Today's links include the history of Xander Bogaerts' first impressions, Daniel Bard's lights out appearance against Northeastern, and Joel Hanrahan's first appearance as a Red Sox (sort of).
You know how they say first impressions are everything? Well, try having to make four first impressions like Xander Bogaerts did during his climb of the organizational ladder. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
After what transpired last season with Daniel Bard, an appearance such as yesterday's is a step in the right direction. (Maureen Mullen; CSNNE.com)
Joel Hanrahan is pleased with how he performed yesterday against Northeastern. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)
Tim Britton has updates on Mike Napoli and David Ortiz, and they're riddled with optimism. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
Al Skorupa takes a look at the potential fantasy value of Bryce Brentz. (Al Skorupa; FanGraphs)
I, for one, cringe when I hear people address the Red Sox, or any professional team for that matter, as "we." Jack Keller believes otherwise. (Jack Keller; Fire Brand of the AL)
Kevin Youkilis has moved past the Boston Red Sox, and is looking forward to his journey as a Yankee. (Nick Cafardo; Boston.com)