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2/19 ST Day 4
Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:15 PM
Crowd size was easily double the size of the first three days. It's going to be a real zoo Friday when entire squad is on the field.
Today's workout lasted 2 hours, and was super B-O-R-I-N-G. More stretching, running, and pitcher's fielding practice. Same shi*, different day. No anecdotes to report, the pitchers already look bored.
Ellsbury and Papi were in the house, but didn't appear during the public portion of the day. I understand from folks who have seen him that Papi appears to be in fantastic shape.
Tomorrow should be a better day.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:01 PM
I understand from folks who have seen him that Papi appears to be in fantastic shape.
I saw a couple pictures of him outside the batting cages, he was looking trim. Granted, it was a loose sleeveless shirt, and you can only tell so much from pictures.
(EDIT: found them)
Good job with the updates, I look forward to your posts every day.
Edited by tailwind, 19 February 2008 - 09:03 PM.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:53 PM
The only two players who have not yet shown up at camp are Manny Ramirez and Alex Cora. (Bobby Kielty is also not here, but is excused because his wife is about to have a baby.) Terry Francona did say he spoke to Cora yesterday, and the assumption was that Cora would be in camp on time.
So much for Manny showing up on time.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:30 PM
Manny Ramirez has been spotted at Sox camp in Fort Myers, keeping his word that he would show up to spring training on time.
He arrived in a white Cadillac Escalade, stayed for about a half hour, and then left.
Edited by Foulkey Reese, 20 February 2008 - 02:30 PM.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:02 PM
* Feb. 28 vs. Boston College (1:05 p.m. at City of Palms Park)
Scheduled starter: Josh Beckett
Also likely to pitch: Kyle Snyder
* Feb. 28 vs. Northeastern (6:05 p.m. at City of Palms Park)
Scheduled starter: Justin Masterson
Also likely to pitch: Craig Hansen, Michael Bowden, and some other young pitchers
* Feb. 29 vs. Twins (7:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium)
Scheduled starter: Daisuke Matsuzaka
Also likely to pitch: Julian Tavarez, Hideki Okajima
* March 1 vs. Twins (1:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium)
Scheduled starter: Jon Lester
Also likely to pitch: Devern Hansack, David Pauley
* March 2 vs. Twins (1:05 p.m. at City of Palms Park)
Likely to pitch: Tim Wakefield, Clay Buchholz