Wednesday, February 25

Let the Games Begin

The Red Sox kick off their Spring Training schedule today with a double header. The Sox take on the Boston College Eagles at 1:05pm and open Grapefruit League play tonight against the Twins, first pitch is at 7:05.

Josh Beckett will start against BC, no word on if the super fans will be out in full force, I suspect not since they only get up for games against Duke and UNC. Tim Wakefield will start tonight against the Twins. Don't expect the starters to go more the two innings.

The line ups are as follows:

Vs BC

1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Rocco Baldelli, LF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. J.D. Drew, RF
5. Chris Carter, 1B
6. George Kottaras, C
7. Jonathan Van Every, CF
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Angel Chavez, 3B

Vs the Twins

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Brad Wilkerson, RF
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Jeff Bailey, DH
8. Josh Bard, C
9. Gil Velazquez, 3B

Of course these games mean nothing at all, it's a step up from batting practice but the main goal is to get back in the swing of a live game. Personally I hope Beckett strikes out all 6 BC kids he faces then drills the guy in the on deck circle in the thigh, then dragging his thumb across his throat tells the kid he's lucky Tito is pulling him from the game.

Things have been a little slow down in Fort Myers, a few fireworks wouldn't kill anyone.

We'll have updates later today from the BC game, be sure to check back.

2 comments:

D Vicino said...

Loving the random BC hatred...i'm sure you're both winning over, and alienating some of our readers at the same time....I like it.

Joe Murph said...

All right, I'm just gonna say it: a BC degree qualifies you for nothing but a job on campus at BC. Check it out. Empirical evidence abounds.

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