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Welcome to JetBlue Park

Saturday, March 3, 2012 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Game 1 – Red Sox 25, Northeastern University 0
Saturday was my last day in Ft. Myers, but it was my first chance to see a game in brand new JetBlue Park.  We got there early and went in when the gates opened two hours before the game.  [...]

The Final Workout

Friday, March 2, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
Friday marked the final workout session for the Red Sox, before they start up their exhibition game schedule on Saturday.  After doing their usual stretching on the agility field, they broke up into groups and dispersed to the various practice fields.  I followed David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and [...]

Plan B

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
When we arrived at the complex at 9:00 on Thursday, we saw that the players had gotten an early start.  We stopped to watch Carlos Silva throwing on one of the mounds, when we realized that the players had already come out to the agility field to begin stretching, ahead [...]

The Past and Future of the Nation

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
On Wednesday we headed back to JetBlue Park for another day of workouts.  When we arrived at 9:00, we saw that some players had already taken the field.  Reclamation projects Aaron Cook and Ross Ohlendorf as well as Chris “The Other One” Carpenter, whom the Sox just received as compensation [...]

Working It Out

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
On Tuesday we got off to a late start, and arrived at the ballpark a little after 9:00, right around the time that the team should be taking the field.  But instead, the players were nowhere to be found – even the orange cones that normally line the agility field [...]

Spring Training Workouts

Monday, February 27, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
On Monday we were back in Ft. Myers early for more Spring Training workouts.  Again we watched them stretch out on the new “agility field” before they spread out to the six practice fields for their drills.  This time I mostly watched rounds of live batting [...]

Time to Report to the Fort

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Spring Training Workouts
The day after the 2012 Red Sox held their first full-squad workout, it was time for me to make my annual pilgrimage to Spring Training.  This is my tenth straight year of making the trip, and a lot has changed in that time.  My first year, 2003, was David Ortiz’s [...]

A Sneak Peek at JetBlue Park

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
I happened to have one day to spend in Ft. Myers this week, so I made sure to go over to the site of JetBlue Park, the new spring training home of the Red Sox.  It’s still 47 days until pitchers and catchers report, and we weren’t [...]

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