I had an action-packed October starting with the end of the regular season for baseball, shooting boxing for the first time, a handful of high school football, and ending with covering both inside and outside Wrigley Field during the Cubs' postseason games. Even though the Cubs lost the NLCS against the Mets, it was a lot of fun being there and being part of the Getty crew for the Chicago-end of the series, I definitely learned some things from the rest of the guys.
I was really happy with how my post-game celebration shots turned out. I spent a few minutes lining myself up with the NLCS logo on the grass on the first base side in hopes that there would be celebration at the pitcher's mound and that the Mets fans, above their dugout, would be going crazy. The fans weren't as excited as I hoped, not many had their hands up as I wanted, but the framing worked out great. When the Mets were back in the clubhouse celebrating, Elsa was covering that and I didn't see anyone else from our crew outside near the Mets' dugout, so I made sure I stayed put until it was clear everything was done with. I already sent out the immediate reaction with a runner, so there was no rush. While we all waited for the team to come back out, I decided to go upstairs to the upper deck and center myself with the exit stairs of the dugout. I had a very specific shot in mind, but unfortunately the moment I wanted didn't line up or happen exactly how I hoped it would, it was close though!
|Loyola's Dara Laja (1) rushes for a touchdown against Stevenson during their second round Class 8A playoff game in Wilmette, Ill. on November 7, 2015. (Jon Durr for North Shore Weekend)
|Niles North's Chris Geans (5) celebrates a touchdown against Maine West with River Kung (13) in Skokie, Ill. on October 2, 2015. (Photo by Jon Durr)
|Fans celebrate outside of Wrigley Field after the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Divisional Series on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr)
|Niles North Matt Naranjo (left) celebrates with coach Filip Cejovic after winning the IHSA boys soccer sectional title in Skoke, Ill. on October 24, 2015. (Photo by Jon Durr)
|Niles North's Kaleb Canonigo (1) reaches for a rebound after a shot by Niles West's Octavius Parker II (10) during the fourth quarter in Skokie, Ill. on December 5, 2015. (Photo by Jon Durr)