleveland and tucked away safely in my nice room that I was able to check into at 10am this morning (thanks Marriott!).

I could go on and on about how fabulous, short and easy today’s travel day was between these two nearby cities, but I need to talk a little about shooting last niht’s game. The game itself was a snoozefest that took 4 hours to play in freezing-ass-cold conditions. I had a blast being there and was thrilled to see the Cubs win to tie up the Series- but there just weren’t many pictures out there. In fact, my favorite picture of the night occurred two hours before the first pitch when I shot Cubs star slugger Kris Bryant in the hallway walking back to the clubhouse with his bat in his colorful outfit after hitting in the indoor batting cage. Because of the bad weather the tarp was on the field so there wasn’t anything to shoot outside. I decided to hang out and try to grab a few little moments of guys going to and from the cage. The stuff I got in the tunnel made me really happy because it’s not everyday you get a chance to see these guys behind the scenes at a big event like this.

By the time the game ended the rain was starting to spit on us and shortly thereafter became a huge downpour that we walked through during our two block stroll back to our nearby hotel. We were so lucky to stay dry during the game!

So after all of that- here are a few of my favorite pictures from Game 2. I hope to have a better set after Game 3.

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Francisco Lindor’s Cleveland Indians jersey hangs in the clubhouse prior to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Cleveland Indians signed bats sit in the clubhouse prior to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs jogs from the indoor batting cage prior to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs walks to the indoor batting cage prior to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians dives back to first on an attempted pick-off during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs hits an RBI single in the third inning during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs pumps his fist after hitting an RBI single in the third inning during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians misplays a Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs ground ball in the fifth inning during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians flips the ball to Jason Kipnis #22 in the seventh inning during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Addison Russell #27 hugs Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs after defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 2 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Anthony Rizzo #44 and Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Thanks so much for taking he time to look. This World Series is just getting started. I can’t wait to see where it goes. I am thrilled to be along for the ride.

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