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Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes

Today's post-Opening Day edition includes stories on Jackie Bradley (of course), the tone Jon Lester hopes his start produces, and the hunger Jonny Gomes possesses for October baseball.


Jackie Bradley has certainly captivated Red Sox fans and, dare I say, some members of the media. His parents saw it coming all along. (Gordon Edes;

Jon Lester hopes his Opening Day start sets a winning tone for the guys behind him. (Julian Benbow;

For Jonny Gomes, the regular season is nothing but an appetizer and the playoffs are the entree. The only meal that can fix his cravings is the entree. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)

Alex Speier looks at the unusual blueprint the Red Sox followed in yesterday's victory over the Yankees. (Alex Speier;

Opening Day is majestic, to say the least. Some Red Sox players experienced its elegance for the first time. Here is what they had to say about it. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Grab your test tubes, folks, the Red Sox are attempting a chemistry experiment in order to triumph this season. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Craig Breslow presumably has some more leisure time since he's on the disabled list. He used some of that time to send a letter to the Boston Globe about their recent coverage on athletes' charities. (Craig Breslow; Boston Globe)