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Red Sox DH David Ortiz hows off his basestealing skills | redsox.com: News
Red Sox DH David Ortiz hows off his basestealing skills | redsox.com: News.
I was at the game when this happened.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From the first day of spring training, reporters started grilling Terry Francona about the identity of his Opening Day starter. While we all knew the answer, the question had to be asked, and until yesterday, the Red Sox manager kept saying he wasn’t quite ready for a public response.
As it turns out, Jon Lester knew the answer sometime over the winter, when Francona asked him, “Do you want to do this?’’ To which Lester responded in the affirmative.
“Obviously, it’s a big honor,’’ said Lester, who went 4 2/3 innings (79 pitches) against the Braves yesterday, giving up eight hits and three runs in a 4-3 loss. “Growing up, it’s what you want to be. Like I said in the past, Opening Day is nice, but the playoffs are more important.’’
The offer to Lester was even less formal than Francona made it sound. Lester said it was a text that read, “How would you feel about starting Opening Day?’
Winter is here in New England, but the boys of Fenway are on the fields in the hot sun of Florida.
Red Sox-Orioles Live Blog: Dennys Reyes Throws Scoreless Sixth in Red Sox Debut
Jacoby Ellsbury Playing Center Field, Batting Leadoff Against Orioles
Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis Batting 2-3-4 for Red Sox Against Marlins
This is going to be a great summer, with the boys of Boston on the field at Fenway.
This means that spring is in the air, and this darn snow needs to melt, before the Red Sox can begin to think about playing at Fenway again this year.
Interesting twist to the moves that the Red Sox could make, although in my opinion, it would not be the best thing to do. Bard is much better out of the Bull pen as set up to Paps or possibility to become closer if there is any faulting.