Media Day – 2013
February 20, 2013 — At 7:15 this morning, Media Day began, and by 10:00 am, Yankees team photographer James Petrozzello had taken portraits of every Yankees player. Many of those photos will end up on the covers of Yankees Magazine in 2013.
Petrozzello was set up on in foul territory in front of the third base dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The cloud cover that hovered over Tampa made for a background that was different from those of past Media Days. The murky white sky made for a nice contrast from the green grass and pinstriped jerseys. Additionally, the fog, which rolled in and out of the ballpark all morning, gave each photo it’s own character — because the colors of the sky were continually changing.
Only time will tell which Yankees players will grace our covers in 2013. But if I had to guess, Ichiro will be there before too long. Below is one of the portraits that Petrozzello took of Ichiro, along with a behind the scenes photo of the photographer and his subject.
–Alfred Santasiere III