Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.
Who’s up today: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino, crashing into the fence while chasing a home run by Toronto’s Emilio Bonifacio, then being consoled by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, at Fenway Park on May 12.
Said Victorino: “Owww. Owww. No, what was going through my mind was, ‘Catch the ball.’ That was it. All I was thinking was, ‘Catch the ball,’ and then I was down on the ground. That was the two things that went through my mind. I never said, ‘Ouch,’ until I realized that I took the wall out. No, it never hit my glove. My glove flew off when I hit. I lost [my] breath. I just couldn’t breathe. [Ellsbury] came over and said, ‘Are you all right?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m just trying to catch my breath.’ The other [Toronto] guys didn’t say anything until the next day. My philosophy is catch ’em all. Not at all costs, but that day I didn’t realize the wall was that close.”
Said Ellsbury: “I was hoping the visitors would open the gate for him so he’d run through it and catch it. He hit that hard, didn’t he?”