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2016 World Series: Game 3

Posted on October 29, 2016

Francisco Lindor #12 celebrates with Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians after defeating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

 

Last night’s Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field was one of the most anticipated sporting events I have ever photographed. Man was it cool to be there. The Chicago Cubs hosted the Cleveland Indians and played a Series game in front of their home fans in Chicago for the first time since 1945. The long-suffering Cubs fans were loud and waiting to explode all night, but great Indians pitching stymied the Cubs bats and by the time the game ended in favor of the Tribe 1-0 the streets in Wrigleyville were full of wary, nervous, and drunk Cubs fans looking to kick a goat on their way home.

Luckily I don’t really care who wins this series. I am simply rooting for lots of games and good pictures, so I am having a blast. My shooting assignment last night for MLB Photos was from the outside third base position and it is a wonderful spot to shoot from. The light at Wrigley for night games is surprising super bright, and the images really look terrific.

Our crew got to the park around 2pm for the 7pm start and I began my shooting day by hanging out with the ballhawks on Waveland Avenue behind the left field bleachers trying to catch home run balls during batting practice. What a fun experience that is and the pictures are cool!

After several hours of features and waiting the game finally started and the place was just nuts. As usual there weren’t that many great pictures in a 1-0 game but I managed to get a few pictures I really liked. Take a look:

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Instagram selfie of photographer Brad Mangin outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Fans pose for a selfie outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Ball hawks wait on Waveland Avenue behind the left field bleachers during batting practice for home run balls outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Ball hawks on Waveland Avenue behind the left field bleachers show off a home run ball they caught during batting practice outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Programs are sold outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs is greeted by teammates during player introductions prior to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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A general view of Wrigley Field during the first pitch of Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs dives to catch a Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians line drive in the third inning during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs turns an inning ending double play in the fifth inning as Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians slides into second base during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians slides into third base in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Coco Crisp #4 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians lays on the ground after being tagged out at third base during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians attempts a leaping catch on a fly ball in the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs walks back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

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Mike Napoli #26, Michael Martinez #1, Francisco Lindor #12 and Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate defeating the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Because I want lots of games and a great Series I am rooting for the Cubs in tonight’s Game 4. I don’t know where I will be shooting from, and I don’t really care. Just being in the park with my cameras is an amazing opportunity that I am super thankful for. #gocubsgo

What Others Are Saying

  1. DaveEinsel October 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Great stuff Brad. That Russell dive in the third was a great play.

  2. Paul Hallaman October 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Fantastic shots, Brad. Keep on blogging!

  3. Z-Man October 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    You had a GREAT night shooting…You nailed everything there was to nail. Addison Russell’s grab…Chisenhall in the corner with the great light on his face…Waveland fans with HR’s balls…Can hardly wait to see Ty & the cage stuff…Somewhere Ernie Banks AND
    Gene Bearden are smiling…Z

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