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Big Boy Pants

Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring Training Workouts - Ft. Myers
Going in to the JetBlue Park/Fenway South complex for the first time each year is like New Year’s Day for me.  It’s finally a chance to see the boys of summer, and in a whole lot warmer setting than the actual Opening Day game at Fenway will be.  [...]

Shipping Up From Boston

Sunday, February 19, 2017
I flew down to Fort Myers today, getting a good look at Boston as I shipped off.  It’s been a while since I’ve had a window seat on a clear day!
I can’t wait to head down to JetBlue Park tomorrow morning for my first look at the 2017 team!

Wrapping Up

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
After playing the college doubleheader on Monday, it was back to a workout on Tuesday for the final time this year.  It was technically an unofficial workout, so the concession and souvenir stands were closed, but fans were still able to enter the complex and [...]

Play Ball

Monday, February 29, 2016 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Game 1 – Red Sox 6, Boston College Eagles 0
On Monday the Red Sox started off the 2016 season with their first two officially unofficial games against Boston College and Northeastern University.  We went early and walked around to the practice fields out back.  Minor league camp [...]

Warming Up

Sunday, February 28, 2016 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
Sunday brought warmer temperatures, and it finally felt like Florida.  The Red Sox had done their photo shoots for baseball cards and promos inside in the morning, so they were a little later than normal getting out to the field.  We saw some interesting drills, got [...]

Full Squad

Saturday, February 27, 2016 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout and Open House
My third day in Ft. Myers brought me back to JetBlue Park for another full squad workout.  Big Papi was back in action after being given a day off to work in the batting cages,  and Rusney Castillo was on the field after being [...]

A Second Look

Friday, February 26, 2016 – JetBlue Park
Spring Training Workout
Today I was back in Ft. Myers for my second look at the 2016 team. The temperature was still below 70, but without yesterday’s breeze it felt a lot warmer.  I even got started on my annual farmer’s tan.  Big Papi was given the day off, and Rusney Castillo [...]

Train To Reign

Thursday, February 25, 2016 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training workout
It’s great to be back in “The Fort” for my 14th spring training trip.  The first time I went was 2003, also the first year in Red Sox camp for one David Ortiz.  I’m still having a hard time comprehending his retirement and it disturbs [...]

Baseball Happened Today

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Game 1: Red Sox 2, Northeastern University 1, 8 innings
On Tuesday, it was finally time for “real” baseball!  OK, so it was a doubleheader against two college teams that doesn’t even count in the exhibition standings which themselves don’t officially count, but it was baseball nonetheless.  We [...]

Closing Time

Monday, March 2, 2015 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
Monday was the last day of workouts before games kick off Tuesday against Boston College and Northeastern.  In the meantime, it was another fun day of fielding drills, live B.P., and batting practice.  We got to see Justin Masterson and Koji Uehara pitch, cutoff and [...]

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